7 pages with 2 of which is a reflective analysis
as outlined in the rubric
Classical and contemporary leadership theories offer leaders a toolbox of approaches and solutions that can enhance their leadership effectiveness in addressing organizational issues. In this assignment, you will analyze the value of different leadership approaches in resolving a real-world issue. In essence, your leadership challenge is a case study in which you will assess the effectiveness and impact of applying three different leadership theories or models.
Leadership Challenge Paper Guidelines
Prepare and submit 6 – 8 page paper that briefly describes the situation, defines and applies three leadership theories to the situation, and reflects on insights gained. A well-constructed paper will reference 4 or more scholarly sources including 3 journal articles such as those assigned and retrieved from Brandmans virtual library, and adhere to APA standards.
In no more than one page, describe the leadership challenge which may be an organizational problem, a new initiative, and/or opportunity. In the description, position yourself as the leader, and identify areas of concern, key players (names optional), and your goal(s) in addressing the challenge. The leadership challenge described should be consistent with the one approved by the instructor in week 2, and used in the discussion board in weeks 2 4.
Leadership Theories and Models
Select three (3) of the following classic leadership theories or models: Leadership Grid, Situational Leadership, Path-Goal, and/or Leader-Member Exchange that are most relevant to your leadership challenge. Define and describe the components of the selected theories using four (4) or more scholarly sources including three (3) journal articles.
Application of Theories and Models
Analyze your leadership challenge through the lens of each selected leadership theory providing explicit and direct links to the components of the theory or model as they relate to the situation. Based on your analysis, draw valid conclusions on the impact and value of each theory in addressing your challenge.
In 2 – 3 pages, reflect on your effectiveness as the leader in this challenge, discussing three (3) specific insights you learned about leadership from this assignment, and identifying one specific action you will take to enhance your leadership practice. In your reflection, describe what surprised you, the effectiveness of the classic leadership theories in addressing your challenge, and how your thinking and/or behavior changed.