Strategic Change Case Study – 1100 Word Assignment

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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to examine an existing organization and apply research to identify opportunities for strategic change. 

Assignment Steps

Write a 1,050-word or more essay to identify one global creative organization, as defined in Ch. 10 and 11 of Mastering Leadership

Analyze the opportunities for strategic change that are evident, citing evidence. 

Explain the impact of culture and structure in relation to strategic change. 

Include the following in your essay: 

· Identify one organization that could be considered creative according to the definitions in Mastering Leadership.

· Explain whether or not you believe the organization meets the criteria.

· Discuss the impact of organizational culture and structure on opportunities for strategic change.

· Formulate a conclusion that includes your personal analysis of the organization’s potential for strategic change. 

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

During this presentation, I will provide an understanding of my leadership role and at the same time, I will provide a clear understanding of the competencies consisting of my Outer and Inner Game.

Outer Game Characteristics

· Managerial skills

· Sense of humor

· Interaction

· Confidence

· Trainer

· Experience

· Vision

· Emotion management

· Conciliator

One of the most important keys to what makes me an effective leader is possessing the ability and knowledge to influence those in my work around me. Aiming to mold those around you to follow how you continue to develop and hone your ability to think in all sorts of different scenarios, is required for effectiveness. Both experience and confidence are what allows a leader to be able to interact with their surrounding environment effectively.

One of the main leadership qualities for my outer game is self-confidence, which allows me to with everything and everyone around me. This is a major trait in order to provide guidance to other people.

Outer Game

· Performance

· Behavior

· Competencies

· Skill Sets

Inner Game

· Thought patterns

· Believes

· Assumptions

· Attitudes

· Stances

· Values

The inner game is what drives individuals internally to complete their objectives and reach goals. In other words, the inner game is what fuels the outer game for leaders. The outer game of leadership is derived from many different competencies of leadership. Basically focuses on managerial skills that are needed to achieve results. While on the other hand, the inner games revolve around the individual’s underlying beliefs, which shapes the way a person makes sense of the world around them.

I find it important to continue to develop leadership skills. Apart from that includes my analytical skills when accessing changes and situations. This will ultimately help me during my thinking process. Improving the way I analyze things will then help improve the way I strategize as well. One of the most basic traits of a leader is leading, therefore providing direction and helping those around me understand the overall goals and vision of the company, is important to me. This a skill that will grow through time and experience.

Leadership competencies are important traits that impact how effective a leader is. Which some the traits that make me an effective leader include my ability to influence others to handle any changes. Being that I am able to adapt to my environment easily, I have to possess skills of which I can influence those around me to adapt as well. Every leader is hit with tough choices throughout their career must be able to make quick decisions. This is also one of those elements that makes me an effective leader is that I can make quick decisions.

The outer game of leadership is about utilizing our knowledge and our acquired experience, just as our managerial skills, leadership capabilities, technical specialties, and authority capability, to achieve results.

· Character: Act with strength

· Charisma: Focus on others, not on oneself

· Maintaining a level head: Remaining calm at all times.

· Be responsible: Be dependable and honor commitments.

· Creative: Able to resolve issues in a new way.

· Innovator: New ideas or ways of doing things

· Honest: Able to be truthful and sincere to others.

· Communication: Able to communicate ideas and intentions briefly.

My leadership consciousness is what helps anytime when making responsible decisions. This allows me to avoid following the reactive dimension as well. Being able to maintain my conscious awareness is vital to keep me from falling into a reaction and instead of staying focus on creating better solutions and outcomes for my employees and my organization. In order for this to be successfully done, I aim to improve the conscious choices I make by creating boundaries and providing myself more time to reflect.

· Confidence

· Resiliency

· Growth

An important aspect of being an effective leader is to maintain the desire to grow, maintain confidence and resiliency. No matter how far an individual gets in life, no one is perfect, therefore one must be able to get back up and make the proper adjustments when they fall. Resiliency is one of the most vital keys to leaders confidence. My confidence doesn’t just revolve in how I perform or what I know, but it also serves as the backbone for believing in myself and pushing myself to grow.

· Weaknesses

· Situational Skills

No matter great of a leader I may become, there will always be room for improvement. In order to improve on any faults, I must first work on discovering own internal weaknesses that affect the way I think and perform as a leader.

I would like to improve as a situational leader by making myself more available to those around me, in order to build the comfort levels of those around me. This will allow everyone to feel comfortable enough to approach me for guidance and confidence to give their own perspective.