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leadership practice concepts learned throughout your degree program to a real-world situation
This paper will be an application of the leadership practice concepts learned throughout your degree program to a real-world situation. In an eight- to ten-page paper, discuss one significant organizational challenge within your organization or an organization you have researched. How did the leadership of the organization address the challenge? Could it have been done more effectively? How would you recommend future leaders strategically plan to avoid encountering a similar challenge within their own organizations? Provide suggestions for overcoming the challenge based on your own research and concepts presented in your degree program and grounded in leadership theory. Some challenges to consider would be (but are not limited to): an ethical challenge, a challenge occurring because of changes in the economy, a globalization challenge, or a challenge of organizational culture. Please request instructor approval of the challenge you would like to use as your focus before beginning your paper.
The Final Paper should, at minimum, include:
A description of the organization and its primary stakeholders. Include the vision and mission statement if they are available to the public, and the code of ethics if the company has one (if it is long, an excerpt or description is an acceptable alternative).
A detailed analysis of one challenge facing the leadership of the organization.
A strategy for overcoming the challenge based on outside research, the textbook, and concepts discussed during your degree studies.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in your approved style guide.
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use at least four scholarly sources to support your analysis and recommendations.
Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a reference list that is completed according to APA style, as outlined in your approved style guide.
Provides a Description of the Organization
Distinguished - Provides a thorough description of the organization, including its primary stakeholders, vision and mission statements, and code of ethics. Each publicly available component is clearly described and fully supported by research.
Analyzes One Significant Challenge Facing the Organization’s Leadership
Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively analyzes one challenge facing the leadership of the organization, addressing in detail why this challenge is significant and how this challenge has been handled previously.
Recommends Strategy for Overcoming the Challenge
Distinguished - Clearly recommends a strategy for overcoming the challenge. The rationale for this strategy is appropriate, research based, and grounded in leadership theory.
Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion
Distinguished - Paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.
Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.
Integrative Learning: Transfer
Distinguished - Adapts and employs, independently, skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations. Solves difficult problems or explores complex issues in original ways.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Distinguished - The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
This paper will be an application of the leadership practice concepts learned throughout your degree program to a real-world situation. In an eight- to ten-page paper, discuss one significant organizational challenge within your organization or an organization you have researched.