Application papers: “Leadership moment” case papers

Application papers: “Leadership moment” case papers

Application papers: “Leadership moment” case papers

DO NOT USE CASES SUPPLIED IN OUR TEXTBOOKS!

Students will read the weekly assigned chapters in the assigned textbooks and

choose an example of a leadership theory or concept in action to illustrate/relate

to the concept (cite the textbook you use as foundational material copiously

throughout the paper, literally in almost every sentence except the part where

you are “setting the stage”). Choose your real case scenarios from current news,

scholarly or business articles, or from personal experience. The purpose of this

assignment is to integrate the theory and concepts with “real world” examples.

These papers will be shared in class so that others may learn and benefit from

this integration. Each paper should be at least page and half double-spaced pages of

content (or about 7-10 paragraphs) and written in APA format using the APA

referencing methodology. For this assignment only: no cover page; no page

break for References, no abstract, TOC, etc. please.

Hint: in American writing, a paragraph has a unifying main idea and starts

with a topic sentence–which sums up the entire paragraph–and takes

about 3-8 sentences, or approximately 100 words.

More Hints: Pease do not submit your first draft (also known as

“brainstorm”). Carefully edit and proofread your draft for professional

(but not legalese!) tone, organization, spelling, punctuation, and grammar

before posting it for academic and business audiences. Please refrain

from writing in the second person (“you” and “your”), from using jargon,

from padding your papers with repetition, redundancies, clichés, fluff,

and from using the following expressions: “nowadays”, “in this day and

age,” “in the book it says,” “in conclusion,” “I truly believe,” ”According

to the author, he/she states” – to name just a few.

You will be submitting all papers through Turnitin FIRST and getting your

individual reports within a couple of minutes.

Recommended Outline for application papers:

DO NOT WRITE ANY INTRODUCTION: START YOUR PAPER WITH YOUR

STORY: What happened? Where? When? DO NOT RETELL OR

SUMMARIZE THE CHAPTER IN NORTHOUSE – I WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO

REGURGITATE WHAT YOU HAVE READ IN THE BOOK!

Case Summary: A brief restatement of the case in summary form: What

happened? When? Where? – No longer than 200 words (This could also be a

summary of an article from a business publication: you are welcome to use an

article, a TV show, or a movie –if you cannot think of any real-case situation).

Discussion: (Why did it happen? What is right? What is wrong?) The

major issue(s) to be addressed in your paper. This can be a statement of the

major problem(s) and or opportunities presented in the case.

Your paper should use the relevant terminology identified in the text (Northouse)

to show your understanding of the terms and their applications. If you quote the

text for any referencing to support your discussion, you must use quotation marks

and cite the page and author (in our text case, Northouse, 2016) in each citation.

If you cite other sources, you must reference them as well. Use APA, not MLA!

Recommendations and Conclusions: (How could it have been different?) This

is the opportunity you have to state what you believe is the best set of actions or

steps to be taken to correct the problem or achieve a major opportunity to

improvement indicated by the case such as defining the following:

✓ Where you believe the company should go from the current (last known)

situation defined for the case and why

✓ What steps or process should be taken by management to remedy a

clearly defined problem, how and why

✓ Who (by title and or function) in the company needs to take responsibility

to

✓ change a bad situation to an improved situation

✓ What exactly needs to change, when should it change, how should it be

changed

✓ and why

On average, is around 2 pages long and has 4 direct and indirect

quotes from the textbook used.

Chapter 1-5

Textbook: Northouse, P.G. (2016). Leadership theory and practice, (7 ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

You can find the book online it has a black cover

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Each student selects an article, reads it, and delivers an initial commentary

This is the article to write 175 words about it

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-is-employee-motivation-1918108?utm_term=employee+motivation+ideas&utm_content=p1-main-1-title&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=gemini_s&utm_campaign=adid-e456210d-caba-47b3-9a14-7246217cfa1e-0-ab_tsb_ocode-28738&ad=semD&an=gemini_s&am=broad&q=employee+motivation+ideas&o=28738&qsrc=999&l=sem&askid=e456210d-caba-47b3-9a14-7246217cfa1e-0-ab_tsb


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