GM503 Leadership Theory and Practice II Unit 2 Assignment Interview with a Leader


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In your Northouse Reading for this week, you are introduced to the theories of transformational and authentic leadership. Kouzes and Posner complement these theories by introducing you to the last of the five exemplary leadership practices, enable others to act, specifically fostering collaboration. While examples from your text provide good foundational knowledge, learning from a leader you are familiar with will show you how these concepts can be applied in situations you can relate to more closely.

In this 4–5-page APA-compliant paper, you will:

1. Provide an overview of the concepts and practices in your readings and identify the relationship between them.

2. Identify a leader who has been successful in creating organizational growth and change using the concepts and practices you have read about. This leader can be one from a current job, a volunteer group or other activity you are engaged in, a classmate, or a family member.

3. Discuss why you selected this person and describe the leadership accomplishment that has supported your selection choice.

4. Interview this leader using the questions below:

a. What has been your leadership training and educational background?

b. How did you learn to be a leader? c. What were the circumstances that caused you to have to demonstrate leadership?

d. How did you engage others in the leadership effort you were engaged in? e. Did you encounter obstacles? How did you overcome them? f. If you look back at this experience, what actions did you find particularly successful? g. If you look back at this experience, what one thing might you have done differently to improve the results of your work?

5. Describe how you are going to implement the results of your interview other leadership growth plans.

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Compose your Assignment in a Word document and save it as Username-GM503 Assignment-Unit#.doc (example: TAllen-GM503 Assignment-Unit2.doc). Submit your file to the Dropbox for this unit. Select the Unit 2: Assignment link in the Dropbox.

References

 

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

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2012). The leadership challenge (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Wiley.

 

Content (50 points)

1. Provide an overview of the concepts and practices in your Reading and identify the relationship between them.

2. Identify a leader who has been successful in creating organizational growth and change using the concepts and practices you have read about. This leader can be one from a current job, a volunteer group, or other activity you are engaged in, a classmate, or a family member.

1. Discuss why you selected this person and describe the leadership accomplishment that has supported your selection choice.

2. Interview this leader using the questions below:

a. What has been your leadership training and educational background?

b. How did you learn to be a leader?

c. What were the circumstances that caused you to have to demonstrate leadership?

d. How did you engage others in the leadership effort you were engaged in? e. Did you encounter obstacles? How did you overcome them?

f. If you to look back at this experience what actions did you find particularly successful?

g. If you to look back at this experience, what one thing might you have done differently to improve the results of your work?

3. Describe how you are going to implement the results of your interview into your leadership practices.

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Analysis (30 points)

Work demonstrates synthesis of concepts, research, and experience.

Work demonstrates the student’s ability to tie relevant information to real-life applications.

Work demonstrates recognition of questions and problems. These are expressed precisely using relevant information and abstract ideas to support well-reasoned conclusions that can be tested against relevant criteria.

Correct use of APA 6th edition format; all sources used to support the paper are referenced.

Sentences are clear, concise, and direct; tone is appropriate; and spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. 15

Total 100

Answer

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