This assignment provides you with the opportunity to analyze a present organization where sound leadership principles are necessary for the organization to operate ethically and most effectively. While this organization may be any criminal justice organization, you should select an organization that you are able to research to gain a deeper understanding of the functions of its management and its management philosophies. To gain insight into the leadership practices of this organization, you may conduct Internet research on the organization or interviews of higher-level management. Once you have selected an organization, analyze the organization for evidences of the path-goal theory and assess how the path-goal theory can be used to strengthen the organization from a management perspective. In addition, analyze the organization for evidences of Kouzes and Posner’s Steps One and Two and discuss how they are implemented. If evidence does not exist, then explain how Steps One and Two can be used to improve the organization and its leadership effectiveness. Also, please examine the organization for evidences of LMX. Be sure to assess how the “Inspire a Shared Vision” or the “Model the Way” concepts exist within the organization through the lens of a Christian Worldview.
This assignment is required to be a minimum of 6 pages and should include scholarly research from the past five years. This assignment is derived from the subject matter in your weekly assigned reading, the overall construct of leadership, and organizational leadership. The paper must follow current APA guidelines. The page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material.