MGT 324 Saudi Electronic University Good Leadership During Crisis Discussion

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Assignment 2 CLO: Demonstrate different management and leadership styles for different situations. We expect you to answer each question as per instructions in the assignment. You will find it useful to keep the following points in mind. The assignment with be evaluated in terms of your planning, organization and the way you present your assignment. All the three section will carry equal weightage Kindly read the instruction carefully and prepare your assignment accordingly. 1) Planning: Read the assignments carefully, go through the Units on which they are based. Make some points regarding each question and then rearrange them in a logical order. (3.5 Marks) 2) Organization: Be a little selective and analytical before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. Give adequate attention to question’s introduction and conclusion. (3.5 Marks) Make sure that: a) The answer is logical and coherent b) It has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs c) The presentation is correct in your own expression and style. 3) Presentation: Once you are satisfied with your answer, you can write down the final version for submission. If you so desire, you may underline the points you wish to emphasize. Make sure that the answer is within the stipulated word limit. (3 Marks) *** Write an essay in about 1000-1200 words on the following topic. “A leader’s response to a crisis is much more than speeches. Yet the messaging may play a key role in obtaining the public’s trust and co-operation. Hence, success pretty much depends upon leadership skills in the organization”. In line with this statement briefly discuss what makes a good leader during a crisis? With an example, critically analyze the leadership style which is suitable for the smooth decision making and effectively resolving business issues in crises. Important: You are required to present at least three scholarly journals to support your answers
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Good Leadership During Crisis
A leader is a person in charge of other's example like in an organization and is
responsible for making most decisions of governance. A leader should therefore be very decisive
during decision making, show a lot of integrity in dealing with people and situations, be able to
connect well with other people, and also be able to help people achieve the goals intended. A
leader should also be very innovative which will come in handy when unforeseen circumstances
may arise. Boldness and confidence should also be very high so that others will follow decisions
and instructions made hence ensures effectiveness.
In every business, organization, or group there is bound to be a crisis and this is when
leaders are greatly tested and thus have to show their leadership skills. A good leader during a
crisis needs to make quick decisions on how to deal with the crisis before the situation escalates.
The decision should rather be fast than precise but able to manage the situation and in the long
last bring the situation under control. The decision should ensure that the business continues
running as the crisis is being dealt with to reduce the damage caused (Holla,2018)
During a crisis, a leader should be able to gather all the information about the situation,
clarify matters they don't know without hesitation. This is possible by encouraging both upward
and downward communication where all useful information is passed from the leaders to
employees and vice versa. Everyone will be able to give views and different solutions which can
be further discussed (Klann, 2003). This will ensure there is ample knowledge that will be shared
among the people dealing with the situation and different ideas will arise on how well to deal
with the crisis and a decision on the way forward will be agreed on. It will also help reduce the
cost and energy that could be directed in handling the situation due to rush decisions made and
later prove to be futile thus leading to more expenses incurred, loss of valuable time, and the



crisis escalating to even a worse condition. This exercise of caution will in the long run lead to
proper handling of the crisis as good decisions had been made along the way.
A good leader should be able to make short-time changes and long-term goals during a
crisis. Some of the decisions might be very hard and critical in regards to the effect the crisis has
brought to the organization. An example of changes could be a pay cut to the employees, firing
some employees, working from home among others. These sacrifices will come in handy when
dealing with a certain crisis in short term before dealing with it per...

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