Personal Program of Managerial Leadership Development Paper
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 10 of The Leadership Experience.
The Final Paper is designed to demonstrate your understanding of the course. Using a minimum of five scholarly sources, write a six- to eight-page APA-formatted paper in a narrative format. Formulate a personal program of managerial leadership development that is based on the information presented in the course text.
In the paper:
Designate general categories or groups of leadership theories.
These include: Traits Theories, Contingency Theories, Relational Theories, and others listed in the course text.
Select one specific category of theories from the course text.
Defend why the selected category of leadership theories is most relevant to organizational leadership.
Discuss the leadership style you will adhere to and the specific reasons for selecting this style.
Examine how your leadership skills will influence your ability to motivate followers in an organization.
Identify an area of weakness in your personal leadership.
Explain how you will develop this area of weakness into a strength.
Evaluate the factors that influence organizational culture, such as organizational structure, size, policies and procedures, staff, and office politics.
Evaluate your leadership style based on the factors you chose above.
The Final Paper
Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013.
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice site.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions . as well as Writing a Thesis Statement , refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.
Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources . table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types.
Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List, resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.