Foundational Leadership Practices

Leadership principles are often agreed upon by many people. Unfortunately, the consistent practice of leadership principles within organizations is often missing, leading to many challenges like stress and work-life balance. Explore the organization you currently work in or an organization you worked in previously. (Note: you will be able to use this same organization for the final project, so your work in the DQ can be leveraged for the written paper/final project. Discuss your organizational choice early in the week with your instructor as needed for guidance.)
Select two leaders in the organization (ideally, top leaders who have an influence over organizational design). If possible, interview them to obtain their perspective on leadership. However, you might also collect information by interviewing others who know the leaders, personal observations, published materials, public statements, or other sources as needed).
For the first section of your post:
Critically assess the leadership foundations from the interview.
Who do they hope to be as a leader?What do they hope to achieve as a leader (focus more on what they want to do as a leader than what they want the organization to achieve)?How do the two leaders compare and contrast to one another in their leadership perspectives?For the second section of your post, select one of the following bullet points:
Evaluate the level of alignment between the leaders’ words and their past practices and decisions. What is the impact of that alignment (or lack) on the organization? Support your evaluation with scholarly research and examples.How do organizational influences (including design) limit the leaders’ desired practices? How might each leader improve under these conditions? Support your conclusions with scholarly research and examples.The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your first post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response.
Your initial posting should be the equivalent of 1- to 2- pages (500 to 1000 words) in length. Justify your answers with examples, research, and reasoning.
Submit your response to this Discussion Area by the end of the week.
Be sure to cite your sources using the APA format.THE TWO LEADERS ARE A MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT MEDICAL DIRECTOR IN A COMMUNITY CLINIC