Leadership

Project

Assume that you have been tasked with preparing a cultural brief for an upcoming trip that will put you and your travel companions in touch with three different societal clusters. Choose three clusters other than the one in which you currently operate.

 

Create a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, briefly describe the following:

 

·        List and describe the three cultural clusters that will be visited.

 

·        Provide information on cultural norms from each of the clusters to be visited. (Make sure to use specific information from the GLOBE study.)

 

·        Describe the leadership approaches preferred in the clusters that will be visited.

 

·        Describe the considerations for leading multicultural teams.

 

Be sure to follow the guidelines below:

 

·        Your presentation should have originality, and the content should be presented in a unique and interesting manner.

 

·        Analysis should be thorough and fully developed.

 

·        Organization should be clear in your paper. The main points should be arranged logically to support the information provided, with similar ideas grouped together and smooth transitions.

 

·        All graphics and texts should be appropriate, attractive, and support the theme and content. Be sure to use a consistent and appropriate background.

 

·        Any sources used should be properly cited and referenced according to APA format.

 

·        Writing should be clear and concise with correct use of sentence structure and should be free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.

 

Research Paper

 

Write a research paper that analyzes methods used to appropriately manage groups and teams. In your paper, be sure to include the following:

 

·        Discuss the process of evolving a group into a team and the importance of organizational culture in that process.

 

·        Evaluate the leadership styles that are effective for managing groups and teams, including unique considerations for leading multicultural teams.

 

·        Describe the benefits and drawbacks of having groups or teams in terms of groupthink vs. teamthink.

 

Be sure to follow the guidelines below:

 

·        Your introduction should engage the reader and clearly present the thesis and a summary of the main points to clarify your point of view.

 

·        Review of literature should present a critical analysis and synthesis of the existing research.

 

·        Discussion should reveal insightful analysis of research.

 

·        A summary should be present that reviews or summarizes key points and provides a smooth transition between sections.

 

·        Writing should be clear and concise with correct use of sentence structure and should be free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.

 

·        Your paper should be at least four pages in length.

 

·        You must also use at least five outside sources to support assertions and conclusions.

 

·        All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

 

Article Critique

 

The Brisson-Banks (2010) article in the required reading for this unit compares the five different change management models presented in this unit, and it describes various situational variables that could influence the effectiveness of each. Utilizing all of the knowledge accumulated through this and the previous units, write a critique of the article.

 

Brisson-Banks, C. (2010). Managing change and transitions: A comparison of different models and their commonalities. Library Management, 31(4), 241-252. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.columbiasout hern.edu/docview/287901868?accountid=33337

 

In your paper, be sure to include the following:

 

Evaluate different aspects of organizational change.

 

·        Discuss the role that leader vision and organizational climate plays in a change management strategy.

 

·        Discuss how effective change initiatives can influence organizational performance.

 

Be sure to follow the guidelines below:

 

·        Accurately identify the premise and supporting points from the article.

 

·        Provide an insightful and thorough analysis of information from the article, including using evidence and reasonable and compelling interpretations.

 

·        Link material to course content and real-world situations.

 

·        Demonstrate solid critical evaluation by providing well-supported opinions and conclusions using additional peerreviewed articles.

 

·        Organize the material logically by using smooth transitions and grouping similar material together.

 

·        Your paper should be at least two pages in length.

 

·        All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

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