Week 3 – Discussion Forum 1 MGT440: The Dark Side of Leadership (BIG2040A) 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.
|Ethics, Character, and Authentic Transformational Leadership Behavior [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 8 of your Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow course text, the Ethics, Character, and Authentic Transformational Leadership Behavior and The Dark Side of Leadership articles.
In at least one paragraph, supported by evidence from your text, articles, and other research, respond to the bullet points below:
- Define the terms authentic and pseudo-transformational leader.
- Pick two leaders, one authentic and one pseudo-transformational.
- Explain why the chosen leaders fit the assigned leadership style.
- Describe the leaders’ activities that made them either an authentic or pseudo-transformational leader.
Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts, responding to at least two of them by the end of Day 7 (Monday). Respond substantively to at least two classmates throughout the week, suggesting aspects that they may have overlooked. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 and respond robustly to anyone who replies to your initial post.