Description: Select an organization such as your work, school, or other company to
which you have access. Use your text as a reference to describe and analyze the
leadership styles in that organization (do not copy definitions or phrases word-forword
to avoid excessive matching percentages in the SafeAssign system). The
discussion may focus on one manager/leader or compare and contrast two specific
managers in the organization. Your description of leadership should include the
manager’s knowledge of individual and group behavior and ability to motivate and
communicate. Describe their ability to alter leadership styles by referring to
situational leadership theory in chapter 3 of your text. Your discussion should include
an analysis and observation of how and when the leader/manager employs each of
the four styles listed below (these may be Level 2 headings in the Analysis section):
• The Telling or Directing style
• The Selling or Coaching style
• The Participating or Supporting style
• The Delegating style
In each of the four cases, provide your assessment of manager/leader effectiveness
as you consider follower developmental or “readiness” level.
Requirements: The paper must be well written with proper grammar, spelling,
punctuation, and references. The Research Papers will be a minimum of 6 to 7 typed
pages plus a cover page and a References page, bringing the total to 8 or 9 pages.
The paper will be double-spaced using 12-point “Times New Roman” font and
standard one-inch margins. This equates to approximately 1500 to 1800 words. The
paper must be correctly formatted and documented using the APA style.