Dr. Abeni El-Amin
BADM532 – M21 Organizational Behavior
Chapter 12: Leadership
Summarize the conclusions of trait theories of leadership.
Identify the central tenets and main limitations of behavioral theories.
Contrast contingency theories of leadership.
Describe the contemporary theories of leadership and their relationship to foundational theories.
Discuss the roles of leaders in creating ethical organizations.
Describe how leaders can have a positive impact on their organizations through building trust and mentoring.
Identify the challenges to our understanding of leadership.
Chapter 13: Power and Politics
Contrast leadership and power.
Explain the three bases of formal power and the two bases of personal power.
Explain the role of dependence in power relationships.
Identify power or influence tactics and their contingencies.
Identify the causes and consequences of abuse of power.
Describe how politics work in organizations.
Identify the causes, consequences, and ethics of political behavior.
Reflection and Discussion – 600 Words
Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
a.While it is popular today to ascribe all successes to the concept of leadership, much of an organization’s success or failure is due to factors outside the influence of leadership. Based on what you have studied, what do you see as the true value of leadership?
Problem Set #12
1. Research has narrowed the thousands of leadership behaviors into two primary dimensions. Please list and discuss these two behaviors.
2. Distinguish between charismatic, transformational, and authentic leadership. Could an individual display all three types of leadership?
The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.
Dr. Abeni El-Amin