LDR 600 Leadership Styles and Development Entire Course

LDR 600 Leadership Styles and Development Entire Course

 

 

LDR 600  Week 1 Discussion 1

 

Identify and discuss the six trait characteristics in the trait approach to leadership. If one does not have these traits, can he or she still be a leader? Explain your position.

 

LDR 600  Week 1 Discussion 2

 

Think of a recent boss you have had. Were they more of a manager or a leader? Was this appropriate for their role? And how did it impact you as a follower?

 

LDR 600  Week 2 Discussion 1

 

Identify and discuss the three-skills approach and provide one workplace example where they can be very successful in a leadership process. How does the new skills-based model of organizational leadership extend the knowledge of the three-skills approach?

 

LDR 600  Week 2 Discussion 2

 

What explanation would you offer to show how the style approach works? In what situations do you think leaders need to be more task oriented, and when do they need to be more relationship oriented? Support with examples.

 

LDR 600  Week 3 Discussion 1

 

In what ways are Fiedler’s contingency model similiar to another selected leadership model? In what ways are they different?

 

LDR 600  Week 3 Discussion 2

 

As a manager, which leadership theories do you think would be most useful in providing you with the knowledge you need to be an effective manager? Justify your choice.

 

LDR 600  Week 4 Discussion 1

 

How might your knowledge of LMX theory help you to become a better leader?

 

LDR 600  Week 4 Discussion 2

 

What is the path-goal theory and how can leaders use this theory to motivate subordinates?

 

LDR 600  Week 5 Discussion 1

 

What is the relationship between the emerging leadership theories? What do they have in common? In what ways are they different? Which leads to more effective leadership, and why?

 

LDR 600  Week 5 Discussion 2

 

How might you compare servant leadership to other scholarly leadership theories and models of leadership?

LDR 600  Week 6 Discussion 1

 

Identify and describe one example of a typical team dynamic that a leader may encounter when working with or leading teams. The dynamic may be a negative dynamic, such as conflict, or a positive dynamic, such as alignment around a clear vision for the team. How can leadership address this dynamic?

 

LDR 600  Week 6 Discussion 2

 

What is the relationship between team effectiveness and servant leadership based on research that has been done in this area? Support your position with citations.

 

LDR 600  Week 7 Discussion 1

 

Provide an explanation of why so few women leaders reach the top. What factors come into play?

 

LDR 600  Week 7 Discussion 2

 

Servant, authentic, and ethical leadership are models that have been successful not only in different types of organizations, but also in different cultures and in different countries. Do you believe this to be a valid statement? In other words, are these leadership theories effective global leadership models? Why or why not? Support your position with global examples and appropriate references.

 

LDR 600  Week 8 Discussion 1

 

Compare and contrast the five elements of toxic leadership and how they may manifest in a toxic leader and a nontoxic leader.

 

LDR 600  Week 8 Discussion 2

 

How do organizational environments contribute to toxic cultures?

 

LDR 600 Week 1 Assignment Case Study Analysis Paper 1

 

A Tale of Two Coaches

Details:

 

Write a 500-750-word paper that analyzes the two leadership case studies found in the topic materials for this module, “Coach Knight: A Will to Win” and “Coach K: A Matter of the Heart.”

Address the following questions and concepts:

Which of the leadership perspectives discussed in Week 1 do you think is manifested in both coaches? What are the power bases both coaches rely upon? Whose actions are more aligned with a managerial role and whose actions are more aligned with a leadership role?

How significant were their respective traits in influencing their leadership? The textbook provides a list of traits and links these with the five-factor personality model. Is there an agreement between the traits you have identified and those presented in your text? In what ways has this affected the performance effectiveness of the coaches?

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

 

LDR 600 Week 2 Assignment Case Study Analysis Paper 2

 

A Tale of Two Coaches (Benchmark Assessment)

Details:

 

Write a 500-750-word paper that analyzes the two leadership case studies found in the topic materials for this module, “Coach Knight: A Will to Win” and “Coach K: A Matter of the Heart.”

Address the following questions and concepts:

Based on the models of Robert Katz and Michael D. Mumford and colleagues (see Week 1 and Week 2 assigned readings and lectures), which skills do you think accounted for the success of Coach K and Coach Knight? Which skills appear to be deficient?

Compare and contrast Coach K’s and Coach Knight’s leadership styles using Blake and Mouton’s leadership grid. How are they similar? How are they different? Are they both effective? Why or why not?

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

 

LDR 600 Week 3 Assignment Case Study Analysis Paper 3

 

A Tale of Two Coaches (Benchmark Assessment)

Details:

 

Write a 500-750-word paper that analyzes the two leadership case studies found in topic materials for this module, “Coach Knight: A Will to Win” and “Coach K: A Matter of the Heart.”

Address the following questions and concepts:

Through your review of Fiedler’s contingency model, would you say that the coaches are matched to their situation? Why or why not? Has this had an impact on their effectiveness?

Provide evidence from the cases that show whether or not there is usage of the leadership styles by the two coaches, and adopt a position on whether or not you think the coaches are effective from this theoretical perspective.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

 

LDR 600 Week 4 Assignment Case Study Analysis Paper 4

 

A Tale of Two Coaches

Details:

Write a 750-1,000-word paper that analyzes the two leadership case studies found in topic materials for this module, “Coach Knight: A Will to Win” and “Coach K: A Matter of the Heart.”

Address the following questions and concepts:

Based on the principle of path-goal theory, evaluate the actions of the two coaches, and then provide an analysis of how they have (or have not) integrated the key considerations of this theoretical perspective into their leadership styles.

According to your text, research on leader-member exchange (LMX) theory has shown that LMX is correlated with subordinate energy and creativity at work, and that LMX, moderated by empowerment, would affect job satisfaction, turnover, job performance and organization citizenship behavior. Is there any evidence of LMX or the results of the above research in the two case studies?

Conclude your paper by summarizing the dominant trait, power bases, and leadership styles of both coaches, and adopting a position on whom you think was a more effective leader and why. Be sure to indicate what you have learned from the cases and how this knowledge would make you a better leader.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

 

LDR 600 Week 5 Assignment Emerging Leadership Theories Analysis Paper

 

 

Emerging Leadership Theories Analysis Paper

 

Details:

 

Write a 500-750-word paper analyzing emerging leadership theories.

Address the following questions and concepts:

Describe one attribute or capacity of servant leadership and explain how and where you might apply this principle at work or in a community setting you are familiar with. What impact would this leadership style have on the setting?

Evaluate the following perspective: Although servant leadership is often associated with the Bible and Jesus Christ, it is totally compatible with most religions and theories of philosophy. How is this so?

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

 

LDR 600 Week 8 Assignment Leadership Interview & Reflection Paper

 

Leadership Interview & Reflection Paper


Details:

 

Interview a woman or minority person in a leadership position. The person must be responsible in some capacity for other employees. The interview may be conducted by phone, email, or in person.

Write a 500-750-word paper in which you reflect upon the interview and concepts discussed throughout the module. Submit both the interview transcript and reflection paper.

In your interview transcript, include the name of the leader and his or her position, organization or field the leader works in, and length of time in position. Include a minimum of 10 questions and responses addressing the following:

Describe the organization that you work in, including the culture of the organization and your responsibilities as a leader.

Describe your leadership style.

Describe the steps taken to get in your current leadership position.

What has been your biggest challenge as a leader?

What has been your greatest achievement as a leader?

Your reflection should include the following:

What did you learn about the connection between women or culture and leadership from conducting this interview? How can this improve your leadership abilities?

What surprised you, if anything, about the interview?

Were there any nuances to the leader’s responses which may be attributed to gender or cultural differences in leadership behaviors discussed in the module?

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

 

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