Leadership System Design Framework
Leadership System Design Framework Instructions –
Design your own custom leadership system. Write a 9 page APA formatted paper addressing the following:
Section by Section Instructions
- 1. Purpose and Requirements – Identify the purposes and requirements of a Leadership System and include how your leadership system will improve your leadership. You are designing your leadership system so the task in this seek to describe your purpose. This include what make effective leadership system; leadership system purpose and leadership system benefits. (You are designing YOUR custom leadership system so the task in this section is to describe your purpose(s) and your requirements for your leadership system. Include how your leadership system will improve your leadership?)
- Nature of the System – Describe the type(s) and nature(s) of a Leadership System (physical, information, creative, etc.) and discuss the implications for a leadership system design. In this section describe the nature of leadership system(this is not the nature of your organization work system). Begin with the nature of leadership. Use table to summarize BUT make sure that you provide a discussion addressing the nature of leadership (See Latham, J. R. 2012) (In this section describe the nature(s) of a leadership system. This is NOT the nature of your organization’s work systems. Focus on the nature of leadership. What is the nature of the process where one person (a leader) influences the behavior of another person (one or more followers)? Then consider the multiple aspects and activities of leadership. Use the table to summarize but make sure you also provide a discussion of the nature(s).
PHYSICAL– When designing physical systems such as those that bend metal, mix chemicals, or assemble parts we identify the physical nature of the system. Those are the components that obey the immutable natural laws of science. NOTE – The physical dimension is NOT APPLICABLE to the design of a leadership system. Leadership is a social process. The physical laws of nature are not considerations for the design of a leadership system.
INFORMATION – Describe the information nature of a leadership system (if any) and how it will influence the design of your leadership system.
CREATIVE – Describe the creative nature of a leadership system (if any) and how it will influence the design of your leadership system.
BESPOKE – Describe the bespoke nature(s) of a leadership system (if any) and how it will influence the design of your leadership system.
- 3. Theories and Concepts – Identify and describe the key theories and concepts that inform the design of a Leadership System. Include the key concepts and theories from your leadership course(s). (See Leadership systems components Latham, J. R. (2013a) and Latham, J. R. (2013b)) from reference lists which has the key concepts and theories. The task here is to identify Leadership theories and concepts and you will use to inform your design example: Servant leadership, transformational leadership. Leadership components.
(The task here is to identify the leadership theories and concepts that you will use to inform your design. There are quite a few leadership theories to choose from (servant leadership, transformation leadership etc.) so pick the leadership theories that fit your leadership style. Include the applicable key concepts and theories from your leadership course(s). Describe how the theories will inform the design of your leadership system.
Also, identify the leadership activities that make sense for your situation. Begin with the nine leadership system activities identified in the Latham (2013) CEO Study Paper. Describe how each component (activity) will apply to and influence the design of your leadership system).
- 4. Inspiring Examples – Identify Leadership System examples that inspire you and generate new ideas and thinking. Here you MUST use 2 Baldrige Excellence Framework 1 from K&N Management (https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/10/11/2010_K%26N_Management_Award_Application_Summary.pdf) and the next from : Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/memorial-hospital-and-health-care-center). . Diagrams may be used in this section.
The task here is NOT about inspiring leaders. The task here is to study LEADERSHIP SYSTEMS from other organizations and use what you learned to inspire your own design. For each example (K&N Management 2010 and Memorial Hospital and Healthcare) identify the key characteristics of those leadership systems that you will creatively adapt to your own design and how they will influence the design of your leadership system.
- 5. Unique Context – Describe your current working context. Develop a systems diagram of the context using a digital application. The task here is to identify the key factors from your particular situation (me) that influence the design of your leadership system. Example leading a virtual team of 10 is different from leading a manufacturing team of 200 employees. As you identify the key factors discuss how this influence your leadership.
The task here is to identify the key factors from your situation that influence the design of your leadership system. For example, leading a virtual team of 10 people spread around the world is a different leadership task than leading a manufacturing plant with 200 employees in one location. As you identify the key factors discuss how those influence your leadership.
- Design Principles – Describe how you will apply the general design principles to the design of your Leadership System. Address all eight design principles described in Latham (2012). Describe how each design principle will influence the design of your leadership system.
- System Integration – Identify and analyze the connections between a Leadership System and the other organization and managerial systems. The task here is to identify the inputs and outputs (connections) to the leadership system from other systems in the organization. For example, the leadership system often connects to the employee performance review system, the strategic planning system, the performance measurement system, etc.
- Design – Using what you have learned in the previous activities, [re]design your own “personal” Leadership System. Include text, tables, and diagrams to fully illustrate and explain your leadership system. Support your description, discussion, and critical analysis with solid management literature and research references.
Do not use MS Word for the diagram. Use instead Power Point (or other diagramming application) and paste the diagram into the Word.doc.
Support your work with credible management and research references.
Include a list of your references formatting according to APA guidelines. Include all references that you used to support your discussions and design decisions. Without references, your discussions will be limited to your opinion vs. critical analysis backed by empirical evidence. Include ONLY those references cited in the paper. See APA for more on what to include in a reference list and how to format the different types of sources.
Read the Latham (2012) paper that describes the framework and process of designing and managerial system. In addition, Latham (2013a and b) identifies leadership activities that are common to successful leaders of transformation. These activities form the core of a leadership system. Use this paper to inform the development of the section titled Theories & Concepts in your paper.
Latham, J. R. (2012). “Management System Design for Sustainable Excellence: Framework, Practices and Considerations.” Quality Management Journal, Vol 19, Iss. 2
Download at: http://www.drjohnlatham.com/management-system-design/
Latham, J. R. (2013a). “A Framework for Leading the Transformation to Performance Excellence Part I: CEO Perspectives on Forces, Facilitators, and Strategic Leadership Systems.” Quality Management Journal, Vol 20, Iss. 2
Download at: http://drjohnlatham.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2013_QMJ_P1.pdf
Latham, J. R. (2013b). A framework for leading the transformation to performance excellence part II: CEO perspectives on leadership behaviors, individual leader characteristics, and organizational culture. Quality Management Journal, 20(3), 22.
Download at: https://www.drjohnlatham.com/framework-leading-transformation-part-2-paper/
Text book used:
Senge, P. M., Roberts, C., Ross, R. B., Smith, B. J., & Kleiner, A. (1994). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. New York: Currency Doubleday.
Senge, Peter (2009). The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization. Doubleday ISBN-13: 978-0-385-51725-6
Meadows, Donella (2008). Thinking in Systems: A Primer. Chelsea Green Publishing Company: White River Junction, VT. ISBN: 978-1-603-58148-6
General Formatting Instructions
All your formatting questions are answered in the APA guide with the exceptions listed below.
DO submit a Word.doc
DO use tables and diagrams as appropriate to illustrate key concepts and processes and save space. However, if you include a table or diagram you must refer to and discuss that exhibit in the text of the paper. Make sure you label and format the tables following APA guidelines.
*****DO use 1.5 Spacing! Except for tables and diagrams which are single spaced. *****
****DO use 11pt font for the paragraphs and tables in the body of the paper (excluding headings).*****
DO support your discussions with solid management concepts and research from credible source (e.g., journal articles). Without references, your discussions will be limited to your opinion vs. critical analysis backed by empirical evidence.
DO NOT include “generic” tutorials on management concepts. This is an application paper so references to the literature theories, concepts, and research should be applied to the particular situation. In other words, make the connection between theory and practice not just a description of general theory.
DO NOT include any direct quotes from the references that you use. Use the references to support your own analysis and words.