Write an essay detailing a selected individual’s leadership style and approaches, communications homework help

  • Suggested Resources

    The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

    Library Resources

    The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:

    • Scott, J. T. (2005). Concise handbook of management: A practitioner’s approach. Birmingham, NY: Hayworth Press. 
      • Chapter 5, “Management Competencies and Styles,” addresses Charles Handy’s six methods of influence.
    • Ephrpos, P. H., & Vassil, T. V. (2005). Groups that work: Structure and process. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 
      • Chapter 7 addresses Goleman’s six leadership styles.
    • Mitchell, S. (2005). A concise guide to program management: Fundamental concepts and issues. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. 
      • Chapter 9 addresses the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid.
    • Aswathappa, K. (2010). Organisational behaviour. Mumbai, India: Himalaya Publishing House. 
      • Pages 401–413 of this e-book cover a range of leadership theories.
    • Lumpe, M. (2008). Leadership and organization in the aviation industry. Abington, GBR: Ashgate. 
      • Pages 9–10 address the Tannenbaum-Schmidt leadership continuum.
    • Kondalkar, V. G. (2009). Organisation development. Delhi, India: New Age International. 
      • Pages 201–202 address French and Raven’s bases of power.
    • Mendonca, M., & Kanungo, R. N. (2007). Ethical leadership. Buckingham, GBR: Open University Press. 
      • Pages 33–34 address ways leaders influence others.


  • Assessment Instructions

    Complete the following:

    • 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.
    • List of leaders that I have worked for : Robert Allen “Bob” Iger, Michael Dammann Eisner,Walt Disney.
    • 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.