Select two leaders in the organization (ideally, top leaders who have an influence over organizational design). If possible, interview them to obtain their perspective on leadership.

Foundational Leadership Practices

Leadership principles are often agreed upon by many people.  Unfortunately, the consistent practice of leadership principles within  organizations is often missing, leading to many challenges like stress  and work-life balance. Explore the organization you currently work in or  an organization you worked in previously. (Note: you will be able to  use this same organization for the final project, so your work in the Discussion Question can be leveraged for the written paper/final project.
 

Select two leaders in the organization (ideally, top leaders who have an influence over organizational design). If possible, interview them to obtain their perspective on leadership.  However, you might also collect information by interviewing others who know the leaders, personal observations, published materials, public statements, or other sources as needed). 
 

For the first section of your post:
 

Critically assess the leadership foundations from the interview.

Who do they hope to be as a leader?What do they hope to achieve as a leader (focus more on what they  want to do as a leader than what they want the organization to achieve)?How do the two leaders compare and contrast to one another in their leadership perspectives? 

For the second section of your post, select one of the following bullet points:

Evaluate the level of alignment between the leaders’ words and their  past practices and decisions. What is the impact of that alignment (or  lack) on the organization? Support your evaluation with scholarly  research and examples.How do organizational influences (including design) limit the  leaders’ desired practices? How might each leader improve under these  conditions? Support your conclusions with scholarly research and  examples. 

The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your first  post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in  your initial response. 

Your initial posting should be the equivalent of 1- to 2- pages (500  to 1000 words) in length. Justify your answers with examples, research,  and reasoning. 

Be sure to cite your sources using the APA format.

*** Company to use for Question above: (Amazon) ***

 

******No plagiarism will be tolerated. Must be in APA format with cited sources and references.******

Due by 6/3/24