Final Examination for Leardership and Managment Class

I. Personal Power, Manipulation and system Design
Written soical history is densely represented with examples of persons who purportedly has great, perhaps excessive, soical power. So social system are often delibertely to limit the powers of any individual, as the case of USA’s “Founding Fathers” as they perpared the Consistution and Bill of Rights. One may observe that if legal or procedural checks and balances are deemed to be too weak, “spontaneous” or informal social action resists influential individuals, occasionally is manifeated through radical resistance such as through expulsion or assassination.
Upon examination of YOUR OWN personal perspectives,
(1) Is power, the capacity to influence other do your will, attractice or repulsive? EXPLAIN AND DOCUMENT WITH EXAMPLES.
(2) How do you respond to persons who are especially influential through use of, for example their position (authority), symbolization (ascribed values) or interpersonal “aura”/skills (charisma)? Do you tend to be PREDISPOSED TO accept their influence or to resist it? Explain.
(3) When is deliberate manipulation of others acceptable for you to engage in? When not? Why?
(4) To what degree do you believe social organization should be designed to inhibit the influence of individual persons? Explain. And, what is the strongest argument your position.
This questions needs to be I page for each questions. So at least 5 pages for questions 1

II. Communicationing Defintions and Principles
(1) Present your definitions of managment and leadrship. Explain why definitions are most appropriate and useful for you. Define the published writings of someone whose views are most similar to you definitions and compare these definitions to yours. Also compare your views with those of this course insructor.
(2) Wrie a brief “fable” or story ( for children aged seven to ten) that elucidates your defintions of leadership and management. This story should help them form guiding principles for personal analydid and action.

III. Social Entrepreneurism”
The term “social enterprenur” has emerged and gained proinence in the media and academia. Serval books like “Three cups of tea” (education in Pakistan) and Half the sky” (international prostition), and series of stories like Bornstein’s How to change the world” and Clinton’s ” Giving” depict the heroic efforts and impacts of social entrepreneurs. Described circumstances in our global neighorhood that have encouraged and allowed emergence of social entreprenurial efforts, especially on such a visible global scale. With case examples described similarities among “successful” social entreprenurs. Explain how one can described these efforts by individuals via their genes, personal traits, behavioral styles, authority/symbolic or as transactional vs. chairsmatic tranformational Person-centered capacities. Expalin these phenomena, and place of the highlighted”soical entrepreneur” from System-centered perspective.
Compare Pc vs. Sc views of soical entreprenurial roles context with those in milies, as Nelsn Mandela or Brack Obama (political), or such as Sam Walton or Bill Gates (private enterprise). Are patterns similar? Different? How?

VI. Leadership Training and Delopment Design
Imagine that you are by the CEO of organization to prepare a Leadership Training and Developmet plan proposal for the executive committee’s consideration. Your proposal is to include:
Brief descripition of the organization and its current status.
Identified organizational needs or issues that support, form an executive management perspective, a focused commitment to leadership improvement in the short and long term.
Specific strategy and methods that you propse. Include who would do what (such as who does who receives leadership training/development), and the contexts, timing and direct and indirect resource allocation (costs).
Provide appropriate rational and examples that support your persective on what effective leadership is and how people can best be prepared. (In your presentation and rationale consider that it is likely that the CEO and the executive committee hold rather traditional ideas of leaders and managers, not having taken any courses such as this one). Include a cost-benefit, risk-reward rationale. A few notes: *Assume that you are respected for your relevant compentence andperspective, andit is known that your’re just now completing this course.
* Should (under A) that is easily recognizable in or worlds. Do ensure that it is a formal organization and large enough to merit this effort.

VII. Comparative Book Reviews
you are committed to write a 500 word review for a professional journal. Define the (relevant) journal. Your reviews is to compare Heifetz et. al.’s ” The practice of adaptive leadership” with ONE of the following”
A) Tate’s “The serch for leadership” An organizational persective”,
B) Northhouse’s Leadership theory and practice (6th edition) or
C)Li’s “Open leadership “How social technology can transform the way you lead”. In your view compare compare these two works, and own views (citing other works and experts), Conclude with your recommendations for journal readers, indicating if you recommend both, one or neither book. You may suggest alternatives. Provide your rational.

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