Leadership Concepts Worksheet

Leadership Concepts Worksheet

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Leadership Concepts Worksheet
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Leadership Concepts Worksheet
Concept Application of Concept in the Scenario or Simulation Reference to Concept in Reading
The Open Systems Anchor of Organizational Behavior

Gene One’s desire to become a publicly held company rested firmly upon their leadership team’s assessment of the company’s situation both internally and externally. Gene One’s leadership saw opportunities that required changing to survive and to thrive in an environment which is trending towards an optimum situation for the company strategically and financially.
As an open system, Gene One engaged in observing their environments and planned to take necessary measures to guarantee their future success by creating a compatible fit with emerging external conditions (McShane & Von Glinow, 2005, p. 22). “The organization receives feedback from the external environment regarding
the value of its outputs and the availability of future inputs. This process is
cyclical and, ideally, self-sustaining, so that the organization may continue to
survive and prosper,”(McShane & Von Glinow, 2005, p.22)

Organizational Subculture In the Managing Across the Organization Simulation, changes within the leadership of the organization affected how leaders within the organization could address problems and in what manner was appropriate to introduce a new product line and prototype to the various departments of the organization. A unique aspect of the exercise was the realization that within the same organization there were different cultures at work, albeit contributing and propelling the dominant culture. In the simulation company these subcultures functioned depending upon which leader was in control of the department. “When discussing organizational culture, we are
actually referring to the dominant culture, that
is, the themes shared most widely by the organization’s
members. However, organizations are

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