Week 6 Final Paper Research

In preparation for your research, select an individual currently in a leadership position. The person must be responsible in some capacity for other employees, and the person must be an individual that can be researched. 

Overview 
In your overview of the leader, include: 

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• The leader’s name and title. 
• His or her specific role or position and responsibilities. 
• The name, industry, and description of the organization, including the culture of the organization. 
• The length of time the leader has been in his or her current position. 
• A brief history of the leader’s background and career path to his or her present day leadership position. 

Analysis

Your analysis should: 
• Describe, assess, and analyze the person’s leadership style. Be sure to provide specific examples. 
• Identify and describe three significant challenges they faced as a leader. 
• Identify and describe their greatest achievement, to date, as a leader. 
• Apply and correctly cite a minimum of three leadership concepts from the course to this leader’s roles and responsibilities within the organization, their relationships with others, etc. 
• Use these concepts to help describe the person’s leadership style and assess what makes it effective or ineffective. 
• Reflect on what you learned about leadership from your research. 
• Reflect on the implications for your personal leadership style. 

Writing the Final Paper: 
The Final Paper:
 
• Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. 
• Must include a title page with the following: 
o Title of paper 
o Student’s name o Course name and number 
o Instructor’s name o Date submitted 
• Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 

Required Resources 

Text

Warrick, D.D. (2016). Leadership: A high impact approach [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/ 

Article 

Hourston, R. (2013, April 24). 7 steps to a truly effective leadership style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Forbes. Retrieved from  http://www.forbes.com/sites/womensmedia/2013/04/24/7-steps-to-a-truly-effective-leadership-style/ 

Snaiderbaur, S. (2012). Symphonic leadership: A model for the global business environment. The ISM Journal of International Business, 1(4), 17-1H,2H,3H,4H,5H,6H,7H,8H,9H,10H,11H,12H,13H,14H,15H,16H,17H. Retrieved from the ProQuest database 

Multimedia 

TED (Producer). (2010). TedTalks: Sheryl Sandberg- Why we have too few women leaders (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database. 

Grading Rubric: 

• Distinguished – Paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion 

• Distinguished – Provides a comprehensive overview of the leader, thoroughly addressing each component listed in the assignment instructions 

• Distinguished – Thoroughly describes, assesses, and analyzes the leader’s style using specific examples. 

• Distinguished – Accurately identifies and comprehensively describes three significant challenges the leader faced. Effectively incorporates many relevant examples. 

• Distinguished – Accurately identifies and thoroughly describes the leader’s greatest achievement. Effectively incorporates many relevant examples. 

• Distinguished – Accurately applies three leadership concepts. Effectively incorporates many relevant examples and integrates material from the text and other sources 

• Distinguished – Comprehensively describes the leader’s style and assesses the effectiveness of it using the course concepts. 

• Distinguished – Thoroughly reflects on what was learned about leadership and the implication for personal leadership style. 

• Distinguished – Employs persuasive and applicable information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

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