In today’s increasingly complex workforce, leaders must create environments in which positive things happen and inspire others to contribute at their highest levels. Leaders not only serve as change agents who guide, transform, and bring out the best in their employees to achieve extraordinary results, they also understand the importance of self-reflection and challenging their own assumptions. Through this assignment, you will develop a greater awareness of why organizations change, and the roles leaders and managers perform within the process, confidently identify leadership blind spots and opportunities for further development, and challenge leadership biases and develop insight into new leadership skills. Using the references provided, and others you may find, you will write a 1,000-word essay about leadership in modern organizations. Further details can be found on Brightspace under the assignment tab. Additional guidance Your submission should discuss the following (this list is not comprehensive): • a summary of the leadership philosophy, style, and accomplishments of the leader of an organization from the UCB textbook, or a similar resource — for example: • Ron Foxcroft, Founder/CEO, Fox 40 International (UCB, pp 2-3; 394-95) • Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo (UCB, pp 102-3) • Kevin Plank, Founder, Under Armour (UCB, pp 286-87) • Denise Morrison, CEO, Campbell Soup Company (UCB, pp 318-19) • Shahid Khan, Owner, Flex-n-Gate (UCB, pp 354-55) • the way in which the individual above developed as a leader, and how that individual develops leaders; and • what lessons from the leadership journey of the individual above can you apply to your future? You may want to do further research on the individual chosen above using other sources. In discussing leadership philosophies and styles, you may refer to the presentations from class and the following from resources referenced in class: Day, DV, Fleenor, JW, Atwater, LE, Sturm, RE & McKee, RA. 2014. Advances in leader and leadership development: A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25: 63-82. Sinek, S. 2017. Leaders Eat Last. Penguin Random House: New York, NY.