Leadership Theories

1 page on Leadership styles, and the next 4 a review of the following theories:
contingency theory; path-goal theory, leader-member exchange theory.
transformational leadership, authentic leadership, Situational Leadership
Authoritative Leadership

1 paragrah on intution vs. Rational decisoin making by Gary Klein, psychologist has done research/studies on real time decisionsOrganizational Leadership Analysis (20 points). The use of your own organization for this assignment is recommended (You can change the name). You may also use another organization in which you have sufficient knowledge. This assignment will not be shared with anyone and will remain confidential.
The idea for this assignment is to apply, compare and contract what you have learned thus far, with your current organization. Again, this assignment will not be shared with anyone and will remain confidential.
The purpose of this assignment is twofold: (1) to judge your organization with respect to its leadership style(s), and (2) to apply what you have learned about leadership and decision making (intuition and rational) to create improvements.
The first part of this assignment requires you to apply the theories presented in this course, the resources from the literature review and additional sources to analyze your organization’s effectiveness in relationship to its leadership. Unfortunately, some leaders “lose their way” to the extent that their actions do not remotely connect with their leadership style. Others, craft their leadership styles around “actions” and “things” they value, not the organizational values themselves. Questions you need to ask are: “How does the performance of my leaders align with the organization and fulfill its leadership style?” The second part of this assignment is to propose ways to better connect or improve the relationship between the leadership and performance of your organization. Remember that you need to provide some background information about your organization.
•Provide a profile of your organization that includes its vision, mission, goals and structure.
•Describe the organizational model and leadership styles, and compare them to those presented in this course.
•Analyze the actions of your leaders and compare them to the intent of the organization’s vision. Use your knowledge of leadership, and organizational theory to form conclusion.
•Make judgments about the vision and performance of your organization and provide solutions for improvement, if required. (This may require crafting of a new vision.)
Please remember that this is a scholarly paper, and not an opportunity to vent. Your opinion is not as important as the factual information you discover and support with research. This assignment is a research paper 8-10 pages long and written in current APA style. Use a minimum of 10 references in addition to the course texts. You may wish to search the Internet, review professional literature, and/or use the NSU online library.

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