Leadership Skills Introduction assignment help



Assignment 1

Assignment Purpose:

In the first four weeks of this class the students have

examined the difference between leadership in the 20 th  and

21 st  century. They have examined the need for leaders to

develop leadership styles and presence as a way to help

build followers.  Also, the need to build trust for relationship

building in the organization was examined. Globalization

movement in the industry was the final discussion topic

which examines the unique leadership challenges in the

21 st  century.

For this assignment, students will research several business

leaders to discover their views on leadership skills needed

for the 21 st  century. The purpose of this assignment is to

have the students demonstrate their understanding of the

challenges and skills needed for the 21 st  century leader.

Assignment Instructions:

Step 1:  Review the assignment instructions carefully.

Step 2:  Review the grading rubric for the assignment


Step 3: Choose a large, medium and small size companies to

examine. Pick leaders from each company.  Submit your

choices of leaders for approval by the Professor in the

discussion area – Week 2. 

Step 4:  In completing the paper, research prominent

business leaders and their views on the leadership skills

needed for the 21 st century.  Respond to the following items:

 Select at least one large corporation (fortune 500 company)

leader, one medium-sized (other public companies), and

one small business (any company with one million dollar

revenue) leader and compare and contrast their


 In separate paragraphs, describe each leader view on

21 st  century leadership using primary source video or

written interviews on their opinions of 21 st  century

leadership (Refrain from providing a biography or a

discussion of the businesses they lead).

 Evaluate the remarks of the leaders with respect to

leadership styles, skills, and business landscape of the


Compare each leader’s views and contrast them with the

reading for weeks 1-4.

NOTE:  In the case of personal interviews with business

leaders, the questions must be cleared with the professor

ahead of time and added to the paper as appendices.

Step 5:  Write down or highlight key facts from the

interviews.  Consider making an outline to capture key points

in the paper. 

Step 6: Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document

that is double-spaced, 12-point font.  The final product will be

between 4-5 pages in length excluding the title page and the

reference page.

Step 7:  Follow this format:

 Title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s


 Introduction paragraph (must induce a description of the

leaders chose). The introductory paragraph is the first

paragraph of the paper but is typically written after writing

the body of the paper.  View this website to learn how to

write an introductory

paragraph:  http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/int


 Body part addressing the items from step # 4.

 Summary paragraph. A summary paragraph restates the

main idea(s) of the paper.  Make sure to leave a reader with

a sense that the paper is complete.  The summary

paragraph is the last paragraph of the paper.

Step 8:  In writing a formal paper it should be done in the

third person.  What this means is that there are no words

such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first-person writing), nor is

there use of “you or your” (the second person writing).  If

uncertain how to write in the third person, view this

link:  http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person

Step 9:  In writing this assignment, students are asked to

support the reasoning using in-text citations and a reference

list.  A reference within a reference list cannot exist without

an associated in-text citation and vice versa.  View the

sample APA paper under Week 1 content.

Step 10:  In writing this assignment, students are expected to

paraphrase and not use direct quotes.  Learn to paraphrase

by reviewing this

link:  https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.ht


Step 11:  Using the grading rubric as a comparison, read

through the paper to ensure all required elements are


Step 12: Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical

issues and third-person writing. 

 Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a first


Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof

the paper;

 Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing

Center (EWC).  The EWC will provide 4-6 areas that may

need improvement.

Selected leaders

Large - Ursula M. Burns - Xerox

Medium - Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Small - Dame Anna Wintour - Vogue

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