Select a large organization you are personally familiar with or that you are able to find reliable research on within any industry or sector you choose. You will use the same organization throughout the first seven assignments, so be sure to choose a company that you are interested in learning more about.
Then, write a paper analyzing the roles of the executive leaders within that organization and be sure to address the following:
· Define the specific role each executive leader plays in the operations of the organization.
· Determine what each executive leader is ultimately responsible for.
· Identify the management functions (Planning, Leading, Organizing, Controlling) the executive leaders use most, and then identify which functions they use the least. Use these findings to explain how the role of each executive leader differs from those who are mid-level leaders in the organization.
· Compare this organization to the findings of the research you have conducted regarding roles of executive leaders in organizations.
Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
Leadership and management, although related, are not the same. Leadership is but one component of management; management also entails planning, organizing, and controlling. The different levels of leadership within an organization require different levels of each of these functions. For example, executive leaders may be more involved in planning than controlling; executive leaders tend to use more leadership abilities than a middle manager, with middle managers usually performing more organizing and controlling functions.
Every organization has an executive leader or executive leadership team, depending on the size of the organization. Executive leadership is the highest level of leadership within an organization, which comes with a great deal of responsibility, including developing a strategic plan for the organization. Executive leaders are also responsible for creating and maintaining the organization’s culture, resulting in additional pressure for these leaders to be ethical in all decisions, do what is best for the organization, and always model the behaviors and values the rest of the organization should follow.