blog entry it s tough to be a leader

Being a leader in an organization can be a challenge. Transformational leadership can be especially challenging due to its tendency to break from old ways of doing things. Being a transformational leader in international organizations can be even more difficult than usual, with diverse stakeholders who may have very different cultural backgrounds. When deciding what old molds to break, a leader must consider the potential for cultural offense that may come with breaking from tradition. Leaders must also be aware of how these cultural factors will interact with each other in a diverse organization.

For this Blog Entry, review the assigned course text chapters for this week. Also, read the Center for Creative Leadership report by Gentry et al. from this week’s resources. Consider the key stakeholders for your selected organization for the Final Project. Also, consider the funders for your selected organization. Finally, consider the challenges the leaders of your selected organization face.

Post by Day 4 a Blog Entry from the perspective of the leader of the organization you selected for your Final Project describing your three main transformational leadership challenges. Explain why these challenges are important and how they affect the organization. Your target audience for this Blog Entry is leaders in organizations similar to yours. Your Blog Entry should appraise these challenges and explain them to your peers.

Readings

  • Missoni, E., & Alesani, D. (2013). Management of international institutions and NGOs: Frameworks, practices and challenges. New York, NY: Routledge.
    • Chapter 14, “Human Resources Management” (pp. 325–359)
      Note: You already read this chapter in Week 6.
    • Chapter 15, “Building and Managing the Organization’s Profile” (pp. 363–390)
    • Chapter 16, “Ethics and International Organizations” (pp. 391–405)
    • Chapter 17, “Conclusions” (pp. 406–410)
  • Gentry, W., Eckert, R., Stawiski, S.,& Zhao, S. (2014). The Challenges Leaders Face Around the World: More Similar Than Different [White paper]. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership. Retrieved from http://www.ccl.org/leadership/pdf/research/Challen…
    The Challenges Leaders Face Around the World: More Similar Than Different, by Gentry, W.; Eckert, R.; Stawiski, S.; Zhao, S. by Center for Creative Leadership. Reprinted by permission of Center for Creative Leadership via the Copyright Clearance Center.