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1. Leadership Style
What style of leadership is the most effective in leading an organization? Is it important to be well-liked, or are results all that matter? Cite examples that support your conclusions. Respond to the observations of at least two of your peers for this post.
2. A Culture of Ethics
Based on the readings for the week, would you say that Steve Jobs was an ethical leader? State your rationale. Are you an Acolyte or a Rejector? Why? Respond to the observations of at least two of your peers for this post.
To complete the following assignment, go to this week's Assignment link in the left navigation.Business Ethics
Robert Nardelli was heavily criticized for his leadership style and methods he used during his tenure as CEO of Home Depot. Using your readings for this week, along with outside research, describe his style of leadership and take a position on whether you think his actions rose to the level of being unethical.
Write a 1000 word paper addressing the following in your paper:
- Clearly describe Robert Nardelli’s leadership style in terms of Leadership Theory, incorporating the following theories within your paper:
- Trait Theory
- Behavioral Theory
- Situational and Contingency Theories
- State whether his actions were ethical or unethical.
- Cite the text material and research that support your position.
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