Journal Article Critique
Anderson, HJ, Baur, JE, Griffith, JA & Buckley, MR (2017). ‘What works for you may not work for (Gen)Me: Limitations of present leadership theories for the new generation’Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader, The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 28, no.1, pp. 245-260.
Millennials are painted as the ‘selfie’ generation, a generation who cares more about sharing pictures of themselves than about the contributions they make at work (Anderson et al. 2017). The authors in the journal article argue that millennial employees considerably differ from prior generations in work attitudes, personality and values. Given these generational changes in the workforce, the authors in the article explore how the changes force the need for the reconsideration of five of the most frequently used leadership theories to influence employees at workplace.
Journal Article Critique Task
Address the following points against the backdrop of the journal article as per the structure noted below. Support your critical analysis of the journal article using relevant literature and examples from your work experience.
I. Introduction (150 words)
II. Critical Analysis (1500 words)
The authors argue that organisational leaders should lead the present-day millennial employees, by necessity, differently. How reasonable are the authors in suggesting that the time has come to revisit the leadership theories that were developed before most of today’s employees entered the workforce or were even born?
How are the authors’ arguments justified in claiming that the five leadership theories fail to adequately prepare managers to influence today’s millennial employees?
What can be recommended to improve the relevance of each of those leadership theories to lead the millennial workforce effectively? Journal Article Critique
III. Conclusion (150 words)
The required word length for thisi s 1800 words (plus or minus 10%).
Acknowledge the sources of facts appropriately. Use a minimum of five references from credible sources. Adopt the author-date style of referencing.
All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry related journals, magazines, company documents and recent academic articles. Journal Article Critique