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Analytical Report
Effective Leadership Today and into the Future

Table of Contents
Executive summary……………………………………………………………………………4 Introduction and Background Information…………………………………………………....5 Part A
1.0.Major Forces of Clawson Paradigm Shift
1.1. Prehistoric Shift from Hunting to Farming……………………………………………….7 1.2. Aristocracy Society……………………………………………………………………….7 1.3. Bureaucratic Society……………………………………………………………………...8 1.4. Information Age…………………………………………………………………………..8 2.0. The Impact of the Clawson Paradigm Shift on the Hospitality Industry 2.1. The introduction to hospitality industry and existing leadership issues and practices……9 2.2. The impact of Clawson paradigm shift on the industry…………………………………10 Part B

3.0. The Challenges and Issues that Leaders and Organisations Could Face over the Next Five Years 3.1. The existing context, environment, shape, and conditions of leadership and organisations………………………………………………………………………………….11

3.2. Challenges and issues that leaders and organisations could face over the next five years………………………………………………………………………………………….13 4.0. Leadership Challenges in Hospitality Industry
4.1. Possible context, environment, shape and conditions of the hospitality industry in next five years……………………………………………………………………………………..15 4.2. The impact of the global context on the hospitality industry for the next five years……16 4.3. Leadership challenges in hospitality…………………………………………………….17

4.4. Solutions for effective leadership………………………………………………………..18

4.5. Implications of the global context on the practice of leadership in hospitality in next five years………………………………………………………………………………………….20

Conclusion and Recommendations…………………………………………………………..22 Reference List………………………………………………………………………………..23 Executive Summary
The purpose of this report is to examine the implications of leadership within the hospitality industry and analyse how the shift from the Industrial Age to Information Age affected the leadership practice. The impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on the industry are identified and presented in this report. Research for the report includes the review of literature such as management and hospitality books, electronic journals, newspapers, information sourced from government and professional bodies such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Fair Work Australia, The Australian Tourism Export Council and Australian Institute of Management. Good! The key findings indicate that there is a major shift from the traditional leadership practice with hierarchical organisational structure towards a more organic structure which promotes participative and democratic leadership style. This report demonstrates the importance of strategic leadership and highlights the role of information and communication in a new era. In order for the hospitality leaders to be effective, this report recommends that the emphasis should be placed on continuous change, development, and innovation. In the Information Age a constantly changing environment forces businesses to focus on people and invest in human resources.

Introduction and Background information
Outline of the Report
In an article entitled, “The Changing Context of Leadership”, James Clawson (2003) discussed the major forces that drive the paradigm shift in management thinking and modes of leaderships. The objective of this report is to provide a review of how the recent Global Financial Crisis has affected the paradigm shift and how this crisis has posed challenges for leaders and organisations in both the short and long term (i.e. over the next 5 years). The information gathered can be used as inputs to assist leaders and organizations in their continuous development and strategic decision-making processes, in order to cope or plan for the challenges ahead. Good! Background History of the Industry

Electronic journals, books and industry reports (Walker, 2007; Rossiter, 2010; Clawson 2003; Bruce, 2004) have illustrated how closely...
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