6-10 Page Graduate Level Paper On Managing People And Organizations (Individual Leadership Style)

MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS & LEADING PEOPLE Competency 3018.1.2: Theories of Leadership – The graduate uses contemporary theories of leadership to develop personal leadership skills based on a personal leadership philosophy.

Introduction: For this task, you will conduct an evaluation of your personal leadership style. You will write a 6-10 page paper evaluating your own leadership practices using a scholarly leadership theory that is different from the one you used in task 1. To help you refine your own leadership skills, you will develop at least two SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) goals as part of your evaluation. Requirements:

A.  Conduct a leadership evaluation of your own leadership by doing the following:

1.  Provide a completed copy of the attached “Seven Habits Profile.”

Note: You will be required to attach a completed copy of the “Seven Habits Profile” to the task submission. The attachment may be a scanned document or photo.

a.  Reflect on the results of your Seven Habits Profile, including what those results might indicate about your leadership style.

2.  Evaluate your leadership practice by doing the following:

Note: As part of your evaluation, you will need to use one scholarly leadership theory and three scholarly sources.(Transformational Leadership Theory)

a.  Evaluate three strengths of your leadership practice using a scholarly leadership theory.

Note: You should use a leadership theory that is different from the leadership theory you used in task 1.

b.  Evaluate three weaknesses of your leadership practice using the same scholarly leadership theory you used in part A2a.

c.  Recommend three theory-based changes that you could make to maximize your success in managing organizations and leading people in the future, using the same scholarly leadership theory you used in part A2a.

Note: All theories must be supported.

d.  Discuss two short-term SMART goals that will help improve your leadership practice.

Note: All the components of the SMART model must be met for each goal. This model required objectives to be: (a) specific, (b) measurable, (c) achievable or attainable, (d) realistic or relevant, and (e) time-bound or time-based.

i.  Discuss at least two specific actions you will take to reach each of the SMART goals discussed in part A2d.

e.  Include three scholarly sources that support your evaluation of your own leadership practice.

Note: A scholarly source could be a reputable journal, a published book, any source from a university faculty member or business leader. Also, any article or book in the online WGU library.

B.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.