Select a book about leadership by a successful leader whom you believe has adopted leadership as a vocation. It can be a book by a well-known individual in the discipline of leadership or a leader in your own field, religion, sport, or another area of personal interest. Students are encouraged to select their book early in the course (at least before the end of Topic 2) to allow time for thoughtful reading and planning for this assignment.
In an analysis of 750-900 words, examine the theoretical framework, style, and leadership traits presented in the selected book. Discuss how this particular individual has adopted leadership as a vocation. As a leader, which qualities of this person would you seek to emulate in order to inspire followership? Which shortcomings of this leadership approach would you attempt to overcome? Be sure to cite examples from the book and integrate a minimum of four secondary sources on leadership theory to support your analysis.
Analysis Of Theoretical Frame Work Of Leadership Name Course Instructor Institution Submission Date Analysis Of Theoretical Frame Work Of Leadership Introduction The chosen book is ‘The Leadership Challenge’ that is written by Barry Posner and contributed to by James M. Kouzes (Kouzes & Posner, 2012). It was first published in 1987 by Wiley and Sons publications (Kouzes & Posner, 2012). It has focused on the business field in terms of leadership practices. Remarkably, the book has provided competent aspects of leadership styles and traits. Additionally, the authors have also explained the different ways individuals can use to overcome leadership challenges. Within a period of 25 years, the book has undergone various changes leading to some the loyal readers referring to the book as the ‘Leadership Bible’ (Kouzes & Posner, 2012). As a result, the book has been used globally in leadership conferences and other notable leadership development programs. Theoretical