Summary: The Contingency Leadership Model in Action Within a Contemporary Workplace Introduction Acknowledging that o


The Contingency Leadership Model in Action Within a Contemporary Workplace


Acknowledging that one size does not fit all applies to our contemporary workplace as it relates to the leadership style employed by organizational leaders. What complicates the need for an appropriate leadership style is the very dynamic environment that many organizations operate in. There are times when organizational leaders are faced with a crisis within their organization and may have to use a directive leadership style. After the crisis is resolved that same leadership style may prove to be disastrous to the morale and productivity of the same organization.

Upon completion of this assignment you should be able to:

  • Discuss how one of the contingency leadership theories apply to leaders within real world organizations.
  • Apply the appropriate leadership behavior to the context, followers and structure of the organization.
  1. Select one organization (any organization) that was not successful due to a mismatch in the leader’s leadership style.
  2. Write a three page paper showing your understanding of one the contingency leadership models. You will also display your understanding of how the model takes in consideration the leader’s behavior, followers and culture of the organization.

Your paper will include the following:

    • An introduction that engages the reader, presents the focus of the paper, and gives the reader an idea of flow of the document.
    • A compelling demonstration of your understanding of one of the contingency leadership models. There must be a clear consideration for the leader’s behavior, followers and culture of the organization.
    • Describe the culture and structure of the organization.
    • Discuss the nature of the mismatch in the leader’s leadership behavior and the organization’s culture and/or structure.
    • Clearly explain the proper leadership behavior that you recommend:
i. Tell the benefits to the organization of the proposed leadership behavior.
ii. Explain how you would apply your learning from the contingency leadership models to your area of influence.
    • A conclusion that reinforces the main ideas of the paper.
    • You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed sourcesTextbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.

Your research paper is to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Going over the minimum page length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 10+ page paper.

Be as thorough as possible when writing your Week 3 Research Paper, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.

For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 15%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 15% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.

The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism, and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 15%.

General APA Formatting Guidelines:

The Week 3 Research Paper should have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required!

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