Learning Team Assignment: Formulating Leadership Part II
Purpose of Assignment
This assignment explores current challenges within organizations that relate to various theories (including
transformational leadership), skills, and approaches to leadership. In this assignment, your team develops a
presentation to senior leadership that will motivate them to encourage millennials as leaders in your
organization since 60% of your company consists of millennials. Leaders within your organization are reluctant
and uninformed about these viewpoints. During Week 2 of this course, your team initiated your plan in Part I of
The Art and Science of Leadership, Ch. 6
Management Roles: Leading video
The team determines how to cultivate
millennials as leaders.
The team identifies the pathway necessary to
accomplish the goal of cultivating millennials
as leaders by identifying the objective(s),
methods of achieving the objective(s), and
ways to measure success.
This team evaluates how transformational
leadership may assist in this process.
The team’ includes at least one video
presentation within a slide.
The team showcase some of the best
practices needed by companies in order to
prepare future leaders.
The team cites a minimum of three peer
reviewed sources not including the text.
The presentation is between 10 to 15 slides in
length with speaker notes, and is appropriate
for the audience.
The presentation includes relevant media and
visual aids that are consistent with the
The presentation is laid out with effective use
of headings, font styles, font sizes, and white
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text
citations and a reference slide.
The presentation includes an introduction and
conclusion that preview and review major
Major points are stated clearly; are supported
by specific details, examples, or analysis; and
are organized logically.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed
including spelling and punctuation.
LEADERSHIP AUDIT – MAY 2017
The purpose of this project is to formulate ways and means of developing leadership
skills in millennials with an aim of increasing their participation in leadership at NextJen
Corporation. The project proposes a way of breaking away from this trend in order to give room
for modern ways of management in NextJen Corporation, promote positive outcomes and ensure
that this group reaches its potential in leadership.
AUDIT SCORE LEGEND:
A MINIMAL IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE
B SOME IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE
C MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE
1. Mentoring Method.
Audit Score A
Millennials are information seekers thus having a mentor in this group helps the
individual gain knowledge through an experienced associate. Having one-on-one
talks and guiding the individual is beneficial for our future leaders in Next Jen
Corporation. My finding is ideal for the millennials, the company for they foster
the mentoring method. Any potential leader or manager gets a mentor where they
shadow the individual, learn, and seeks guidance even after he or she takes on a
2. Applying a comprehensive learning approach. Audit Score B
Learning workshops such as coaching, a workshop, or seminar allow the
millennial to have a continuous learning in their given field. Leadership
workshops that enable the individual to grow and find new approaches to
leadership. Although, the mentoring method is great we need follow-up sessions
to ensure that these associates are educated. This area needs improvement.
3. Apply Fielder’s Contingency Model- or a different leadership assessment. Audit Score C
Using this theory can help establish if the millennial is primarily task
accomplishment motivated or maintaining relationships. To determine a
millennials leadership style, it does not have to be on this contingency model but
any leadership assessment. My finding shows that this company does not give out
a leadership assessment. Recommendation to incorporate an assessment.
4. .360-degree Feedback. Audit Score Ba. The 360 Feedback is designed to help provide insight into the skills and behaviors
desired in the organization or leadership development. This tool will assist the
individual to understand his or her weaknesses and help focus on the areas of
improvement. The audit was a B- the business provides feedback, but needs to do
it frequently, quarterly. This feedback mechanism provides the millennials
feedback which allows them to grow as leaders if he or she follows the given
5. Leverage on Networking Audit Score CMillennials often rely on their peers and social networks to provide essential
information and guidance on critical issues and function at their place of work.
The management at Nexgen should make it a priority to leverage on social
networking by setting social platforms to share real-time information and allow
flexibility (Brack, 2012). It is also a way of coaching millennials on the use of
diplomacy and solving problems without having to spend time moving from one
point to another.
There is a need for NextJen Corporation to ensure participation of millennials as their
contribution has a great impact on the company. This project highly recommends that you take
the bold step to ensure that the top organ of the company is aware of the benefits of promoting
millennial leadership. By use of the above highlighted best practices, NextJen will be able to
realize major benefits and become even more competitive in the industry. Once adopted, this
proposal will go a long way in promoting millennial leaders and encourage their active
participation in the management of the organization. The graph below is based on the
expectation on career success of the millennials:
Source: Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Speaker Website.
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