For this Portfolio Project presentation, you will choose two well-known leaders in different countries and cultures (for example, a leader from the United States and a leader from China). You will compare these two leaders in terms of their leadership styles, their methods for gaining power and influence, and their success and effectiveness as a leader.
The entire portfolio project is worth 35% of your overall grade for this course. Make sure to use research to back up your statements within the paper. You will need to address each of the following as they relate to your two leaders. Each question is worth equal value.
A brief background for each leader including a profile of the leader, the organization they work for, the country or culture in which they work, the industry in which they work, their leadership level within the organization (lower level, middle level, executive level), and any other relevant information
An overview of the culture in which the leader holds a position of leadership
A comparison of the techniques used by each leader to gain power in his or her role within the organization
A comparison of how subordinates relate to each leader, including how much influence the subordinates have on each leader in his or her respective culture
An analysis of how each leader uses influence to change the behavior of other leaders, co-workers, and subordinates based on his or her respective culture
A comparison of the techniques used by each leader to influence employee motivation
An analysis of self-destructive tendencies (dark characteristics) of each leader, and how these tendencies affect the leadership effectiveness
An analysis of which leadership theory best describes each leader and the reasons why you selected the leadership theory based on research
An evaluation of how successful the two leaders are in their respective cultures and ideas for how they could improve their effectiveness given the culture in which they are leaders