Assignment: Discussion—Leadership Challenges in Today’s Environment

There 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. 

Module Readings:

Complete the following readings early in the module:

  • Read the overview for Module 
  • From the textbook, The leadership challenge (5th ed.), read the following chapters: 
    • When leaders are at their best
    • Clarify Values
    • Set the Example
    • Envision the Future
    • Enlist Others
    • Leadership is Everyone’s Business
  • From the Argosy University online library resources, read the following: 
    • From the Argosy University online library resources, search for and  read at least two articles on “Transformational Leadership” to be  prepared to discuss the concepts of this topic.

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 Friday April 20, 2018 post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area

 Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Plagiarism Free, Turned-in on time, Grading Criteria followed, All assignment details and qualifications followed,  Reference Page Included Cover page Included, Paragraphs Indented, Running-head included, main heading should be centered; all new paragraphs should be indented;  paper should have been right ragged, not right justified; references,  should always go on a standalone page. abstracts are not usually indented; should be right ragged, and not right justified.  acronyms should be spelled out when using them for the first time, for example HR.   references as listed are APA standard.   When you  submit your papers through, you overall  similarity  index  score should not be exceedingly high, with ten to  fifteen percent  being  the maximum,   acronyms should be spelled out  when using them for the  first time, for example HR,  abstracts are not  usually indented; should  be right ragged, and not right justified,   Please work on your APA  formatting of citations. I have provided the  APA resource cite for you.,   Please work on using literature within the span of the last 5 years,    keep in mind there should not be any one, two, or three sentence paragraphs.  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 punctuation

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