Principles and theories

• Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
• Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and
at least two current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. Current articles are those published in the
last five years.
• It is strongly encouraged that you submit all assignments to the Turnitin Originality Check prior to submitting it to your instructor for grading. If you are unsure how to submit an assignment to the Originality Check tool, review the Turnitin Originality Check–Student Guide for step-by-step instructions.
In advance of submission, review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.

Paper 1:

or this assignment, you are asked to determine your own personal leadership style. Start by taking the self- assessment from the MindTools website: (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/leadership-style- quiz.htm). Next, complete the required Goleman reading. Develop an understanding of your leadership style.
Goleman, D. (2000, March-April). Leadership that gets results. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from http://www.powerelectronics.ac.uk/documents/leadership-that-gets-results.pdf
Based on your experiences, current readings, work experience, education, and use of self-assessment instruments, describe what you think your personal leadership styles are. Include the following in your response:
• Develop an understanding of your leadership style(s).
• What is/are your style(s) and give an example of when you have applied your leadership
style(s)?
• In what ways will this/these style(s) help you achieve your goals?
• Evaluate yourself relative to emotional intelligence (Goleman article) and explain how you will
expand your emotional intelligence.
• What areas of leadership styles may be shortcomings and how will you improve your
leadership?
Directions:
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.

Paper 2:

The Vice President of operations recently promoted you to branch manager and moved you to a new branch office where the morale among employees is low and performance is poor. Of the five employees, Amani has the most tenure with six years. Amani seems to have the lowest morale and is not motivated to do the work, although he is quite capable of doing it successfully. Bassmah has been with the company for four years but has not mastered the new software and is performing at a low level even three months after being trained on the software. Hadeel also has four years with the company and Rawan has two years. Hadeel and Rawan are responsible for client contact, and while in the past they worked well together on reaching out to clients, now there are conflicts and low morale. Samah has been with the company just three months and does not understand what is expected on the job and is contemplating leaving the company.
Approach the case as the branch manager well versed in situational leadership.
• Explain situational leadership to your Vice President.
• Determine the readiness level of each employee and explain your reasoning.
• Determine the appropriate leader behavior to match the employee level and explain your reasoning.
• Develop a plan of action as to how you will lead each person to higher performance and morale and
explain it to your Vice President.

Directions:
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.

Paper 3:

Dr. Wassmiah is a leader in a local hospital and works well in the environment. The hospital’s environment is characterized by well-defined individual roles where each employee knows what is expected of him or her.
Directions:
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.
Employee conflicts are minimized as everyone understands his or her responsibility, and the coordination of all activities leads to goal attainment. There is no duplication of work. Dr. Wassmiah encourages people to perform well and rewards positive behavior to boost productivity. Most goals Dr. Wassmiah sets are short-term, making them easier to fulfill, less intimidating to achieve, and as a result, employees are interested in obtaining the various rewards. When a problem arises, Dr. Wassmiah directs the employees in what to do and is quick to point out if the employee does not deliver results. However, Dr. Wassmiah suspects that employees are not working when there is no supervision.
What style of leadership is most likely described in this case and why have you reached that conclusion? What are the advantages of this type of leadership and what examples from the case support your position? What are the disadvantages of this type of leadership and what examples from the case support your position? What are the implications for employee motivation with this type of leadership? What other styles of leadership might be complementary to that described in the case and why?

Paper 4:

It may sound intuitive, or commonplace, that the promotion of teams should be a prominent component of an organization’s strategic plan. However, when created and managed ineffectively, the utilization of teams can be met with indecision, incessant delays, conflict, dissention and eventually a dramatic loss in productivity. Compose an essay that address the following in relation to the formation and utilization of teams within an organization. Assume you have been appointed as the Plant Manager of a new 5,000 employee production facility to be opened in Saudi Arabia by a long-established European firm:
• First, as there are cultural, societal, and economic differences between European and Saudi Arabian firms, briefly summarize the key differences between operating a business/organization in Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Directions:
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.
• Second, the formation and utilization of teams is seen as central to the operational success of this new production facility in Saudi Arabia. As the leader of the endeavor, suggest a team model/theory you would implement to create and sustain a team-oriented culture in the production facility. Briefly define/describe the model/theory and its particular relevance in this endeavor.
• Finally, assess—in particular—how the use of this model will result in a more efficient and effective production facility (for instance, identify cites/sources that showcase how the use of teams results in a more efficient and effective operation).
Directions:
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.

Paper 5:

The workplace is becoming more global in nature. It is important for leaders to understand and manage these
differences in workplace culture and diversity. GLOBE research identified six global leadership behaviors that are considered important in various cultures in varying degrees:
• Charismatic/value-based
• Team oriented
• Participative
• Humane-oriented
• Autonomous
• Self- or group-protective.
Direction:
In the following paper, address the following:
• Provide an overview of GLOBE and how it relates to leadership and culture.
• Briefly define the six global leadership behavior listed above.

• Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension Theory details six dimensions along which a culture can be analyzed and utilized effectively in the workplace. Assess how an organization/its leader can utilize the concepts of both GLOBE and Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory in order to create and sustain not only a culturally diverse organization, but an effective organization, as well.
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
• Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
• Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and
at least two current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. Current articles are those published in the
last five years.
• It is strongly encouraged that you submit all assignments to the Turnitin Originality Check prior to
submitting it to your instructor for grading. If you are unsure how to submit an assignment to the Originality Check tool, review the Turnitin Originality Check–Student Guide for step-by-step instructions.
In advance of submission, review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.
Module 12
Critical Thinking: Authentic Leadership (120 points)
Authentic leadership focuses on leadership that is genuine and real. Whether something is genuine and real may likely be in the mind of the individual evaluating it or experiencing it.
• Examine the usefulness of authentic leadership in organizations by identifying research that supports or refutes authentic leadership as a determinant of organizational or individual success.
• Identify elements of authentic leadership. Describe the behavioral elements that one might objectively see in an authentic leader.
• Include the role of emotional intelligence in authentic leadership.
• Identify a nationally or internationally recognizable, currently living business figure who might be
described as an authentic leader and justify your selection of that individual.
• Next, critically evaluate your authentic leadership skills in relation to the behavioral elements and
emotional intelligence you identified as important. Identify any areas for personal growth as a result of this examination.
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
• Be 3 pages in length, which does not include the title and reference pages, which are never a part of the content minimum requirements.
• Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.

Paper 6:

Authentic leadership focuses on leadership that is genuine and real. Whether something is genuine and real may likely be in the mind of the individual evaluating it or experiencing it.
• Examine the usefulness of authentic leadership in organizations by identifying research that supports or refutes authentic leadership as a determinant of organizational or individual success.
• Identify elements of authentic leadership. Describe the behavioral elements that one might objectively see in an authentic leader.
• Include the role of emotional intelligence in authentic leadership.
• Identify a nationally or internationally recognizable, currently living business figure who might be
described as an authentic leader and justify your selection of that individual.
• Next, critically evaluate your authentic leadership skills in relation to the behavioral elements and
emotional intelligence you identified as important. Identify any areas for personal growth as a result of this examination.
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
• Be 3-5 pages in length, which does not include the title and reference pages, which are never a part of the content minimum requirements.
• Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions. Do not address the questions using a question-and-answer format.

Directions:
• Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s guide questions.

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS