Below is a list of ten people who are leaders in business. Select one person from this list. Relate that person’s style of leadership to one or more of the four leadership styles outlined in Darling & Leffel (2010)
Write an essay of 1000 (+/-10%) words about the following:
Below is a list of ten people who are leaders in business. Select one person from this list. Relate that person’s style of leadership to one or more of the four leadership styles outlined in Darling & Leffel (2010), providing examples of how your selected person has applied their leadership style in their business career. Then critically discuss how that person’s leadership style has made them an effective or ineffective leader.
Select from this list:
Chanda Kochhar (India) – Managing director, ICICI Bank
Chung Mong-Koo (Korea) – Chairman, Hyundai Motor Group
Gail Kelly (Australia) – CEO, Westpac Bank
Jean-Claude Biver (Switzerland) – CEO, Tag Heuer
Liu Chuanzhi (China) – Founder, Lenovo
Mai Kieu Lien (Vietnam) – Chairwoman, Vinamilk
Mary Barra (USA) – CEO, General Motors
Pierre Morad Omidyar (Iran/USA) – Chairman, Ebay
Stephan Winkelmann (Italy) – President, Lamborghini
Ursula Burns (USA) – CEO, Xerox
After selecting a leader, carefully research whether the leader was effective or not. Some people on the list above are known for their poor leadership skills!
You should briefly define any key terms (e.g. leadership; effective/ineffective).
As well as Darling & Leffel (2010), you should cite at least two other academic sources. These should be academic references such as web- or paper-based journal articles.
In addition to these two academic sources, you may also use one or two non-academic sources to find information about the person that you have chosen to discuss. (Non-academic sources include substantive journals, newspaper/magazine articles or books for general readership. Wikipedia and online blogs are NOT appropriate references.)
Either the Harvard or APA referencing style may be used in your response (not both). Please use one style consistently in the correct alphabetic format and with the correct words italicised.
All work is to be typed (1.5 line spacing) and in 12 point Arial font.
Darling, J. & Leffel, A. (2010). Developing the leadership team in an entrepreneurial venture: A case focusing on the importance of styles. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 23 (3), 355-371.