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Note: This assignment is for students in the following specializations: Business Psychology; Educational Leadership; Health and Wellness Psychology; Organizational Diversity; Organizational Leadership; Executive Coaching; Organizational Coaching; International Leadership; Mental Health Administration; Non-Profit Management; Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Evaluation, Research and Measurement
Evaluate the leadership dynamics of the organization described in the case study for this assignment. You will find the case studies for this assignment in the online classroom. Access the case study for your specialization in the Case Library for Module 2. You will use either the Spring Valley Mental Health Center or the Capital Veterinarian Clinic case study, depending on your specialization.
Read the case study for your specialization. Then, in a paper of at least 5 pages (excluding title, and reference pages), address all of the following:
1. Describe the leadership dynamics evident in the organization described in the case study. What are some of the reasons for the current leadership dynamics?
2. Referencing an established model of leadership (make sure to identify this model), assess what you know about the strengths and potential shortcomings of the leaders identified in the case study. How would you go about gathering additional information about each member of the team? Discuss specific methodologies and tools you would use to expand your understanding of each team member’s leadership characteristics.
3. Describe the critical leadership competencies of excellent leaders. What makes these factors important for effective organizational leadership?
4. Outline specific recommendations for enhancing the leadership strengths and capabilities of the organization in the case study. Include recommendations for specific individuals, as appropriate.
Note that you do not need to include an abstract for this paper. Support your analysis and recommendations with references to at least three scholarly sources (academic journal articles) in addition to any required course readings.
Paper includes a comprehensive analysis of the policy issues relevant to the assignment.
Paper demonstrates academic mastery of the assigned topic appropriate to a doctoral level student.
Paper addresses each of the analytical points enumerated in the assignment, making a strong case for the conclusions drawn.
Paper includes a reasonable, rationale, and defensible set of recommendations relevant to the assignment topic.
Writing and Organization Criteria
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc., and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
Note: This assignment is for students in the following specializations: Business Psychology; Educational Leadership; Health and Wellness Psychology; Organizational Diversity; Organizational Leadership; Executive Coaching; Organizational Coaching; International Leadership; Mental Health Administration; Non-Profit Management; Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Evaluation, Research and