Business 435 | Business 435 | Strayer University


In this assignment, you will analyze the nature and dimensions of the corporate culture at the various stages of organizational growth. You will examine the dimensions of a sustainable organizational structure, the key elements of performance management, and control factors of leadership development related to the stages of organizational growth. You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic or organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.


Write a 3–4 page paper that answers the following:

  • Discuss the keys to effectively managing leadership development at each of the following levels:
    • First-line supervisor.
    • Middle manager.
    • Senior manager.
    • President or CEO.
  • Compare and contrast strategic leadership and operational leadership, explaining which type of leadership is essential for the long-range survival and growth of an entrepreneurial organization and why.
  • Discuss the most common style of leadership used by effective leaders of larger companies (Stage III and beyond) and explain why this style of leadership is used.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Assess leadership development strategies and leadership styles respective to the growth of an organization.