Formatting directions are listed at the end of the assignment. I want to emphasize, that I want the body of the paper broken up into sections. I want you to use section headings. I recommend you title the sections based on the six sections of the assignment.
Write the paper in third person. Yes, it asks for your opinion. However, business papers and formal assignments are always written in third person. I know this is challenging. With practice, writing in third person becomes second nature.
Support your ideas with literature. Do research in the library. Avoid web based research. I want scholarly sources used.
Make sure you review the rubric. I will be following the rubric while I grade your paper. If you address all the points of the rubric, you will do fine.
The assignment is listed below.
Focus of the Final Paper
For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:
Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.
Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?
Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).
Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.
Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.
If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?