Essay Leadership

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1. Women into leadership
From political parties to universities to FTSE100 companies many organisations lack women in senior leadership roles. Why is this, why does it matter, and what can be done about it?

Helpful resources for this assignment:

Chapter 13 Northouse
Resources are also on Studydirect and I have added some pdf documents for you

2. Leading diverse teams
What are the particular challenges of leading a diverse group or team? What kind of leadership works best in such circumstances?

Chapter 11 Northouse

3. Risk taking
Organisations need leaders to be energetic, imaginative and bold, to challenge established wisdom and practice, and to take risks. How can organisations nurture and encourage visionary leaders while making sure that they don’t lose sight of reality or expose themselves to excessive risk?

4. Leading through difficult times
Can the right kind of leadership help an organisation deal with difficult and dangerous circumstances? Can the wrong kind make it more vulnerable? Will leadership make the difference between who survives the recession and who does not, and if so how?

Chapter 15 Northouse :
http://www.personneltoday.com/home/default.aspx
There is a pdf on Studydirect ‘The role of situation in leadership’ very useful for a number of the questions – including leading through difficult times.

5. Can leadership be learned?
Is leadership a mysterious gift that some are born with? Is it a skill you can learn and hone with practice? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between? Should organisations look to recruitment or training – or something else (e.g. changing their culture, structure or incentive system) – to foster high-calibre leadership?

Chapter 13 Yukl Leadership in Organisations

http://www.personneltoday.com/home/default.aspx

This is a helpful google book...
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