Defend the Modern Leadership Role of Minority Leaders
Identify at least four (4) minority leaders (in any industry) that exhibit traits from each modem leadership style. First, construct a matrix (chart) that lists each of the leaders on the y-axis and the four (4) modem leadership styles across the x-axis. Provide concrete, evidence-based examples (found in press releases, news articles, websites, etc.) of traits from these leadership styles for each leader and add them to the matrix. Add this matrix to your paper following the introduction section.
From there, elaborate on the findings of this discovery exercise in the context of defending the need for diversity in organizational leadership, factoring in organizational culture, ethics, and leading diverse workforces. Be sure to touch on the struggles minorities have faced in securing leadership roles in organizations despite the modem leadership styles evidenced in current minority leaders.
Support your paper with minimum of four scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Berman, J. (2015). Soon, not even 1 percent of Fortune 500 companies will have black CEOs. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/29/black-ceos-fortune-500_n_6572074.html
Changing Works. (2015). Transformational leadership. http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles /transforrnational_leadership.htm
Clark, D. (2013). Why so few women and minorities at the top? Here’s the real reason. http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2013/09/03/why-so-few-women-and-minorities-at-the-top-heres-the-real-reason/
Russell Reynolds Associates. (2014). Minority & female representation on Fortune 250 boards & executive teams. http:/Mn.sin.v.russellreynolds.com/insights/thought-leadership/minority-female-representation-on-fortune-250-boards-executive-teams
Manktelow, J. (2015). Servant leadership: Putting your team first, and yourself second. http://vmw.mindtools.com/pages/article/servant-leadership.htm
Manktelow, J. (2015). Transformational leadership: Becoming an inspirational leader. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/transforrnational-leadership.htm