Contemporary Leadership Theories

In this unit, you will complete the research paper that you started in Unit I concerning a leadership theory (Contemporary Leadership Theories) and how it is applied in the workforce. Part of your research paper topic assignment in Unit I was to list two possible research questions concerning application of your theory. In your research paper, choose one of those questions as the basis for your research. A possible question concerning the application of these theories is whether or not having in-groups and out-groups causes problems in the workplace or if it actually improves performance? When analyzing your leadership theory and writing the paper, be sure to cover the following topics. -What leadership roles and strengths are most important in your chosen theory? How are these leadership approaches used to lead organizational learning and change? -Evaluate leadership behavior and motivation as it is applied to your leadership theory. How are leadership skills of diagnosing, communicating, and adapting used? -Analyze how leaders influence by leveraging power and politics, networking, or negotiating. -Evaluate strategies for achieving mutual influence within the leader-follower relationship. How can leaders create an ethical culture that drives innovation and change? -Successful leaders are constantly working to advance their organizations and hone their leadership skills. How should leaders utilizing your chosen theory use self and action research to increase their leadership skills? Your research paper should be at least three pages in length, not including the title and reference pages, which are required as part of this assignment. You are required to use at least four outside sources, three of which must come from the Waldorf Online Library. You may use the sources from the literature review you completed earlier in the course. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations. Textbook is: Robbins, S. P., & Judge T. A. (2019). Organizational behavior (18th ed.) [ViatlSource Bookshelf version]. Retrieved from Other sources used in lit review Gardiner, A. (2011). Dine Tah Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers. Goethals, G., Sorenson, G., & Burns, J. (n.d.) Encyclopedia of leadership. Jones, R. (2007). Nursing leadership and management. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Co.

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