DDBA 8151 Week 1 to Week 8 Assignments

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DDBA 8151 Week 1 Assignment: Management and Leadership: Defining the Relationship


DDBA 8151 Week 1 Discussion Leadership Style Assessment: Evaluating the Impact

DDBA 8151 Week 2 Uncovering Leadership Styles

DDBA-8151 Week 2 Discussion APA Formatting

DDBA/8151 Week 3 Taxonomy of Leadership Theories 

DDBA 8151 Week 3 Discussion Transformational Leadership: An Ideal Solution?

DDBA 8151 Week 4 Applying French and Raven’s Bases of Social Power: A Powerful Solution

DDBA 8151 Week 4 Discussion Motivation Theory Supporting and Contrasting Theories

DDBA_8151 Week 5 Assignment Research Study: An Annotated Bibliography 

DDBA-8151 Week 5 Discussion Organizational Stress: Positive or Negative?

DDBA 8151 Week 6 Assignment: The Price of Doing Good: Consequences of Ethical Decision Making

DDBA8151 Week 6 Discussion: Applying Ethical Frameworks

DDBA8151 Week 7 The Role of Leadership in Shaping Organizational Culture 

DDBA 8151 Week 7 Discussion: Leading a Virtual Organization: Critical Decisions

DDBA/8151 Week 8 Selling the Vision PowerPoint presentation

DDBA 8151 Week 8 Discussion: Appropriate Use of Transparency in Organizations

 


 DDBA/8151 Week 1 Management and Leadership Defining the Relationship

To prepare for this Assignment, consider the similarities and differences between leadership and management.

 
Submit a 3- to 4-page analysis of the differences between leadership and management. In your analysis, do the following:

·         Evaluate the two scenarios by answering the following questions:

o   What are the roles of the individuals in the scenarios?

o   Are they managers, leaders, or both?

o   What distinguishes management from leadership and managers from leaders?

·         Analyze the similarities and differences between leadership and management.

·         Support your work with a minimum of two specific citations per page from this week’s Learning Resources and/or additional scholarly sources. These may include specific media examples of leadership behavior and other relevant organizational information.

Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.) to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 1 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Please Note: For each page of your paper, you must include a minimum of two APA-formatted scholarly citations.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 1 Discussion Leadership Style Assessment Evaluating the Impact


To prepare for this Discussion, complete the style questionnaire at the end of Chapter 4 in your course text, and reflect on your results.


Post your evaluation of leadership style assessments, such as the one you just completed, and the leadership style approach. Explain whether you think such assessments and a leadership style approach are useful for providing insight into leadership behavior for global change agents. Explain the potential impact of the use of such assessments for both individual employees and organizations. Also, explain the potential impact of the style approach to leadership for individual change agents and organizations.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 2 Uncovering Leadership Styles

Assignment Uncovering Leadership Styles

Submit a 3- to 4-page analysis of the individual’s leadership style and the impact of that style on his or her organization. Your analysis should include the following:

·         An evaluation of the leadership style of your selected leader, according to an existing leadership style theory

·         An assessment of the health of that leader’s organization, based upon information shared during the interview as well as any additional resources to support your assessment

·         A comparison of the relationship between your chosen leader’s leadership style and the health of his or her organization, as conveyed in the interview, to what is depicted in any local media, websites, or news information about the organization

·         A minimum of two specific citations per page from this week’s Learning Resources and/or additional scholarly sources; you may also include media examples of leadership behavior and other relevant organizational information to support your analysis.

Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.) to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 2 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Please Note: For each page of your paper, you must include a minimum of two APA-formatted scholarly citations.


DDBA 8151 Week 2 Discussion APA Formatting

Post an assessment of your APA knowledge strengths and areas of opportunity. Your assessment should include answers to the following questions:

o   What aspect(s) of APA formatting did you find easier to comprehend? Why?

o   What aspect(s) of APA formatting do you find most challenging? Why?

o   How will you plan to minimize or overcome your challenges in APA formatting? Provide specific examples.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from the APA Manual and any additional sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 3 Taxonomy of Leadership Theories

To prepare for this Assignment, review this week’s Learning Resources and select four leadership theories. Search the Walden Library for additional peer-reviewed, scholarly resources about your selected leadership theories. You should use both the articles in the Learning Resources and additional scholarly resources in your evaluation.

Submit an evaluation of at least four leadership theories in the form of a properly formatted, APA-compliant taxonomy table. For each of the theories you select, you should include the following:

·         The name of the theory

·         The year the theory was introduced

·         The theorist/author

·         Key components of the theory

For each theory presented, be sure to include a minimum of two references to peer-reviewed, scholarly resources, as well as appropriate in-text citations.

Note: Be sure to use the Leadership Theory Taxonomy Template to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 3 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 3 Discussion Transformational Leadership: An Ideal Solution?

To prepare for this Discussion, do the following:

Post an evaluation of the effectiveness of transactional and transformational leadership in business. In your evaluation, do the following:

·         Describe two well-known business leaders who respectively exhibit transactional and transformational business leadership behavior, and explain how each business leader exemplifies the identified type of leadership.

·         Explain whether you believe that transformational leadership is the most effective type of business leadership and why. Be sure to include specific examples, if any, in which transactional leadership might be more appropriate.

·         Describe any potential negative consequences of transformational leadership.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 4 Assignment Applying French and Raven’s Bases of Social Power: A Powerful Solution

To prepare for this Assignment, consider Case Study 7.1, “His Team Gets the Best Assignments” on pages 150–151 of Northouse (2016).

Submit a 3-page analysis of the case study. In your analysis, do the following:
 

·         Identify two of French and Raven’s bases of power in the case study, and explain how leaders can use these bases of power to exert influence.

·         Explain how you might use your knowledge of French and Raven’s theory to resolve one of the problems presented in the case study. Justify your response.

Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.) to complete this Assignment.


DDBA 8151 Week 4 Discussion: Motivation Theory Supporting and Contrasting Theories

Post your analysis of three aspects of motivation (i.e., the will to lead, express dominance, and commit to the social good of the organization) that are essential in developing leadership skills and your personal experience recognizing motivation exhibited by an employee within the workplace. In your analysis, do the following:

·         Describe three aspects of motivation that support leadership skills and an example of how a work colleague, employee, or leader exhibited these aspects of motivation.

·         Explain how each of these aspects of your analysis relates to the motivation and leadership theory.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 5 Research Study: An Annotated Bibliography

Assignment: Research Study: An Annotated Bibliography

To prepare for this Assignment, select three peer-reviewed scholarly articles, with each article addressing a topic of your interest for research.


Submit an annotated bibliography for the three peer-reviewed resources you selected. In your annotated bibliography, include the following:

·         A full APA-style bibliographic reference for each resource that includes the author, date, title, place of publication, and publisher

·         A summary of the document (2–3 paragraphs for each entry), including the main points, its purpose, the theoretical perspective on which it is based, and the scope

·         For each article, evaluate the following:

o   Reliability (research methods used, theories used, and data on which it is based)

o   Appropriateness for the intended audience

o   Background and authority of the author

o   Limitations of the research (which can depend on the scope, reliability, age of the document, and bias)

o   Significance of the research

 

Note: Be sure to use the Sample Annotated Bibliography template to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 5 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 5 Discussion Organizational Stress: Positive or Negative?

Discussion: Organizational Stress: Positive or Negative?

Post your evaluation of the impact of organizational stress on the health of an organization. In your evaluation, do the following:

·         Explain whether you think organizational stress can be positive, negative, or both.

·         Then, given your proposed nature of stress, explain how you, as a leader, would work to promote or minimize stress within your organization.

·         Identify two or more specific tools and strategies you would employ to assess and manage organizational stress.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 6 The Price of Doing Good: Consequences of Ethical Decision Making


Assignment: The Price of Doing Good: Consequences of Ethical Decision Making


Submit a 4-page analysis (excluding cover page and References section) of the ethical situation. Your analysis must include the following:

·         A brief (1 paragraph) explanation of the ethical dilemma

·         An explanation of the ethical framework that, if applied by the organization to make its decision, would have resolved the ethical dilemma, including support for your analysis from scholarly research

·         An examination of both the positive and negative consequences of the decision, including the trade-offs that the leadership of the organization made in making their decision

 

DDBA 8151 Week 6 Discussion: Applying Ethical Frameworks


To prepare for this Discussion, consider Case 13.2, “How Safe Is Safe?” on pages 351–352 of Northouse (2016) and review the Albert, Reynolds, and Turan (2015), Lawton and Páez (2015), Hoover and Pepper (2015), and Gustafson (2013) articles provided in this week’s Learning Resources.

By Day 3


Post your application of ethical frameworks to the ethical dilemma posed in the case study. In your application, do the following:

·         Justify your proposed solution, and explain the reasoning you used to arrive at your solution.

·         Incorporate the justifications you provided in response to the Case 13.2.

·         Apply the ethical framework(s) outlined in the Learning Resources or in other scholarly literature that aligns with your reasoning. Explain how your reasoning aligns with those frameworks.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 7 The Role of Leadership in Shaping Organizational Culture

Assignment: The Role of Leadership in Shaping Organizational Culture

To prepare for this Assignment, review the “Leading a Virtual Organization” videos and Case Study Guide in this week’s Learning Resources, and consider the insights gained by Dr. Marsh in his journey as an organizational leader. 


Submit a 7- to 10-page comprehensive scholarly analysis of the role leadership plays in establishing an organizational culture that includes a focus on positive social change. In your analysis, do the following:

·         Analyze Dr. Marsh’s challenges and their influence on an organization’s culture.

·         Summarize the leadership style you would adopt to influence the organization’s culture and why.

·         Explain the organizational change or cultural change model or steps you would take to change the culture.

·         As a global change agent, explain how you would infuse positive social change into your leadership style and organizational culture.

·         Describe the incremental steps you would take given your selected model to ensure success.

·         Explain how these steps will influence each of the challenges you face and the mitigation plan to eliminate the challenges.

·         Delineate the key concepts you would include in your vision statement.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 7 Discussion: Leading a Virtual Organization: Critical Decisions

To prepare for this Discussion, review the “Leading a Virtual Organization” videos and Case Study Guide and consider the case of business executive Dr. Craig Marsh. Consider how Dr. Marsh built within his organization a culture of employee engagement, one that is conducive to optimal performance management, and a leadership structure appropriate to achieve his goals. Further, consider how Dr. Marsh took into account the perspectives of researchers and practitioners before creating his strategy.

By Day 3

Post your analysis of the case study, specifically the factors related to effective leadership within a global, virtual organization. In your analysis, be sure to address the following questions:

·         What aspects of the academic and practitioner literature did you find particularly applicable to Dr. Marsh’s scenario?

·         Whose seminal work would you adopt to help you form your strategy to change the organizational culture of this virtual organization?

·         If you were in Dr. Marsh’s position, what is one additional strategy you might have employed to more effectively lead or develop this virtual, globally dispersed team? Provide a rationale for your selected strategy.

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 8 Selling the Vision

Assignment: Selling the Vision PowerPoint presentation

Submit a 5- to 8-slide PowerPoint presentation, excluding title and References slides, that includes a leadership strategy for translating your vision into organizational success. In your PowerPoint presentation, do the following:

·         Create your vision statement.

·         Delineate your plan for how you will get others within the organization to adopt it as their own. In your plan, be sure to include the following:

o   The organizational change or cultural change model you used as the basis for your plan

o   An explanation of the steps you will take to change the culture and how these steps will influence each of the challenges you face

o   A brief description of the mitigation plan to address the challenges

Your PowerPoint presentation must contain a minimum of five scholarly resources on the last slide of the presentation. Additionally, in the Notes section of each slide, you must provide detailed support, including relevant citations, for the bulleted information within the slide. Your resources can be a combination of the Learning Resources used throughout this course and new scholarly resources. Note: Your presentation should adhere to the APA Presentation Template, found in this week’s Learning Resources.

 

DDBA 8151 Week 8 Discussion: Appropriate Use of Transparency in Organizations

Post your evaluation of the appropriate use of transparency in an organization. In your analysis, be sure to address the following:

·         Explain what you believe to be the most appropriate level of transparency for an organization.

·         Identify any instances in which transparency would not be a good strategy.

·         Explain how a leader might exert influence-using transparency.

 

Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and one or more additional scholarly sources.

 
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