Project #7146 - Leadership Styles, Aristotle and Leadership, and Leadership vs. Management

Classical Leadership Styles, Aristotle and Leadership, and Leadership vs. Management

Background

Leadership has been studied for many years, but there are three theories of leadership which are considered "foundational."  This case assignment will have you analyzing contemporaty leaders through the lense of these three styles.

Required Readings

Fortune Magazines “Top 100 Companies to Work For 2011”: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2011/full_list/.

Assignment

Drawing on the material in the background readings and doing additional research, please prepare a 5-6  page paper (not including the cover and reference pages) in which you

Analyze the leadership style of a contemporay leader from one of Fortune Magazine's Top 10 Companies to Work for in 2011.

Keys to the Assignment

  • Choose a company from Fortune Magazines Top 100 Companies to Work For 2011 from the website http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2011/full_list/.  Select your company from the top 10 on the list. 
  • Research the company, then answer the following questions. 
    • Which of the classical leadership styles exemplifies this company?
    • What is the added value of this leadership style? 
    • What impact does this leadership style have on the organization’s overall image?
    • Contrast this leadership style with United Airlines, named the worst company in America to work for by glassdoor.com.
    • Based on your experiences and research, what kind of leadership style is needed to promote efficiency in an organization? What contingencies affect this outcome?  Justify your response.
  • These are not the only things must be covered, but are the minimum.  You are encouraged to go deeper with the assignment and use your critical thinking skills to ascertain what other areas are important in making a company one of the top ones in which to work

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 06/05/2013 12:00 am
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