Effective Leadership

Write an essay detailing a selected individual’s leadership style and approaches in relationship to his or her communication, using and applying various leadership methods and theories.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Complete the following:

Choose an individual who you know personally and consider to be an effective leader. This person may be someone you have worked for or with or have been in contact with through organizations in the community.
Research the various leadership theories and methods referenced in the assessment instructions below using the Capella library and other sources. The suggested materials in the Resources for this assessment is a good place to start.
Write an essay detailing the selected individual’s leadership style and approaches in relationship to his or her communication through the following:
Use Charles Handy’s six methods of influence to analyze how the leader influences others.
Apply different theories related to leadership styles to describe the leader’s communication.
Describe which of Goleman’s six leadership styles best fits the leader.
Identify the leader’s position on the Tannenbaum-Schmidt leadership continuum.
Analyze the leader’s place in the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid.
Analyze the leader’s communication using Hersey and Blanchard’s situational leadership theory.
Using French and Raven’s description of five leadership power types, explain how the leader communicates.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th ed.) style and formatting. Include a properly formatted title page and references page.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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