Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).
Primary Task Response: Within the discussion board area, write up to 600â€“1000 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
At your next scheduled lunch meeting, Rae Marie continues to share challenges with her transition to her new leadership role as the Vice President of Operations for MyShoppingSpreeTV. Based on the current climate of her department and its declining productivity, she questions her earlier career success. She is having doubts about her current leadership capabilities needed for her new role. For several years, Rae Marie, a former colleague and long-time friend, had been a successful manager for a company you worked at together years ago. You witnessed her previous successes and have confidence in her leadership.
She confessed, “what if I had been successful in the past because of the great economy?” “The techniques I used in the past do not seem to be working here.”
You acknowledge that all organizational situations and climates are different, and what is required in one situation will not always work in another.
On the Discussion Board, consult with your classmates and offer your recommendations on how to decide the best course of action and the leadership style needed for different situations. For this discussion, you must research Fiedler’s contingency model and Blanchard’s situational model. In your discussion, compare and contrast Fielder’s contingency model and Blanchard’s situational model. Evaluate the course scenario (the situation at MyShoppingSpreeTV), and identify which of Fielder’s preferred leadership styles is most applicable to this situation. For full-credit, you must address the following in your posting:
- How can Fiedler’s contingency Model and Blanchard’s situational model be applied in different organizational settings?
- In which type of organization would you recommend the utilization of Fiedler’s contingency theory of leadership or Blanchard’s situational model? Explain why.
Cite all references in a reference list. Be sure to reference all sources using APA format. For more information on APA, please visit the APASTYLE Lab.
Responses to Other Students:
Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word response about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmates posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- How would this topic be of value to you in your life or career?
The following link is for a list of articles from the CTU Library that can be used to assist you with your assignments in this course.