Homework Help in Defining Organizational Leadership



Week 2 – IA NOTES



It is essential to have a working knowledge of concepts, theories, and models helpful for both the researcher and practitioner. This knowledge then, can be applied as a conceptual framework to develop and annotate, an experience-based definition of organizational leadership by combining literature review, lived experiences, and creation of new knowledge by the emerging scholar.



Analyze leadership concepts, theories, and models that apply to multiple organizational models.

Propose a definition of organizational leadership.


Topic Material:

Textbook1. Leadership: Theory and Practice

Read chapters 13 and 15.



Electronic Resource


1.The Art of Leading Well



Ignatius, A. (2010). The art of leading well. Harvard Business Review.



e-Library Resource1. A Stakeholder Model of Organizational Leadership



Schneider, M. (2002).A stakeholder model of organizational leadership.Organization Science, 13(2), 209-220.



2. Transformational–Transactional Leadership and Upward Influence: The Role of Relative Leader–Member Exchanges (RLMX) and Perceived Organizational Support (POS)



Epitropaki, O., & Martin, R. (2013). Transformational–transactional leadership and upward influence: The role of relative leader–member exchanges (RLMX) and perceived organizational support (POS). Leadership Quarterly, 24(2), 299-315.



3. Managing the Dream: Warren Bennis on Leadership



Bernhut, S. (2001).Managing the dream: Warren Bennis on leadership.Ivey Business Journal, 65(5), 36-41.








Defining Organizational Leadership

Having an individualized definition of organizational leadership will prove to be helpful when having to explain the concept to upper-level managers and stakeholders. It is also important to understand how your worldview influences your definition so you are able to defend your position.


This assignment will allow you to develop your own definition based on the working definitions being used in the field and incorporating a Christian worldview.


General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • Use academic sources, including peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly books, government reports, and other instructor-approved texts.
  • Include a minimum of five scholarly topic-relevant sources (majority of articles should be published within past 5 years).
  • You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that addresses the following issues:

  1. Discuss the conceptual differences between Transformation-Transactional Leadership ANDthe visions of future developments in leadership Warren Bennis was predicting.
  2. Using the guidance of both leadership theorists and applied behavioral scientists, compose your basic definition of organizational leadership that is functional in organizations you know.
  3. Drawing from tenets of the Christian worldview related to organizational leadership, compare the key points of that guidance with two key elements of organizational leadership.
  4. Support your comparisons with substantive documentation for each of the two key elements of current theories.