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Using the information learned so far, students will analyze a case study.  Students are expected to differentiate between the roles and skillsets of a leader and a manager by creating a leadership plan.  In completing the leadership plan, students will address the required elements listed below.

Required Elements to include in the Leader vs. Manager Paper:

You are Ted and as leader of the business, the same old thing isn’t going to work and you know it.  You are now faced with many concerns that require you to draw up plans to create a new organizational structure. You are in the role of social architect. Your job is to design an organizational structure which fulfills the vision that you have for the company and will also fulfill its mission. Your organization must be open to change and possess a culture that will empower its employees to follow the vision that you have created. Remember like all good architects your building must start with a design that suits the purpose of the business and seeks to make it the best building for the job. You should use your class materials and reading to help create the plan and reference them. All additional research should also be referenced. THIS PAPER IS THE ACTUAL PLAN FOR TED! IT IS NOT A “HE SHOULD DO THIS AND THAN THAT” PAPER.  Make the plan specific and be creative, add facts or people, to the scenario if that will help you make the plan come alive. Be sure to explain the steps you are taking and your reasons for do so. Use the terms in your reading and explain them. This exercise is designed to show that you understand the class material.

Students will create a leadership plan, writing from a leader perspective.  Discuss the following:

  • Ted as a social architect – discuss Ted’s vision for the organization. 
  • Ted as an individual – what can he do to enhance his role as leader?
  • Ted as a change agent for the corporate environment?  What steps should Ted take for short-term change?  For long-term change?
  • Create a vision statement and a mission statement for the organization?
  • How can Ted create an organizational culture that supports his vision? 
  • Based on your leadership plan, discuss how Ted might integrate the role the managers have to strengthen his vision.
  • Students are expected to be creative but realistic in developing the leadership plan using the resources provided.  Students may also research beyond the material provided in the course.  Please no wiki files.
  • Remember, you are writing from the leader’s perspective and are not solving problems but working toward developing an environment in which problems will be resolved.


Your plan should consist of the following steps:

1)      Evaluate the organization’s purpose and goals (is the business non-profit or does it sell widgets)  (It is recommended that you create a list of what the company does)

2)      Develop vision and mission statements

3)      Design an organizational structure (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, bureaucratic)

4)      Design an organizational culture that complements the organizational structure and organizational goals (market, hierarchical, clan, adhocracy)

5)      Assess the environment for change in your plan.  Is there a mechanism built in to the organizational structure and culture to facilitate change?


Required Formatting of Manager-Leader Paper:

  • This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and five to six pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • Use headings;
  • Writing is expected to be clear and concise;
  • This paper is to be written in the third person.  There should be no words in the paper such as “I, we or you;”
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;

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