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Assignment 3: Leadership, Teambuilding, and Communication


Use the Internet to research a company for which you would like to work (or your

current company if you are already employed).

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.  Examine traditional, contemporary, and emerging leadership theories and interpersonal forms of

power. Create a profile of the ideal leader for the company you researched in which you describe

the most appropriate leadership characteristics in terms of leadership style and interpersonal

forms of power; and how these characteristics impact organizational performance.

2.  Based on your research, analyze the organizational stressors (e.g., task demands, role demands,

physical demands, and interpersonal demands) to determine their likely impact on organizational

performance as well as how those stressors could be addressed.

3.  Analyze critical elements for effective group and work team performance to determine the steps

you would take to develop an effective team or work group within the company you researched.

4.  Identify potential sources of conflict within the group or work team. Evaluate the five (5) conflict

management styles (e.g., competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, accommodating)

and explain which style of conflict management is most appropriate for the potential sources of

conflict described above.

5.  Determine potential barriers to communication, how these barriers may impact group and work

team performance, and two (2) recommendations for addressing them.

6.  Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as

academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•  Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all

sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format

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