> The 20th and 21st centuries have produced many business leaders, such as
> corporate giants like Jack Welch of GE, Daymond John of FUBU, Steve Jobs of
> Apple, and Herb Kelleher of Southwest. In addition, many hip-hop moguls
> have risen to prominence, such as Sean Combs, aka P Diddy, of Bad Boy
> Records; Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam; and Sean Carter, aka Jay Z,
> of Rock Nation.
> Regardless of their business models and industries, organizational leaders
> are expected to create realistic visions for their companies and the people
> that they guide. However, such visions often result in vastly different
> leadership styles. Therefore, experts have concluded that there is no one
> best leadership style geared towards guiding employees and companies to
> accomplishing organizational goals.
> Using the Internet and Strayer databases, research your favorite senior
> executive (CEO, CFO, COO, Director, President, Founder, etc.) from any
> organization that has made a strong impact on his or her industry (fashion,
> music, food, banking, technology, automotive, etc.).
> Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
> 1. Describe the overall leadership style(s) of your chosen senior
> 2. Analyze the organizational structure and culture of the company your
> chosen executive has led, or is currently leading, and determine the
> company’s approach to human capital management and employee development.
> Next, explain whether or not you believe your chosen senior executive’s
> leadership approach has enhanced workplace productivity and the shared
> vision of the organization. Provide one to two (1-2) examples of your
> chosen senior executive’s actions to support your response.
> 3. Evaluate the effectiveness of your selected leader’s performance,
> based on his or her ethical conduct and effective communication. Next,
> determine whether the chosen leader was successful in motivating and
> empowering his or her employees and gaining customer loyalty.
> 4. Determine three (3) best practices that other organizational leaders
> can use in order to motivate employees and transform their company,
> on practices that you believe made your chosen leader successful at his
> her company and within his or her industry. Support your rationale with
> explanation of the potential benefits that other business leaders may
> from your chosen best practices.
> 5. Use at least five (5) quality references. *Note:* Wikipedia and
> similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
> Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
> – Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
> one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
> school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
> – Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
> student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
> cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
> assignment page length.
> The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
> – Explain the multiple aspects of the managerial planning process and
> the application of various business- and corporate-level strategies.
> – Analyze the importance of ethical behavior to an organization’s
> culture and the new ethical dilemmas created by globalization.
> – Determine viable organizational structures by addressing the key
> considerations in organizational structure, applying the process of
> division of labor, and adapting basic structural formats.
> – Explain the principal theories of leadership and motivation, and
> describe the fundamental considerations in managing and motivating
> individual and group behavior.
> – Describe actions to improve communications, manage conflict, develop
> strong organizational culture, and improve the ethical behavior in
> – Use technology and information resources to research issues in
> management concepts.
> – Write clearly and concisely about management concepts using proper
> writing mechanics