Paper 3, Term Project: Leadership Analysis: The Nature of Leadership( conceptual paper, 6-10 pages)
This is a seminal project for this course; it should comprise all of the ideas that you have learned. This task is an individual undertaking.
The conceptual paper demonstrates a student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, generalize and apply a significant and relevant body of leadership literature to an area of interest. A conceptual paper demonstrates a critical and reflective approach to learning that discusses ideas drawn for the textbook and other reading assignments throughout the semester. The student is encouraged to go outside the immediate literature to discuss ideas relevant to what you have learned, relate them to each other, make generalizations, and apply them.
The final product will show the student’s understanding of what is significant in leadership theories, concepts, and/or themes as they relate to the student’s area of interest. Organizational, historical, cultural and other contexts are allowed, and their relevance for leading social system change with a particular focus.
In most cases, the essay displays the student’s broad and firm foundation of leadership.
This assignment will be evaluated along the following criteria that your work will demonstrate:
You are to present your capstone project to the class through a well-developed and succinct presentation (15 min: 10 min presentation, 5 min for questions and answers).
All written work must be of high quality (a clear and organized presentation of ideas, models, and research findings, free of grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and typographical errors) typed or word processed with black ink on white paper, 12 pt. font, page numbers, clear paragraph designations, with at least 1”margins (sides, bottom, top), on 8 ½ x 11”, double-spaced, and stapled. References and citations must be written according to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.