Leadership involves strategizing and decision-making while balancing people care with organizational management. To implement business strategies that address market pressures affecting an organization, today’s leader must examine how personal individual leadership behaviors influence the successful implementation of a chosen strategy that honors the people, the organization and the external environment. ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS 1. Choose an organization as the focus of your assignment, or use the organization that you evaluated in a previous course to write a summary paper. 2. Take on the role of a leader for the organization you examined in order to develop a Strategic Plan that will help lead it through impending change it needs to navigate. ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS This is a multi-part assignment, with each part requiring separate deadlines throughout the course. Refer to the Upcoming Events block for specific due dates for each part. • Formatting: APA, including title page and reference page. • Minimum citations: 2 citations for each part, excluding the textbook • Word Count (excluding title and reference page): • Part 1: 500 – 750
After selecting an organization as the focus of your assignment, include in your written summary: APPLIED SUMMARY PAPER • An evaluation any internal or external pressures that you identify in the case study that challenged the organization. Consider market/industry pressures such as competition, governance (either government or industry regulatory), environmental, financial, industry trends. • A summary of the organization and its market/industry pressures. • A SWOT analysis about the organization. • An explanation for how and why you identified the factors in the SWOT analysis.