ALEX Lesson Plan


Which Style Will You Choose?

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Author:Deborah Smith
System: Jefferson County
School: Oak Grove High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 24808


Which Style Will You Choose?


Students will create a brochure on management leadership styles and determine which style(s) of leadership they feel they would use if they become managers. Students will demonstrate efficient Internet searching skills to collect information for brochure. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
BMA (9-12) Management Principles
4. Explain how management leadership styles and methods influence individuals and groups to cooperatively achieve organizational goals.

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will learn the six management leadership styles and methods used to influence individuals and groups to cooperatively achieve organizational goals. Students will prepare a tri-fold brochure using Publisher software (or a compatible software), inserting pictures/graphics where applicable.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will analyze the six leadership styles and determine which characteristics and traits they possess and discuss which leadership style(s) are more prevalent today where they are employed. Students will choose which leadership style they feel they will use if they become managers.

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Brochure paper, handout

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access Printer (preferably a color printer) Microsoft Publisher (or any other compatible software).


Students should have knowledge of preparing brochures and using Internet search engines.

1.) To introduce lesson, have students discuss what leadership roles they have had while in school (i.e. club president, captain of sports team, etc.) Ask students what methods they used to influence students to be cooperative in order to achieve a goal?

2.)Students will read, compare and contrast Stephen Covey and Dale Carnegie’s course overviews on leadership.
(The Leadership Modular Series)
Each website discusses content of books on leadership styles.

3.)Students will research and discuss the six leadership styles; (coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting, and coaching) You may print copies of attachment and give to sudents or have students search online for leadership styles.
(Leadership Styles That Get Results)
Online newsletter that discuss management leadership styles.

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Assessment Strategies

A presentation Rubric can be used to assess student’s brochures.


Invite an FBLA president or any school organization's president to speak to class on their leadership role.


Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.