Week 2 – Discussion Forum 1 BUS119: Principles of Personal & Organizational Leadership (AFS1951A) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Styles of Leadership [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 3, 4, and 5 from Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice. Additionally, read the Week 2 – Weekly Lecture.
Of the three leadership styles (i.e., authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire), explain which style comes easiest for you? Describe how people respond to you when you use this style. Now think about a current or past supervisor; describe their leadership style? Was it effective? Explain your rationale.
Review several of your peers’ posts, and identify the leadership style with which you can relate. Respond to at least two of your peers, and provide recommendations to extend their thinking. Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to reevaluate their choice of leadership style. Respond to two of your peers’ posts by the end of Day 7.