[ORDER SOLUTION] SLP Management vs Leadership
For the Session Long Project you will be applying the concepts in the background materials to your own personal experiences in the workplace. For this first SLP assignment you will choose a supervisor that you personally worked for and got to know well, and compare and contrast this supervisors leadership characteristics with your own personal leadership characteristics using the concepts from the required background materials. Carefully reflect on your supervisors traits, behaviors, and leadership styles. Then write a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following issues:
Overall, is your current role more of a leadership or a management role? How about your supervisor? Are they a manager or leader? Refer to the section on Differences between Leadership and Management in Chapter 10 of Hiriyappa (2010).
What key differences in leadership traits do you see between yourself and your supervisor? Refer to specific leadership traits discussed in the required textbook chapters.
What key differences in leadership behaviors do you see between yourself and your supervisor? Refer to the concepts of being task-oriented, or people-centered/relationship-oriented that are discussed in the required background materials.
How would you compare your own leadership style with that of your supervisor? Consider leadership styles discussed in the background text materials such as autocratic style, participative/democratic style, and laissez-faire/free-rein style.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions.
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; dont go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.
Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
Include both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 11-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the Writing Style Guide, which is found under My Resources in the TLC portal.
Hiriyappa, B. (2009). Chapter 10: Dynamics of managerial leadership. In Organizational behavior. New Delhi: New Age International. [EBSCO eBook Collection]
Now take a look at the following book sections to gain more insights into leadership traits and leadership behaviors:
Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2012). Chapter 12.2: Who is a leader? Trait approaches to leadership. In Organizational behavior. Saylor Academy.
Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2012). Chapter 12.3: What do leaders do? Behavioral approaches to leadership. In Organizational behavior. Saylor Academy.