During this course, you will have the opportunity to select a leader to analyze in terms of each addressed topic. In order to do so, you will need to identify a leader for which there is substantial information about his or her leadership style, traits and behaviors in order for you to conduct a review and analysis of his or her leadership competencies.
On Units 3, 6, 9, and 13 you will be asked to respond to various questions about your particular leader and draw correlations between your leader and what you have learned. For this week’s paper (Leader Analysis Paper #1) you will focus on how your leader did (or did not) display aspects of Fundamentals of Leadership (Unit 1), Effective Thinking (Unit 2), and Emotional Intelligence (Unit 3). You will need to cite your conclusions with references from the week’s reading material.
Your choice of leader will need to be approved by the instructor. If, at any point, you find that you do not have enough material to continue your evaluation of this particular leader, you may change to a different leader but only with the approval of your instructor.
For Leader Analysis Paper #1, please submit a 5 page (minimum) double-spaced paper that details the following:
1. Who is your leader and what leadership role/s has this person had?
2. What is your interest in this leader? Why do you want to choose this person?
3. What preliminary comprehensive sources have you found to support your weekly research? In other words, do you have sufficient materials and references to continue to assess and analyze this person and his/her leadership style, traits and behaviors throughout this course?
4. Citations and references to this Units 1, 2, and 3 reading materials that support your choice. Specifically, how did your leader display (or not display) aspects of Fundamentals of Leadership (Unit 1), Effective Thinking (Unit 2), and Emotional Intelligence (Unit 3).
NOTE: About 80% of your paper content should address #4 and coverage of the Unit material and analysis of you Leader’s leadership. 20% of your paper should cover #1-3.