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Learning Resources

Required Readings

Northouse, P. G. (2021). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.
Chapter 6, “Engaging Strengths” (pp. 127-158)
Chapter 3, “Understanding Leadership and Styles” (pp. 57–77)
Chapter 4, “Attending to Tasks and Relationships” (pp. 79-99)

Required Media

Kayal, R. (Producer). (2010). Raymond Kayal, Ph.D. in management [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.
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Optional Resources

Walden University. (2014). Master of Social Work home page. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Visit the Master of Social Work interactive home page to explore resources available to students in the program.

Discussion 1: Organizational Culture and Client Treatment

After reading the assigned resources about leadership types and skills, as well as information about attending to tasks and relationships, you may be starting to develop ideas about how an administrator’s leadership style and philosophy can either facilitate or limit social change efforts. The way in which social work administrators interact with diverse stakeholders such as clients, staff, board members, and community members, contributes to a model of service delivery that emphasizes quality and effectiveness.

By Day 3

Post how a social work administrator’s personal leadership philosophy and style may influence a human services organization’s culture. Also, explain how the organization’s culture might influence a social work administrator’s personal leadership style. Finally, explain how interactions with stakeholders may ultimately impact the organization’s treatment of clients. Be sure to provide specific examples in your explanations.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.