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ARGOSY B6027 ALL MODULE ALL ASSIGNMENT DISCUSSIONS [ MODULE 1 TO 5 ]

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Question;Assignment 2: Discussion?Leadership Challenges in Today?s EnvironmentThere are some who argue that leaders face unprecedented demands as we enter the 21st century. The pace of organizations is faster than ever due to technology advances and impatience in stakeholder groups. There is increased diversity due to globalization. The workforce is more nomadic, few people today spend their entire careers in a single company. This puts a lot of pressure on leaders and may demand new or evolved competencies.Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, including general organizational sources like the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek,or Harvard Business Review, research the demands facing 21st century leaders.Then, respond to the following:What are the challenges facing leaders in today?s environment? Consider both internal and external challenges within an organization.Describe the impact of those challenges on today?s leaders. Explain how leaders need to respond to them.Discuss at least three?four core competencies that you think leaders need to be effective in today?s environment. Explain how these competencies will address the challenges you identified.By Saturday, October 11, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Monday, October 13, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers? responses.Write your initial response in 300?500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuationDo the following when responding to your peers:Read your peers? answers.Provide substantive comments bycontributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources,building on the remarks or questions of others, orsharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiencesRespond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.Make sure your writingis clear, concise, and organized,demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, anddisplays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Grading CriteriaAssignment ComponentsMax PointsInitial response was:Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.16Discussion Response and Participation:Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.Offered points of view supported by research.Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.16Writing:Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.Responses were error free.Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.8Total:MODULE 2Assignment 1: Discussion?Transformational LeadershipChange is considered by many as the new normal. Effective change management must be part of an organization?s DNA. An emerging leadership style called the transformational style has been shown to be effective in this environment, especially in leading change. This form of leadership goes beyond traditional forms of leadership which relied mainly on centralized control. It emphasizes more open communication, collaboration, and participation by employees.Using the assigned readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the transformational style of leadership.Then, respond to the following:What are the key attributes of the transformational style of leadership? Explain why you think these attributes are required of a transformational leader.From either personal experience, or through observation, provide examples of transformation leadership.Which of the other leaders who you have seen come close to being effective transformational leaders? How could they have changed to be transformational leaders? Justify your answer with appropriate examples.By Saturday, October 18, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, October 22, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers? responses.Write your initial response in 300?500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuationDo the following when responding to your peers:Read your peers? answers.Provide substantive comments bycontributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources,building on the remarks or questions of others, orsharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiencesRespond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.Make sure your writingis clear, concise, and organized,demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, anddisplays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Grading CriteriaAssignment ComponentsMax PointsInitial response was:Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.16Discussion Response and Participation:Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.Offered points of view supported by research.Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.16Writing:Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.Responses were error free.Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.8Total:40MODULE 3Assignment 1: Discussion?The Leader as CommunicatorCan you imagine an effective leader who is not an effective communicator? Leadership communication skills are very important. Some would call effective communication the most important leadership competency. Without the skills of effective communication, you will not be an effective leader, especially in this complex, fast-paced environment.It is important for the leader to create an environment of open communication where ideas, solutions, and problems can all be discussed without fear. When employees understand that communication is open and encouraged, they will perform better.Using the assigned readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research communication competencies required for leaders.Then, respond to the following:What are some key communication competencies needed in leaders today?Is individual communication more important than group or mass communication? Why or why not?List 2?4 strategies that leaders can use to improve their individual communication skills. Which method is most important? Why?By Saturday, October 25, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, October 29, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers? responses.Write your initial response in 300?500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuationDo the following when responding to your peers:Read your peers? answers.Provide substantive comments bycontributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources,building on the remarks or questions of others, orsharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiencesRespond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.Make sure your writingis clear, concise, and organized,demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, anddisplays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Grading CriteriaAssignment ComponentsMax PointsInitial response was:Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.16Discussion Response and Participation:Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.Offered points of view supported by research.Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.16Writing:Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.Responses were error free.Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.8Total:40MODULE 4Assignment 1: Discussion?Can Leaders Really Motivate Employees?In today's turbulent environment, success depends on employees using their skills and capabilities to the fullest. Employee motivation can be a challenge at work. Those leaders who don?t emphasize employee satisfaction as a key part of the organizational strategy will not be able to leverage the potential of the human assets to the fullest.Every person needs motivation at work. The reasons for working vary widely, but we all work because we obtain something that we need from work. This affects morale, production, retention, and overall quality of life. To create positive employee motivation, employees must have a voice and feel that they are worthy to the team and to the organization.Based on your research using the module readings, Argosy University online library, and Internet resources, respond to the following:Can leaders really motivate employees? If so, how and for how long?Is there a way to create and sustain a motivating environment that will also help retain talent? What is it? How does it work?By Saturday, November 1, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, November 5, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers? responses.Write your initial response in 300?500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuationDo the following when responding to your peers:Read your peers? answers.Provide substantive comments bycontributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources,building on the remarks or questions of others, orsharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiencesRespond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.Make sure your writingis clear, concise, and organized,demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, anddisplays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Grading CriteriaAssignment ComponentsMax PointsInitial response was:Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.16Discussion Response and Participation:Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.Offered points of view supported by research.Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.16Writing:Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.Responses were error free.Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.MODULE 5Assignment 1: Discussion?Critical Leadership Competencies Needed in 2020Consider all you have learned in the course so far and the trends that have been discussed, particularly around leaders being able to strategize and execute to results.Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research key leadership competencies needed in 2020. Then, respond to the following:What are the key leadership competencies that will be needed in leaders by 2020? Why are they important?What are the most significant leadership trends that require a change in leadership approaches by 2020? What leadership changes will be most important?What are some of the external trends (e.g., increased globalization, increased diversity, and increased use of technology) that will influence the leadership changes?What will the employee of 2020 look like in terms of expectations, skills, and experience?By Saturday, November 8, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Sunday, November 9, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers? responses.Write your initial response in 300?500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuationDo the following when responding to your peers:Read your peers? answers.Provide substantive comments bycontributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources,building on the remarks or questions of others, orsharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiencesRespond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.Make sure your writingis clear, concise, and organized,demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, anddisplays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Grading CriteriaAssignment ComponentsMax PointsInitial response was:Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.16Discussion Response and Participation:Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.Offered points of view supported by research.Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.16Writing:Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.Responses were error free.Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.8Total

 

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