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Week 4 DQ1
Modern society gives preference to the inclusive style of leadership and the traits that are associated with it. Are there situations where inclusive leadership would not benefit an organization? If so, what leadership styles may prove more effective in those situations? If not, why not? Support your response.
Week 4 DQ2
One characteristic of inclusive leadership is respect for diverse cultural preferences and beliefs. To what extent should this govern the style and behavior of the inclusive leader? Why? Is there a point at which diversity and culture wield too much influence and yield ambiguity and diminished productivity as a result? If so, where is that point and why? If not, why not?
Week 5 DQ1
Global and cross-cultural leaders face increased interdependence within and across organizations. Are the potential effects of increasing interdependence more likely to be positive or negative? Support your view with relevant examples and research.
Week 5 DQ2
Does inclusive leadership, transformational leadership, or leader-member exchange contribute most to employee engagement, innovation, and productivity across Western and Eastern cultures? Explain.
Week 6 DQ1
Consider the influence of digital technologies on work and change in organizations. Is technology a transforming solution to problems or a volatile disruption to work, organizational culture, and performance? Support your view.
Week 6 DQ2
Technology enables collocated and virtual ongoing and ad hoc project teams that modify organizational work processes and designs. What do you believe are the most significant implications of these changes for leaders of diverse organizations? Support your position.
Week 7 DQ1
Consider three theories of ethics in a cross-cultural context. Is it possible to create a meaningful global ethical position that would genuinely cross all cultures? Why or why not?
Week 7 DQ2
How does organizational diversity influence the accepted ethics of decision making in the organization? Explain.
Week 8 DQ1
Consider the influence of big data and algorithms on the future of leadership in diverse organizations. What do you see as the greatest future challenges leaders will face? Support your view.
Week 8 DQ2
As you enter the dissertation phase of your program, your dissertation chair is available to guide you. However, you will be responsible for your own project planning. Review the document “What to Expect in the Dissertation Phase” located in the topic Resources. In your upcoming dissertation courses, specific progression milestones have been established to help assure that you continue moving forward in the completion of your dissertation. What is your long-term project plan for meeting the progression milestones? How will you manage your project to increase the opportunity for a timely completion of your degree? Give specific examples.