The purpose of this assignment is to increase learners’ comprehension of leadership styles and the effect of the styles on organizational environments. Assignment Steps Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction; Notes from team discussion Week 5; Bureau of Labor Statistics. Create a 1,400 word analysis addressing the following: Identify one theory that appeals to you the most from the leadership theories discussed in your team and in the text. Research two local companies: one in which the leadership seems to exemplify this leadership theory, and one that seems to be in direct contrast. Analyze how each leadership style might affect the respective company’s performance and alignment to values. Discuss which leadership style to which you are most aligned. Discuss how you would practice this leadership style in your current work environment. If you are not currently employed, discuss how you would practice this style of leadership in a future job you might like to hold. Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.