Being The Leader

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board  area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with  your ideas, analysis, and comments supported with application of course  learning materials. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to  reinforce your ideas. 

Review the UWEAR and PALEDENIM scenario found here

You will first meet with the CEOs of each organization, Theresa  Tramlin and Mike Miller, to help them understand their important  leadership roles for the success of the merger.

The merger is a significant change for both organizations; there is  growing anxiety and uncertainty among the employees of both  organizations. The goal is to complete the merger in a way that  maintains employee performance and allegiance to the merged  organization. Both CEOs were promoted from managerial positions, so one  of your tasks is to help them understand how to distinguish the two  roles.

Please discuss the following with your classmates:

  • In your opinion, what is the difference between being a manager and being a leader?  
  • Read research findings by Kabacoff (1998)  that, although men and women are perceived as equally effective in  leading, women tend to focus more on production, attaining results, and  people, while men tend to focus on strategic planning, organization  vision, and business tasks.  
  • Considering this, in your opinion, which leadership theory or style will be effective when leading the merger and why?