- A key function of leadership is to facilitate change that acknowledges the present and embraces the future. Behn (as cited by Van Wart, 2013, p. 558) offers a reminder that environments within organizations are constantly changing, meaning the roles of their leaders must also adjust to ensure changes will be instituted as they become necessary.
After observing and interacting with the Riverbend City: Communicating and Leading for Change and Innovation scenario, and using the unit readings and media, address the following:
- Analyze two leadership styles and corresponding communication skills that drive innovation.
- Describe the communication strategies you would use to introduce the proposed changes to your work team.
- Describe the organizational culture and its readiness for team creativity and innovation.
- Explain the causes of resistance to the changes and the corresponding tactics you would use to address each cause.
- Describe the manner in which the changes will be implemented, applying the 8-Step Process for Leading Change (see pages 262–263 in Leading With Communication).
The assignment you submit is expected to meet the following requirements:
- Submit this assignment to Turnitin, and include a copy of the report as an attachment in the assignment area.
- Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA style and formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (current edition) style and formatting standards.
- Cited resources: Include a minimum of three scholarly sources outside of our course text. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.
- Length of paper: 4–6 pages, double spaced, excluding cover page and cited resources.
- Due date: Assignment must be submitted to your instructor in the courseroom no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday of this week.
Van Wart, M. (2013). Lessons from leadership theory and the contemporary challenges of leaders. Public Administration Review, 73(4), 553–565.