Effective Leadership

    • Choose an individual who you know personally and consider to be an effective leader. This person may be someone you have worked for or with or have been in contact with through organizations in the community.
    • Research the various leadership theories and methods referenced in the assessment instructions below using the Capella library and other sources. The suggested materials in the Resources for this assessment is a good place to start.
    • Write an essay detailing the selected individual’s leadership style and approaches in relationship to his or her communication through the following:
      • Use Charles Handy’s six methods of influence to analyze how the leader influences others.
      • Apply different theories related to leadership styles to describe the leader’s communication.
        • Describe which of Goleman’s six leadership styles best fits the leader.
        • Identify the leader’s position on the Tannenbaum-Schmidt leadership continuum.
        • Analyze the leader’s place in the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid.
      • Analyze the leader’s communication using Hersey and Blanchard’s situational leadership theory.
      • Using French and Raven’s description of five leadership power types, explain how the leader communicates.

    Additional Requirements

    • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th ed.) style and formatting. Include a properly formatted title page and references page.
    • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
    Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
    Analyze a leader’s methods of influence.
    Does not identify a leader’s methods of influence. Identifies a leader’s methods of influence. Analyzes a leader’s methods of influence. Analyzes a leader’s methods of influence and poses potential methods that might improve communication effectiveness.
    Apply theories related to leadership styles to describe a leader’s communication.
    Does not apply theories related to leadership styles. Applies theories related to leadership styles but does not relate them to a leader’s communication. Applies theories related to leadership styles to describe a leader’s communication. Applies theories related to leadership styles to describe a leader’s communication and specifies which might be most effective in explaining the communication.
    Analyze a leader’s communication from a situational leadership perspective.
    Does not analyze a leader from a situational perspective. Analyzes a leader from a situational leadership perspective, but does not relate this to communication. Analyzes a leader’s communication from a situational leadership perspective. Analyzes a leader’s communication from a situational leadership perspective and potential changes using situational leadership that could improve communication.
    Describe a leader’s use of power bases in relationship to a leader’s communication.
    Does not describe a leader’s use of power bases. Describes a leader’s use of power bases but does not relate this to communication. Describes a leader’s use of power bases in relationship to a leader’s communication. Describes a leader’s use of power bases in relationship to a leader’s communication and potential shifts in the use of power bases that could improve communication.
    Consistently apply appropriate APA style and formatting.
    Does not apply APA style and formatting. Inconsistently applies appropriate APA style and formatting. Consistently applies appropriate APA style and formatting. Consistently applies appropriate APA style and formatting, and writing is consistently clear, well-organized, and free of distracting errors.

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