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Assignment: Using Leadership to Improve Ethical Performance

At this point, you should have identified the leader you would like to interview. You should also have already contacted him / her and have scheduled an interview time / date. If not, do it as soon as possible. The intention of this assignment is to describe leadership skills, ethics, and communication which impact motivation and improve ethical performance.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1.  Create five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance. Then, conduct the interview based on your selected questions.

HINT: The following are some examples of questions. Feel free to select them from here. However, we urge you to revise your Assignment 2 for some ideas of what you would like to know from an experienced leader.

1. 

a.  How would you define leadership?

b.  As a leader, what do you do when people on your team aren’t pulling their weight?

c.  What is one of the greatest leadership challenges you have ever faced? What did you do? What was the result?

d.  How would you describe your communication style?

e.  Describe a situation in which effective interpersonal communication skills contributed to your success.

f.  Describe your personal actions by which you convey to your staff that ethics/ethical behavior is a high priority with you and that you also expect it to be a high priority with your staff.

g.  Related to the previous question, describe how your personal actions (demonstrating ethics is a priority) have impacted your staff and/or colleagues.

h.  Describe a situation where you recognized a need to communicate clear expectations for ethical practice. How did you recognize that expectations had to be clarified? What did you do or say to clarify the expectations?

2.  Analyze the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and assess its impact in the ethical performance of the organization.

HINT: You should summarize the answers that you gathered in your interview. Thereafter, you should compare and contrast his / her point of view about leadership with your own perception of it.

3.  Use at least three (3) quality academic resources you have located in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do web-based blogs.

4.  Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a.  Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

b.  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

c.  Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the variety of motivational theories and job design considerations.
  • Explain the variety of leadership theories and roles.
  • Evaluate ways organizational culture can be managed and promote ethics in an organization.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.

Assignment 3: Using Leadership to Improve Ethical Performance

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Create five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance. Then, conduct the interview based on your selected questions.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance.

Partially created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance.

Satisfactorily created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance.

Thoroughly created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance.

2. Analyze the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and assess its impact in the ethical performance of the organization.

Weight: 60%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and did not submit or incompletely assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization.

Partially analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and partially assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization.

Satisfactorily analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and satisfactorily assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization.

Thoroughly analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and thoroughly assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization.

3. 3 references

Weight: 10%

No references provided.

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

4. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 15%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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Assignment: Using Leadership to Improve Ethical Performance At this point, you should have identified the leader you would like to interview. You should also have already contacted him / her and have scheduled an interview time / date. If not, do it as soon as possible. The intention of this assignment is to describe leadership skills, ethics, and communication which impact motivation and improve ethical performance. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: 1. Create five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance. Then, conduct the interview based on your selected questions. HINT: The following are some examples of questions. Feel free to select them from here. However, we urge you to revise your Assignment 2 for some ideas of what you would like to know from an experienced leader. 1. a. How would you define leadership? b. As a leader, what do you do when people on your team aren’t pulling their weight? c. What is one of the greatest leadership challenges you have ever faced? What did you do? What was the result? d. How would you describe your communication style? e. Describe a situation in which effective interpersonal communication skills contributed to your success. f. Describe your personal actions by which you convey to your staff that ethics/ethical behavior is a high priority with you and that you also expect it to be a high priority with your staff. g. Related to the previous question, describe how your personal actions (demonstrating ethics is a priority) have impacted your staff and/or colleagues. h. Describe a situation where you recognized a need to communicate clear expectations for ethical practice. How did you recognize that expectations had to be clarified? What did you do or say to clarify the expectations? 2. Analyze the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and assess its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. HINT: You should summarize the answers that you gathered in your interview. Thereafter, you should compare and contrast his / her point of view about leadership with your own perception of it. 3. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources you have located in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do web-based blogs. 4. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: a. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. b. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. c. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:      Explain the variety of motivational theories and job design considerations. Explain the variety of leadership theories and roles. Evaluate ways organizational culture can be managed and promote ethics in an organization. Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior. Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics. Assignment 3: Using Leadership to Improve Ethical Performance Unacceptable Fair Proficient Exemplary Criteria 1. Create five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance. Below 70% F 70-79% C 80-89% B 90-100% A Did not submit or incompletely created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her Partially created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical Satisfactorily created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, Thoroughly created five to seven (5-7) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, Then, conduct the interview based on your selected questions. Weight: 15% 2. Analyze the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and assess its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. Weight: 60% 3. 3 references views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance. leadership and performance. ethical leadership and performance. ethical leadership and performance. Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and did not submit or incompletely assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. No references provided. Partially analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and partially assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. Satisfactorily analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and satisfactorily assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. Thoroughly analyzed the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and thoroughly assessed its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. 5-6 errors present Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices. 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present Weight: 10% 4. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 15% More than 6 errors present Running Head: MOTIVATION Using Motivation to Improve Performance I. Introduction A. Does motivation improve performance? 1. A brief mention of previous research cases on the same topic 2. How motivation improves performance 3. Motivational factors 4. Identifying dilemma situations regarding motivations and performance B. Current research cases both for and against motivation 1. Studies that support motivation as an influential factor towards better performance 2. Some studies are against motivation as an influential factor towards performance C. After comparing the researches for both sides it is clear that motivation contributes to improved performance II. Research cases that support motivation to improve performance A. Study case 1 1. Research methods used in the study 2. Results from study 3. Analysis of conclusions based on a large and sufficient sample size with a perfect control team B. Study case 2 1. Research methods 2. Results of study MOTIVATION 2 3. Analysis of findings based on an insufficient representative sample and a poor control group III. Research cases against motivation as a contributory factor towards improved performance A. Study case 1 1. Research methods 2. Research findings 3. Analysis of conclusions with a large and sufficient sample size and an effective control team B. Study case 2 1. Research methods 2. Research findings 3. Analysis of conclusions based on a small and insufficient sample size with a poor control group IV. Conclusion A. All studies supporting motivation as an influential factor to improved performance have good methodology B. All studies against motivation as an influential factor of improved performance have poor research methodology C. Some researches of the research case in support of motivation have some shortcomings in making the final decisions D. Research is in support that motivation improves performance E. Previous researches are limited and have limited proof to support arguments MOTIVATION 3 The performance of any individual in their current place is determined by their ability to work. An effective manager is able to carry on his or her responsibilities from his managerial skill. An employee in an organization is also able to work effectively and provide efficient results from his knowledge of what he or she is doing. Moreover, student’s performance is also high in schools as a result of their dedication in school work and materials such as books. However, there is always a limit for anything such that even with all qualifications and skills in any line of work performance may be found to remain the same or even diminish. Therefore, motivation is used in such cases to help boost the performance of individuals. In most of the organizations and educational institutions performance is a significant factor. This is because it determines the overall outcome of an organization or institutional operation. Therefore, organizations result to establishing various factors that can assist to improve the performance of employees. Motivation of employees plays a vital role in the performance of workers. Assuming a group of construction workers working on a daily basis without a break are given a time to relax during their working hours, and another group of workers is denied break time. The team with a break is likely to complete their work on time and have good results compared to the team with no break. In another case is that of student’s in schools, when they have a drive force or a motivation towards achieving a high score in school they work hard to improve performance (Lunenburg and Ornstein, 2012). On the other hand, in case these students have no motivation they work for the purpose of completing their studies in school so as to be able to face the real world. It is thus due to motivating students or employees in their current organizations that improves their performance that may have been dormant for a long time or diminishing. MOTIVATION 4 Different motivational approaches are thus employed in organizations and institutions to improve the performance of individuals. Previous researches have been conducted to test motivational influence on level of performance mostly in industries. In businesses or production industries the performance of employees has been found to improve as a result of motivational factors. Employees in organizations have been found to increase their effort towards reaching the goals of their firms once their salaries have been increased. These employees are motivated by salary increment and works harder to attain their company’s objectives thus increasing the overall performance. Incentives to workers have also been found to boost the performance of workers in their firms. When workers are aware that their work will be rewarded by having vacations offered by their companies they tend to work efficiently towards the goals of their firms (Ingley, 2015). Recognitions before other employees and staff members are also another motivational factor that has been found to boost the performance of workers in their current organizations. Employees in firms have thus been seen to increase their performance levels as a result of motivation from their leaders. There have also been research cases done in schools to determine the performance level of students. Motivation has also been found to be a key factor in improving the performance of students. A trip promised to those who will improve their scores in lass is enough to make all students to work hard not for a better score but to get an opportunity to go for the trip. Students in lower grades such as junior school tend to be motivated by small things such as sweets and chocolates. Once a teacher promises a junior student of giving them a gift from their improved performance they also work hard. MOTIVATION 5 It is clear from the previous research as well as the current research that motivation has been an influential factor in improving the performance if individuals in all sectors of an economy. In hospitals, schools, companies as well as higher levels such as leadership all work harder when there is a driving force that promising to them. Organizations and institutions have also been seen to use motivational approaches towards improving the performance of individuals (Woods, 2011). Companies encourage their managers to motivate employees so as to complete a project on time. Motivation therefore is not only applied to workers in an organization or in school but also to leaders within an organization to improve its performance. Motivation of employees and workers is not only applied to improve the performance of employees alone. However, organizations use motivation to improve employee performance so as to reach the companies goals (Weinstein, 2014). It has been found in previous research that the success of a company depends on the performance of its workers. Therefore, in case the performance of workers is low it means that production in the organization will be low. When production is low the sales are also low and in turn profits are also low both in short and long run. Company’s success therefore depends on the overall performance of employees. It is due to the objectives of a firm to be more successful in an industry that they use motivation on employees to improve their performance. In addition, a school is recognized as a god one depending on the performance of its students. Therefore, teachers employ motivation to help improve the performance of their students in class. MOTIVATION 6 References Ingley, C. (2015). Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on management, leadership and governance. Place of publication not identified: Academic Conferences & Pu. Lunenburg, F. C., & Ornstein, A. C. (2012). Educational administration: Concepts and practices. Weinstein, N. (2014). Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships: Theory, Research, and Applications. Dordrecht: Imprint: Springer. Woods, D. R. (2011). Motivating and rewarding university teachers to improve student learning: A guide for faculty and administrators. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press. ...
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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Organizational Behavior
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According to Lussier (2008), there are many business leaders who head large
corporations in the world and each one of them possesses unique skills that lead to the success of
the organization he or she is leading. The leaders need to be different from the others in that they
should have the capability of making unique decisions and develop strategies that will guide the
others within the organization to achieve common goals and objectives.
One of the important leaders that are in our world today is Magic Johnson who was once
a basketball player and he is now one of the most successful CEOs in our society today. Earvin
Johnson runs the Magic Johnson enterprises and he has come from such a humble beginning
when he was only a young basketball player and with time he has succeeded to become one of
the most prominent and respected man in the business sector. From the interview I asked him the
following questions and we also have the replies from this leader.
How would you define leadership?
I would say that leadership is the process of guiding and directing others to be your
follower through clear and well-illustrated visions. The process of leadership ensures that the
leader develops a given idea that will be implemented by his followers to achieve the necessary
goals and objectives of the organization. As a leader, I...

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