Defining Organizational Leadership  Having an individualized definition of organizational leadership will prove to be helpful

Defining Organizational Leadership 

Having an individualized definition of organizational leadership will prove to be helpful when having to explain the concept to upper-level managers and stakeholders. It is also important to understand how your worldview influences your definition so you are able to defend your position. This assignment will allow you to develop your own definition based on the working definitions being used in the field and incorporating a Christian worldview.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments.

· Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific guidelines related to doctoral level writing. The Manual contains essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.

· Include a minimum of 6-7 scholarly topic-relevant sources (majority of articles should be published within past 5 years).

· You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Directions:

Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) in which you develop your own definition based on the working definitions being used in the field and incorporating a Christian worldview. Include the following in your development:

1. A research-based discussion of the conceptual differences between transformation-transactional leadership and the visions of future developments in leadership Warren Bennis was predicting.

2. A research-based comparison of the key points of the Christian worldview with two key elements of organizational leadership.

3. A draft of your basic definition of organizational leadership that is functional in organizations you know. How do leadership theorists, applied behavioral scientists, and the Christian worldview influence your definition of leadership?

STUDY MATERIALS

Schneider, M. (2002). A stakeholder model of organizational leadership. Organization Science, 13(2), 209-220. URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=6532492&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Epitropaki, O., & Martin, R. (2013). Transformational–transactional leadership and upward influence:

The role of relative leader–member exchanges (RLMX) and perceived organizational support (POS). Leadership Quarterly, 24(2), 299-315. URL:http://dx.doi.org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2012.11.007

Bernhut, S. (2001). Managing the dream: Warren Bennis on leadership. Ivey Business Journal, 65(5), 36-41. URL:http://search.proquest.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/225362730?accountid=7374

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