Using a leader you have had at some point in time in your career, describe her/him by applying the leadership theories
presented in the previous two modules. DO NOT use a relative or some leader with whom you have NOT had any direct
contact. For example — do not use Obama, Bush, Clinton (unless you actually have been in their inner circle and can
speak from f2f experience, and do not use your father or any other relative.) If you have any doubts about your
selection check with me please.
Use examples of the leader’s behavior to identify what theories or parts of theories your leader used. Check Daft for
clarification of these items
? How did your leader manage diversity? Use specific examples of your leader’s behavior
? Was your leader ethical? Give an example of an ethical act by your leader
? Was your leader concerned about the impact the organization had on the consumer?
? What do you believe were your leader’s values — provide examples of the leader’s behavior to support the
? At what stage in the organizations “lifecycle” was your organization, and did your leader manage
appropriately for the stage of the organization? Daft Ch – 9
? What was the culture in your organization and what did your leader do to enhance the culture — or did your
leader tend to destroy the culture? see Daft p 398-403 –Ch – 10
Examples of your leader’s behavior would help in answering most of the above questions.?Then:
? What aspects of this leader did you admire and why?
? What aspects did you dislike and why?
? Give some examples of the leader’s behavior to illustrate your points.
Keep the paper to about 4-5 double spaced pages. Use New Times Roman and a 12 font. Use at least three outside
sources. It is expected you will include at least three outside references in addition to any text references you may use.
Please make sure that if you must refer to yourself that you do so in third person except when you say – “my leader”.
Please double space and use New Times Roman 12 font. Your paper must be turned in to Turnitin before you submit to
the class. Do not forget to submit to the writing coach.?If your Turnitin similarity score is above a 25% figure out what
parts of the paper are too much like some other source or what part of the paper have you not cited adequately and fix
it before you submit it to me. Anything above 25% is a RED FLAG screaming the possibility of plagiarism. You may
submit your assignments to Turnitin as often as you want up to the due deadline. (10% of final grade). However, be
aware, after the first submission to Turnitin it takes several days to get the results. Your paper must be turned in to
Turnitin before you submit to the class.
? It is much more challenging to write a good short paper. You need to address the required information clearly
and completely without superfluous information cluttering the content. BE SUCCINCT AND TO THE POINT
? Make sure your grammar is correct. This will play an important part in the grading of your paper.
? Make sure you search for the right APA format for your references. Again, this will have a direct impact on
your overall grade.
? Make sure that you address the criteria listed above. Even if your paper is excellent BUT it does not address
the criteria it will have a direct negative effect on your grade.
? Use the required file name for your document when you upload to your folder