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Leadership Style Essay

Manama Logistics Company (MLC) has hired you to supervise the company’s move from downtown Manama to Isa Town. It is expected that there will be some discontentment amongst staff (as listed in the case study) It is important that you understand the different types of leadership styles, and decide what would be the best styles for you to use in the situations outlined in the case study. It is important to remember that different styles are necessary for different situations. Leadership issues are often influenced by behaviour patterns.

People (supervisors and workers) generally display behaviours that are aggressive, passive or assertive. Research these three behaviours so you understand the traits of each and can describe how they relate to supervision and leadership issues. In your report to the Board describe the leadership styles you have chosen and give justification for them. You will need to identify more than one style, and give examples of when each is appropriate to use. There are four main leadership styles, and several other recognised styles. Check with your tutor if you are not sure if you have identified the main styles. You need to identify these four main styles and one other relevant leadership method, so you have a deeper understanding of leadership behaviours in various situations, and identify what is effective and what is not and why. Use APA referencing and in-text referencing throughout your Progress Report. For your first Progress Report:

1. PART A – as a group
Describe the following behaviours:
a. Aggressive
b. Passive
c. Assertive
Give examples of how people display these behaviours – include words, attitudes and non verbal body language. Identify and research the four main leadership styles
* describe what each style is.
* explain generaly what type of situation it is appropriate to use them * describe the advantages and disadvantages of each style * give examples from the case study of when each one might be appropriate

PART B – Individual Contribution(20 marks)
Write around 300 – 500 words looking at different leadership styles.
Define two different leadership styles, (other than the four identified earlier above).(10 marks /5 each)
Give 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages for using both of these leadership styles. (10 marks /1 each)

You must submit only ONE copy of the group progress report (Chairperson may do this and include their individual contribution with the group report). Other group members need to submit their individual contribution via Moodle, using Turnitin by 23:59 hours on Saturday 21 September. You will need to use your own words in your report to ensure you do not exceed the permitted 30% of copied material. Please note: if you don’t reference your resources, you will get a 0% for your progress report.

PART C – Individual Forum Posting
Each student is required to submit a forum posting once per module. The timing, completion and quality of these postings will contribute to 15% of your individual assessment.

Posting 1 due to be completed by Thursday 12 September before 2.00pm.(17 marks) Write around 300 – 400 words covering:
* which behaviour you think is the best communication style to use if you were the supervisor for Manama Logistics Company. Justify why.

* look up and explain one additional style other than the three (assertive, aggressive, passive) already mentioned

* Complete the Hot Potatoes exercise on Moodle

Marking Schedule for Problem One: Leadership Styles

Group Name …………………………………………………….. Each Progress Report is marked out of 100% contributing to a total weighting of 35% of the final mark. Progress Report 1 Group Protocols and Leadership Styles| | | Team protocols completed and signed by all members of the team Ensure a group name with ID and names of all group members is included.| | 4| | Behaviours: aggressive, passive, and assertive are defined| 3 marks each behav| 9| | Examples of how behaviours are displayed are explained (including words, attitudes and nonverbal body language| 3 marks each behav| 9| | Four leadership styles are described in detail.| 4 marks each style| 16| | Describe where it is generally appropriate to use the 4 leadership styles eg military| 3 marks each style| 12| | Advantages of 4 leadership styles are discussed| 2 marks ea| 8| | Disadvantages of 4 leadership styles are discussed| 2 marks ea| 8| | What leadership style does your group recommend they use for the move to overcome staff resistance to the change – use the 7 case study examples (traffic issues, further to travel, new training requirements etc) and the leadership style your group recommends| 2 marks ea| 14| | GROUP TOTAL | | 80| *|

All Individual contributions are handed in and are relevant and comprehensive as per marking guide.| | 20| + * See Below| Total:| | 100| = * See Below|


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