Leadership analysis

Assignment 3: Analyze Leadership

Address the following: Both managers and leaders play important roles in an organization, but in different ways. A leader analyzes various factors that impact an organization in order to formulate visions, concepts, and ideas while a manager tends to implement the visions, concepts, and ideas of others. This assignment will help you distinguish between a manager and a leader.

Select a current or past leader from any field. Research the leader’s career using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet. Identify the obstacles the leader faced and how he or she overcame those obstacles. Write a 3-5 page analysis and apply APA standards for writing style to your work. Include the following information:

  • Identify the organizational change or other change that can be attributed to this leader.
  • Identify the personality traits that contributed to the leader’s effectiveness.
  • Explain why you think this person was an effective leader, giving examples.
  • Did the obstacle(s) the leader faced have an influence on his or her career or leadership style?
  • Were the organizational changes beneficial? Did the leader persuade stakeholders to support the change?
  • What were some environmental factors contributing to the leader’s effectiveness?

By Wednesday, September 18, 2013, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified organizational change or other change which can be attributed to this leader.
15
Identified personality traits that contributed to the leader’s effectiveness.
15
Explained why you think the person was an effective leader giving examples.
15
Explained if the obstacles the leader faced influenced their career or leadership style.
15
Explained if the organizational changes were beneficial and if the leader persuaded stakeholders to support the change.
15
Described the environmental factors which contributed to the leader’s effectiveness.
15
APA and level of scholarly writing
10
Total:
100
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