Analyze leadership theories, methods and tools in a given solution
Executive A is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the corporation. Colleagues describe the
CEO as driven, fiercely ambitious, and entirely focused on the success of the company.
When Executive A became CEO several years ago, the company was losing more than two
million dollars a year, and its stock had plummeted to $23 a share. During Executive Aas
tenure the stock has risen 128%, and the company posted a profit during the second
quarter after Executive A became CEO. The media has hailed Executive A as the reason for
the corporationas success. Executive A shies away from the attention and often gives credit
for the companyas success to other leaders in the organization. Executive A is quick to
accept responsibility for mistakes and poor results and takes pride in developing strong
leaders within the company.
Executive A is planning to retire within the next two years. Leader B and Leader C are both
considered in the running to take over as CEO.
Leader B has worked closely with Executive A and values Executive Aas ideas and long-term
vision. Leader B establishes clear goals by clarifying role and task requirements and
continually guiding subordinates in the direction of these goals. Leader B believes in a clear
chain of command and in rewarding good performance and recognizing employee
accomplishments. Leader B also believes that when a task is delegated to a subordinate, the
subordinate is fully responsible for that task. Leader B considers the subordinate to be
personally at fault when things go wrong with a delegated task and issues punishment for
failures. Leader B also rewards subordinates for their successes.
Leader C also values the missions and goals established by Executive A. Leader C
encourages followers to transcend their own self-interest for the good of the organization.
Leader C believes that people can achieve great success when they are inspired and
passionate about a vision. Leader C continually sets high expectations for subordinates,
instills a sense of pride in the corporation in all employees, and takes pride in instituting a
rational approach to problem-solving at the corporation. Leader C tries to remember
employeeas birthdays and other special events and prefers that employees see their leader
as a coach or a mentor instead of their manager.
WRITE AN ESSAY (3 PAGES) AND DO THE FOLLOWING
A. Identify the leadership style of each of the three leaders in the given scenario
(Executive A, Leader B, and Leader C) as transactional, transformational, or a?level 5.a?
1. Justify your identification of Executive Aas leadership style using specific examples
from the scenario.
2. Justify your identification of Leader Bas leadership style using specific examples from
3. Justify your identification of Leader Cas leadership style using specific examples from
B. Identify how the leadership style of Leader B would be likely to affect the employeesa
and corporationas performance if Leader B were appointed as CEO when Executive A
C. Identify how the leadership style of Leader C would be likely to affect the employeesa
and corporationas performance if Leader C were appointed as CEO when Executive A
D. If you choose to use outside sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA