Assignment: Using Leadership to Improve Ethical Performance At this point, you should have identified the leader you would like to interview. You should also have already contacted him / her and have scheduled an interview time / date. If not, do it as soon as possible. The intention of this assignment is to describe leadership skills, ethics, and communication which impact motivation and improve ethical performance. Leader: David Gorbea is the New York District Manager of Executive Cellular Phones. Executive Cellular is a premier T-Mobile Wireless Phone and Device Retailer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Hes worked at Executive Cellular for over 8 years. He began his career with Executive Cellular as a sales associate and within 6 months, he was promoted to senior sales associate. After two years on the job, he was once again promoted to a store manager. While posting impressive results over a few more years, he was promoted to regional manager, in which he oversaw 4 stores. Lastly he settled into the New York District Manager position two years ago. Hes devoted his time to help build the brand of T-Mobile and Executive Cellular Phones. David grew up in Perth Amboy, New Jersey where he exceled on the football field. This is where he began to show his leadership skills as he was picked as one of the captains of the team. He went on to earn a football scholarship to play collegiately at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. While attending Benedictine College, he earned a Bachelors degree of Business Administration in Management. After obtaining his degree, he moved back home to New Jersey where he met his future wife. Besides working David loves spending time with his family and friends. He also loves to go out & dance to bachata, salsa, and merengue. Write a three (3) page paper in which you: 1. Create five (5) questions to ask your chosen leader to determine his / her views of motivation, ethical leadership and performance. Then, conduct the interview based on your selected questions. HINT: The following are some examples of questions. Feel free to select them from here. 1. a. How would you define leadership? b. As a leader, what do you do when people on your team arent pulling their weight? c. What is one of the greatest leadership challenges you have ever faced? What did you do? What was the result? d. How would you describe your communication style? e. Describe a situation in which effective interpersonal communication skills contributed to your success. f. Describe your personal actions by which you convey to your staff that ethics/ethical behavior is a high priority with you and that you also expect it to be a high priority with your staff. g. Related to the previous question, describe how your personal actions (demonstrating ethics is a priority) have impacted your staff and/or colleagues. h. Describe a situation where you recognized a need to communicate clear expectations for ethical practice. How did you recognize that expectations had to be clarified? What did you do or say to clarify the expectations? 2. Analyze the leadership, motivation, and ethical values of the leader interviewed and assess its impact in the ethical performance of the organization. HINT: You should summarize the answers that you gathered in your interview. Thereafter, you should compare and contrast his / her point of view about leadership with your own perception of it. 3. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources you have located using the Library resources / data bases in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do web-based blogs. 4. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: a. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. b. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. c. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the variety of motivational theories and job design considerations. Explain the variety of leadership theories and roles. Evaluate ways organizational culture can be managed and promote ethics in an organization. Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior. Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.
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