WE WRITE CUSTOM ACADEMIC PAPERS

100% Original, Plagiarism Free, Tailored to your instructions

Order Now!

Int question wk8

Int question wk8

Based on following the article respond to the questions below by

case

Ibison, M. & Bailey, B. (2009) ‘Women’s advancement: one engineering firm’s pathway to leadership’, Journal: American Water Works Association, 101 (8), pp.44-51. Environment Complete. EBSCO. Available from: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/lpu?title=Journal%3A+American+Water+Works+Association&volume=101&issue=8&spage=44&date=2009 (Retrieved 6 April, 2011).

‘In the traditionally male-dominated industry of engineering and construction, CH2M HILL provides a model for advancing female employees to achieve business success. The Women’s Leadership Initiative uses the company’s long-standing inclusive workplace to accelerate women’s advancement and includes internal and external components, including Women’s Network Chapters, Women’s Leadership Summits, and outreach to philanthropic and community organsations. Since the initiative was launched in 2003, women’s representation in CH2M HILL senior leadership positions—such as business unit heads, geographic region leaders, and top managers—has increased from 2.9 to 18 percent. The Women’s Leadership Initiative illustrates the strong business case for supporting women’s advancement to leadership and demonstrates that businesses can benefit from fresh thinking and commitment to making women in the workplace a top priority. The initiative has been so successful that it now provides a model for other workforce diversity efforts, both in the engineering and construction sectors as well as other industries’.

Question;

Reflect upon the readings and videos from this week as well from the last 3 weeks of the module and consider the various leadership approaches and theories that have you encountered.

1.How do the ideas presented in the article above relate both to the ideas and concepts presented in the previous 3 weeks of the course as well as to the notion of ethics in leadership?

2. How can you apply the ideas and concepts presented in your chosen article to your own leadership practice?

Special instructions;

Please cite and reference the work properly and ensure that the work is original crafted.

Week 8 Weekly Notes

Module Text
Northouse, P.G. (2013) Leadership: theory and practice. 6th ed. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Chapter 16, ‘Leadership Ethics’

This chapter discusses why ethics is central to leadership and begins by defining ethics, providing a summary of ethical theories, and describing the perspectives of select thought-leaders. In addition, the chapter proposes five key principles of ethical leadership and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of present-day leadership ethics theory.
Articles
Post, J.E., Varma, J.R., Menon, K., Desai, A., Raghavan, A., Srinivasan, V., Parekh, S.P. & Vohra, N. (Coordinator) (2009) ‘The Satyam story: many questions and a few answers’, Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 34 (1), pp.69-88, Business Source Premier [Online]. Available from: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/lpu?title=vikalpa&volume=34&issue=1&spage=69&date=2009

This colloquium offers a variety of perspectives into the large-scale corporate fraud case of Satyam Computer Services. Several authors explore the case from leadership, ethics, governance, and regulation perspectives.

Rafferty, B. (2008) ‘Who am I? Defining and communicating your leadership brand’, Public Relations Tactics, 15 (8), pp.19, Business Source Premier [Online]. Available from: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/lpu?title=public+relations+tactics&volume=15&issue=8&spage=19&date=2008

This article explores what a leadership brand is and how it can help to drive successful leadership practises. Assessment of the business culture, knowing your teams, and managing your focus are key directions in developing and communicating your leadership brand.

MEDIA
Fifty Lessons, Ltd. (Producer). (2010) Having the courage of your convictions. Video [Online]. Click here to access media

Amelia Fawcett, chairman of Pensions First, LLC, explains the value in staying the course and standing by your decision-making as a leader especially during times when difficult decisions must be made. (4:58 minutes) (Click here for a transcript of this media program)
Fifty Lessons, Ltd. (Producer). (2010) Establish your personal brand. Video [Online].
Click here to access media

In this video, Sanjiv Ahuja, founder and chairman of Augere, discusses the importance of establishing your own personal brand and basing it firmly in your personal and professional values. Having a clear brand and particularly being true to it day in and day out shows an honest and transparent leadership style. You can use it to make your expectations among team members and your demands completely clear. This will result in more clarity of vision, quicker decision-making and more empowered teams. (5:05 minutes) (Click here for a transcript of this media program)

Week 5: Leaders and followers
Weekly Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this week, students will have achieved the following outcomes:
Evaluate the concept of followership
Analyse the transformational and transactional leadership approaches
Assess the key components of authentic leadership and its impact on leaders and followers
This week includes a discussion of major leadership styles that incorporate the concept of followership.
Workload
Self-study for Week 5:
Read and/or listen to the Weekly Notes for each topic
Read the textbook pages indicated under each topic
Northouse, P.G. (2013) Leadership: theory and practice. 6th ed. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Chapter 9: ‘Transformational Leadership’
Chapter 11: ‘Authentic Leadership’
Browse the links to Web-based materials under each topic
Review the additional media materials for the week
Study the online journal articles
Submit your journal entry for the week

Week 6: Team leadership and the psychodynamic approaches
Weekly Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this week, students will have achieved the following outcomes:
Assess how diverse types of leaders use power to influence organisational teams
Explore various psychodynamic approaches to personality and leadership
This week focuses on a discussion of how leaders make decisions and build teams across global, physical, and virtual borders.
Workload

Self-study for Week 6:

Northouse, P.G. (2013) Leadership: theory and practice. 6th ed. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Chapter 12: ‘Team Leadership’
Chapter 13: ‘Psychodynamic Approach’
Browse the links to Web-based materials under each topic
Review the additional media materials for the week
Study the online journal articles
Submit your journal entry for the week

Week 7: Leadership and gender

Upon completion of this week, students will have achieved the following outcomes:
Analyse the effect of gender on leadership acceptance
Identify success factors for female leadership
This week focuses on a discussion of the role of gender in leadership.
Workload
Self-study for Week 7:
Read and/or listen to the Weekly Notes for each topic
Read the textbook pages indicated under each topic
Northouse, P.G. (2013) Leadership: theory and practice. 6th ed. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Chapter 14: ‘Women and Leadership’
Browse the links to Web-based materials under each topic
Review the additional media materials for the week
Study the online journal articles

Our Service Charter

  1. Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-Free

    We employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
  2. Free Revisions

    We keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
  3. Confidentiality / 100% No Disclosure

    We make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
  4. Money Back Guarantee

    If the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
  5. 24/7 Customer Support

    We have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.

Excellent Quality
Zero Plagiarism
Expert Writers

Instant Quote

Subject:
Type:
Pages/Words:
Single spaced
approx 275 words per page
Urgency (Less urgent, less costly):
Level:
Currency:
Total Cost: NaN

Get 10% Off on your 1st order!