Assignment: Construct a Matrix for Modern Leadership Styles
This week, you learned about modern leadership styles and approaches. In order to illuminate the various traits of each modern leadership style, as well as the differences and similarities between them, create a four-quadrant matrix or chart that includes each of these styles.
Using brief bullet points or in each chart cell, list the key traits associated with each style, note where the traits converge and diverge between styles. Your matrix/chart will serve as a quick reference as you analyze well-known modern leaders. Identify strengths and challenges associated with each style.
Be sure to include the following:
Recommend best application(s) of each style within an organization.
Identify one leader for each style (in any industry) who exhibit traits from each modern leadership style.
Consider the strength of diversity in leadership and develop an inventory for each leader in which you provide concrete, evidence-based examples (found in press releases, news articles, websites, etc.) of traits from these leadership styles for each leader.
Recommend how each style may be effective for leading organizational change.
Indicate your preferred style and explain your choice.
Include a 1 to 2-page reflection based on the findings of this discovery exercise in the context of defending the need for diversity in organizational leadership, factoring in organizational culture, ethics, and leading diverse workforces.
Be sure to emphasize the struggles minorities have faced in securing leadership roles within organizations, despite the modern leadership styles evidenced in current minority leaders.
In your reflection, consider the attention on transformational leadership over any other modern leadership styles, it stands to reason those traits transformational leaders would include most, if not all, of the traits associated with all other modern leadership styles. What do you think? Does your matrix/chart provide evidence for this?
Use any format that can be inserted into Word as an appendix to the reflection. Here is one example:
Support your chart and reflection with a minimum of three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: Chart plus 1 to 2-page reflection, but not including title and reference pages
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.