Leadership Project (Value System dynamic )
1. Critically evaluate through theory application how certain types of leadership/management styles differ depending on history, culture, geographic life and conditions and how they impact strategy, people performance and productivity.
2. Critically evaluate leadership problems and challenges and your personal leadership capabilities and critically analyse the need for future development.
A suggested structure for the written report would include the following: This assignment can be divided into three equal sections weighting 33% each. These have been presented as three questions.
I. Frist produce an assessment of how varying leadership styles impact an entire organisation and its personnel. Describe the impact your organisation’s Values and Leadership System and Structure has on leadership, management and staff.
Reference specific and general information on Value Systems Theory from BREO;
a. A company has more than one Leadership Value System and Structure; it has a dominant and less dominant. Using a picture diagram to illustrate select the two Leadership Value Systems and Structures that are present in your organisation.
b. Next describe the two Leadership Value Systems and Structures (dominant and less dominant) any other smaller sub-systems of your company culture, management and leadership.
c. Also describe how the present Leadership Value Systems and Structures in your organisation impact on leadership, management and staff.
II. Second now that you understand your company and leadership Value System dynamic (culture, structures, behaviours, actions, etc.) choose one specific Leadership issue/problem/challenge to solve and recommend a solution. The solution could be to improve change the Leadership Value System or Structure or make an important strategic decision.
a. First design and describe the Value Systems within your organisation and industry by using the concept of Meme Stacks (PDF). Illustrate and describe your organisation and industry Meme Stacks, then describe what changes are taking place that present the leadership challenges/issues/ problems.
b. Next choose one specific Leadership challenge/issue/problem to solve. Introduce what solution you choose to solve the problem and what type of variation of change you will use (from the Eight Variations of Change (PDF)).
c. When considering the variation of change and solution also reference the concepts of an Open, Arrested or Closed Value System as well as Entry, Peak or Fade of a Values System.
III. Produce a reflection assessing your leadership capabilities and a plan for CPD development
Assess your own personal leadership capabilities and design an initial CPD plan to help you develop to become a 21st century leader. Take into consideration everything you have read about Leadership Value Systems and Structures, written about in your organisation’s Value System dynamic to determine what type of leader you would like to develop into and how.