Explain the different leadership styles

Assignment 1 – Critical comparative review of contemporary information (1,000 words)

Discuss the following statement in 1,000 wordsManagement at all levels need to carry out a range of functions, they also need a variety of skills’.

Discuss this statement, using specific examples from organisations to support your argument.

Assignment 2- CASE: TOYOTA’S TOUGH BOSS

Questions: Answer all four (4) of the following questions.

1. Explain the different leadership styles (not theories) defined in the academic literature and discuss what style of leadership is the most appropriate in different environmental situations and with different categorisations of employees.

2. Based on your answer to Question 1 (above) how would you describe Hiroshi Okuda’s leadership style/s? Cite specific examples in the case study that support your choice.

3. Explain the terms ‘transactional’ and ‘transformational’ leadership. What form did Hiroshi Okuda exhibit? Cite specific examples in the case study that support your choice.

4. When a company is in crisis, do you believe that a radical change in leadership is required to turn the company around? Why? Why not?

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