In this section of the Session Long Project, please write a 2-3 page paper about one of your current or former leaders. Preferably this should be a leader in the organization you wrote about in your Module 1 and 2 SLPs or someone who is your current or former supervisor who you had a lot of direct experience with. Please do not write about yourself, even if you are a CEO or senior leader.
Review the background materials and think carefully about how the various leadership traits and styles apply to the leader you are writing about. Does anything ring a bell like “that exactly describes my leader!”? After carefully thinking about how the concepts from this module apply to your leader, write a two to three page paper answering the following questions:
- How would you describe this person’s leadership traits? Explain your reason and refer to specific leadership traits from Theories and leadership approach (2014) and page 211-212 of Hiriyappa (2009).
- How would you describe this person’s leadership style? Was it transformational, transactional, autocratic, participative? All of the above, or none? Refer to concepts from pages 204-2010 of Hiriyappa (2009) and either Kendrick (2011) or Kirimi, and Barine (2012) as part of your answer.
- How does this leader motivate their employees and communicate their vision?
- Based on any of the background readings, what suggestions do you have for how this leader could improve their effectiveness?