MGT380 Ashford University Situational Leadership Theory Paper


Question Description

For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:

  1. Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.
  2. Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?
  3. Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).
  4. Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.
  5. Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.
  6. If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources (other than the text), including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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The Situational Leadership Theory:
An Estate Club’s Case Analysis
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Leadership can be explained as the art of getting someone else to do something you want
done because he or she wants to do it. Leadership is interpreted to mean different things to
different people, it is determined by the situation at hand and the tasks expected to be carried out
(Perl-Vorbach, Rauter, & Baumgartner, 2014). It varies with the subject’s expectations, for
example, a community leader leads the community in communal development, religious leaders
in worship places, political leaders and also leaders of the campaigning groups (Wallace, 2017).
The leader also manages the process of delivery the vision and coaches the team he has created
for effective achievement of the vision. Leaders usually build an inspiring vision within himself
and his followers which motivates them in achieving the set targets. They create something new
which no one had an idea about in the organization. Leadership is concerned with mapping out
where a team or an organization needs to go and win or achieve. It is dynamic n nature, exiting
and also inspiring. This paper looks into situational leadership, leadership influence, and traits of
a leader from the insight of an Estate Volunteer Club (Menges, Kilduff, Kern, & Bruch, 2015).
Leadership theory
Leadership is viewed differently by different people and it is explained in different ways.
Leadership theories have been developed to describe various courses of action, more especially
concerned with decision making. There are several theories of leadership, but the situational
theory in the current world is the most applicable, considering the original types of challenges
facing organizations. The situation theory explains that the situation that leadership is exercised
is mostly determined by the leadership skills of the leader and also his or her characteristics. The
different theories that describe leadership are based on the following considerations; leadership



might be a process or relationship, it might be a combination of traits or personality
characteristics, also leadership can be certain behaviors or leadership skills. There are several
theories associated with leadership; in this case we shall focus on only one of the theories
(Menges, Kilduff, Kern, & Bruch, 2015).
A community club is focused I assisting needy people. People in our estate and their
allies come together and contribute towards the project. The club breaks its bank in Decembers
to spend the holidays with people who need help. The most impressive thing about the club is its
leadership. The...

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