Overview Need to analyse an individual to critically assess their leadership. This assignment has been designed as an opportunity for you to use the leadership theories and concepts discussed throughout the semester by applying them to an actual leader while also developing your critical thinking, research and written communication skills. primary reference should be a recent autobiography (preferred) or critical biography that provides a thorough account of the leader’s early years, developmental experiences, critical life events, personal characteristics, behaviours/style, leadership contexts, important relationships and other factors that provide a rich account of the leader’s developmental journey. It is important to stress that this is not a book report – this is a leadership analysis. It is rare to find a single book that can provide a comprehensive discussion of the life and times of a leader to enable a thoughtful and complete analysis of his or her leadership. Nevertheless, such books typically offer but one opinion and a good analysis should consider multiple perspectives so that you can form your own conclusions. For these reasons, you should also plan on identifying and using several secondary resources to supplement your primary book. These can take a variety of forms, including interviews or profiles in newspapers, journals, or video. All of your sources should be listed in your references and direct and indirect citations should be used as appropriate. Writing Your Paper Just like other essays, an analytical essay follows the basic structure of introduction, body and conclusion. However, the purpose of this particular style of essay is to provide a systematic and logical analysis and interpretation of the leadership of the individual you have selected using your knowledge of leadership developed in this course. A more detailed guide for writing your essay is described below.
FORMATTING. Your paper should be approximately eight to ten pages in length. The paper should be typed (Times 12 point font), double-spaced, with 1” margins (2.54 cm) on all four sides and page numbers on each page. You should use short, descriptive headers and sub-headers to help organise your paper (see APA style guide). All paragraphs should start with the first line indented and no additional space between paragraphs. You should include a cover page with the name and picture(s) of the individual you are analysing and your full name. Finally, be sure to list all references you used in APA format at the end of your paper.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||07/10/2014 10:00 pm