Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction, chapters 11 & 14; Company Internet resources, UOP Library, or Internet credible news or magazine articles.
Create a 1,200 – 1,400 word analysis addressing the following:
- Identify one theory that appeals to you the most from the leadership theories discussed in Chapter 14 only (Choose from: trait, behavioral, contingency, transformational, leader-member exchange, or e-leader theories).
- Research two local companies: one in which the leadership seems to exemplify your chosen leadership theory, and one that seems to be in direct contrast (different).
- Analyze how each leadership theory might affect the respective company’s performance and alignment to values.
- Discuss which leadership theory to which you are most aligned. It must be of those you assessed above.
- Discuss this leadership theory in your current work environment. If you are not currently employed, discuss how you would practice this leadership theory in a future job you might like to hold.