Assignment 2: Leaders and Followers
Throughout the organizational change process, it is imperative that leaders and followers work together effectively in order to achieve success. There are specific characteristics required of followers depending on the style of the leader.
- Briefly describe each of the three leadership styles (transformational, transactional, or laissez-faire).
- Determine which of the three leadership styles you think would be most effective in achieving successful organizational change. Justify your choice by discussing the characteristics of that leadership style that make it more effective for carrying out change initiatives.
- Explain how conflicts related to change and resistance to change are handled by leaders who use the leadership style you have chosen.
- Describe several characteristics of the followers who would work most effectively with a leader whom adopts the selected leadership style.
Your final product will be in a Microsoft Word document of approximately 3–5 pages in length. Utilize at least two sources from professional literature in your research. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu or .gov). Your response should demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA) and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.