Change-Oriented Leadership: Transformational and Charismatic Leader

For the Module 3 SLP you will again be applying the concepts from the background materials to your own personal experiences. You can write about the same supervisor you wrote about in Modules 1 and 2, or choose a different supervisor that you worked with and got to know well.
Carefully review the concepts and definitions of charismatic, transformational, and transactional leadership. Then write a two- to three-page paper addressing the following issues, using specific examples from your personal experiences. Make sure to cite at least three of the required textbook readings for your answer:
Did your supervisor meet any of the characteristics of a charismatic leader as defined and discussed in the background readings?
Did your supervisor meet any of the characteristics of a transformational leader?
Did your supervisor meet any of the characteristics of a transactional leader?
SLP Assignment Expectations
Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
List supporting references and cite sources in proper format
Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
Include both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the ?Writing Style Guide?, which is found under ?My Resources? in the TLC portal.

Managing Organizational Change

For the Module 4 SLP, think about a major organizational change that occurred in your workplace. Think carefully about the steps taken by management during the change process, and the organizational change processes and concepts that you read about in the background materials. Then write a two- to three-page paper addressing the following issues. Make sure to cite at least two of the required background readings in your paper:
Describe the change that occurred in your workplace. Was the change successful? Was there a lot of employee resistance to this change?
What steps and processes did management take to implement this change? Was it similar to Lewin?s three steps, Kotter?s eight steps, or the five steps used in action research?
In retrospect, do you think the change process would have gone better if management used Lewin?s three steps, Kotter?s eight steps, or the five step approach of action research?
Carefully explain your reasoning for each of your three answers using specific examples from your personal experience and the concepts from the background materials.

SLP Assignment Expectations
Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions.
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials.
List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.
Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
Include both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper , including pages 13-14 on in-text citations.

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