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Discussion Questions: What’s Your Leadership Style

Discussion: What’s Your Leadership Style?

In an original post of 200 words to include at least one scholarly source (cited and referenced per APA), take the leadership quiz from the following link https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/leadership-style-quiz.htm and respond to the following questions:

Is your style autocratic, participative, or laissez-faire, and do you agree or disagree with the rating in this survey?
How would you describe your leadership style at home, in the workplace, and within your community?
Additionally, respond to two of your classmates’ original postings with at least 100 words each.

A good place to start is this introductory video on the distinction between leadership and management:

Hartzell, S. (2014, September 14). Management vs leadership [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeT12i0cppE

Kelly, T. (2007). Leadership characteristics [Video]. [Books24x7 version]. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library. Look under Additional Library Resources > Skillsoft Books (BusinessPro and ITPro) and search for 23679.

Now dive deeper into the main topics of this module by reading the following book chapter. Pay special attention to the discussion of the distinction between a manager and a leader, leadership styles (e.g., autocratic, participative, free-rein), and trait theory.

Hiriyappa, B. (2009). Chapter 10: Dynamics of managerial leadership. In Organizational behavior. New Delhi: New Age International. Retrieved from the Online Library.

Now take a look at the following book sections to gain more insights into leadership traits and leadership behaviors:

Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2012). Chapter 12.2: Who is a leader? Trait approaches to leadership. In Organizational behavior. Saylor Academy.

Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2012). Chapter 12.3: What do leaders do? Behavioral approaches to leadership. In Organizational behavior. Saylor Academy.

Case Assignment

Hymowitz, C. (2005). Working fewer hours is hard for most CEOs, but some find a way. Wall Street Journal, p. B1. Retrieved from the Online Library.

Leibovich, M. (2000). The outsider, his business and his billions series: The new imperialists: Larry Ellison, oracle until himself. The Washington Post, p. A1. Retrieved from the  Online Library.

Mendleson, R. (2010). Why it pays to be a jerk. Canadian Business, 83(18), 28-30, 32, 34. Retrieved from the Online Library.

Fox Business. (2018, October 25). Larry Ellison: I had all the disadvantages necessary for success [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrZoRNSQSPw


Whats your leadership style? (n.d.). MindTools. Retrieved from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/leadership-style-quiz.htm
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