Communicating and Leading for Change and Innovation Student’s name Professor’s name Affiliated institution Date Transformational style of leadership is one of the styles that a leader can implement to bring innovation in the scenario of Riverbend City. This type of leadership aims at increasing the motivation of employees and also improving the connection between the members of the leadership team and their organizational values (Moriano Molero Topa & Mangin 2014). As most of the members seem to be overwhelmed by their weaknesses the transformational leadership style can be used to focus on member’s weaknesses and strengths. A good example of a member with an observable weakness is Brad Nygard. Nygard seems to be very aggressive and the transformational leadership skill would assist him to control his attitude and hence achieve the goal of providing water to the people of Brown Trout Bay County. Some of the members are females The leaders of the team should ensure that the change is seen. If the leader makes any change in the case of Riverbend City that change should be seen in the entire part of the organization. Reference Nanjundeswaraswamy T. S. & Swamy D. R. (2014). Leadership styles. Advances in management 7(2) 57. Moriano J. A. Molero F. Topa G. & Mangin J. P. L. (2014). The influence of transformational leadership and organizational identification on intrapreneurship. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 10(1) 103-119. Kotter J. P. (2013). Kotter's 8-Step Process for Leading Change. Kotter International. Accessed January 24. Anderson N. Potočnik K. & Zhou J. (2014). Innovation and creativity in organizations: A state-of-the-science review prospective commentary and guiding framework. Journal of Management 40(5) 1297-1333. Kuipers B. S. Higgs M. Kickert W. Tummers L. Grandia J. & Van der Voet J. (2014). The management of change in public organizations: A literature review. Public Administration 92(1) 1-20. [...]
After observing and interacting with the Riverbend City: Communicating and Leading for Change and Innovation scenario, and using the unit readings and media, address the following: Analyze two leadership styles and corresponding communication skills that drive innovation. Describe the communication strategies you would use to introduce the proposed changes to your work team. Describe the organizational culture and its readiness for team creativity and innovation. Explain the causes of resistance to the changes and the corresponding tactics you would use to address each cause. Describe the manner in which the changes will be implemented, applying the 8-Step Process for Leading Change (see pages 262–263 in Leading With Communication). Requirements The assignment you submit is expected to meet the following requirements: Submit this assignment to Turnitin, and include a copy of the report as an attachment in the assignment area. Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA style and formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (current edition) style and formatting standards. Cited resources: Include a minimum of three scholarly sources outside of our course text. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years. Length of paper: 4–6 pages, double spaced, excluding cover page and cited resources. Due date: Assignment must be submitted to your instructor in the courseroom no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday of this week.