Unit 2 Assignment InformationGreetings!Since we don’t have a seminar tonight and I won’t have an opportunity to “discuss” the paper with you, I wanted to provide you with some early guidance, so you will have ample time to ask questions, if needed.Based on feedback from students last term, I have added my personal notes to the standard rubric. In addition, I have created an “assignment guide” – somewhat like a template. Each contain essentially the same information but in different formats.My goal is for each of you to do exceedingly well on these papers! My recommendation is that you get started on the introduction ASAP – this will allow you time to write a great goal to maximize organizational performance through leadership. Next, locate the research and other sources you desire to use and “map” them to the various sections of the paper. The way this is organized, you should be able to write about the various topics independently … or a little each day. Allow time for the research portion to “soak in” and then you will be ready for the analysis followed by your recommendation.Please let me know if you have any questions!RebeccaUnit 2 – Assignment 1: Focus PaperWrite a seven to nine (7–9) page paper (2000–2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, explaining the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance that includes the following: Introduction to specific business and organizational performance goals you desire to achieve through leadership. Discussion of the behaviors, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective leadership. Research on charismatic, transformational, contingency, and situational leadership. Selection of two of the researched leadership theories and analysis of the ability of those leadership styles and approaches to accomplish the goals as stated in the introduction. Be sure to connect the research to the analysis. Based on the analysis, provide a recommendation for the leadership style most appropriate for achieving the business and organizational performance goals identified in the introduction. Connecting the research to the recommendations will make them stronger. Conclusion should summarize the primary points of the paper and bring forward a call to action. The Assignment will be evaluated using the Unit 2 Assignment Grading Rubric. Therefore, please ensure it is written with proper grammar, in APA format (including clear section headings), and includes a minimum of four cited and referenced resources—at least two of which must be peer reviewed (scholarly) journal articles. The overall point distribution for the Assignment will be as follows: 50% (75 points): Content, focus, use of research, and organization 30% (45 points): Analysis and critical thinking 20% (30 points): Writing style, grammar, APA format Submit the Focus Paper to the Unit 2: Assignment 1 Dropbox. This Assignment is due by the end of Unit 2—Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. ET.Specific assignment rubric with Professor Rebecca’s notes for greatest success: Focus Paper: Write a seven to nine (7 – 9) page paper (2000 – 2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, explaining the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performanceAssessment: GB600-1: Explain the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance. Grading CriteriaPoints PossiblePoints Earned & Comments Content, focus, use of research, organization· Response successfully answers the Assignment question(s); thoroughly uses the text and other literature. Includes a strong thesis statement, introduction, and conclusion. The main points of the paper are developed clearly. All arguments are supported well (no errors in logic) using outside sources as assigned.· Sources are primarily academic journals, with thoughtful use web sources. References are applied substantively to the paper topic. Skillfully addresses counter-arguments and does not ignore data contradicting its claim. Refers to sources both in-text and in the reference page.75 points (50%) Introduction to specific business and organizational performance goals you desire to achieve through leadership.Note: Please be specific … think in terms of larger goals, those for the department or the business overall; how can having the right leadership help achieve that?8 Discussion of the behaviors, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective leadership. Note: Important that you address all THREE … 6 points each. Good place to bring in outside, reliable articles. OK to use text as well. Scholarly not required but sometimes helpful.18 Research on the charismatic, transformational, contingency, and situational leadership theories.Note: Important that you address all FOUR … 8 points each! Focus on the organizational effectiveness aspects of each theory. Example – How do they affect behavior or performance? This is the primary “research portion,” be sure to use peer reviewed articles to demonstrate your current research.32 Conclusion should summarize the primary points of the paper and bring forward a call to action. Note: Summarize but really focus on ACTION to move to next level.5 Integration of appropriate outside resources – including in-text citations throughout with a corresponding item on reference list. A minimum of four resources required. At least two resources must be from peer reviewed (scholarly) journals.Note: Please be sure to include in-text citations in all ‘sections’ of the paper. Text is ok as one, but it should not be your primary source of citations. Peer reviewed journal article citations are required for the research section.12 Analysis and critical thinking· Response exhibits strong higher-order critical thinking and analysis (e.g., evaluation). Paper shows original thought.· Analysis includes proper classifications, explanations, comparisons, and inferences.· Critical thinking includes appropriate judgments, conclusions, and assessment based on evaluation and synthesis of information.45 points (30%) Selection of two of the researched leadership theories and analysis of the ability of those leadership styles and approaches to accomplish the goals as stated in the introduction. Be sure to connect the research to the analysis.Note: Think about a FUNNEL approach … you have researched four theories, now, it is required that you select TWO of the four (charismatic, transformational, contingency, and situational leadership theories) to ANALYZE who well they can achieve the goal that was identified in the introduction. Must include citations to be eligible for full points.25 Based on the analysis, provide a recommendation for the leadership style most appropriate for achieving the business and organizational performance goals identified in the introduction. Connecting the research to the recommendations will make them stronger.Note: Continue the FUNNEL approach … you have just analyzed two of the four theories, now, select single the “best” theory that will most likely contribute to achieving the goal from the introduction. Must include citations to be eligible for full points.20 Writing style, grammar, APA format· Appropriate to the Assignment, fresh (interesting to read), accurate, (no far-fetched, unsupported comments), precise (say what you mean), and concise (not wordy).· Grammatical skills are strong with typically less than one error per page. Project is free of serious errors; grammar, punctuation, and spelling help to clarify the meaning by following accepted conventions.· Project is in 12-point font. Narrative sections are double-spaced. Correct use of APA for citations and references. Title page present and accurate.30 points (20%) Writing style10 Grammar and mechanics – including section headings:IntroductionContentAnalysisRecommendationsConclusionReferencesNote: Please see sample organization below AND the Assignment Guide10 Formatting and use of APA10 Total150 pointsSample Section Headings/Organization:IntroductionNecessities for Effective LeadershipLeadership TheoriesCharismaticTransformationalContingencySituationalAnalysis of Two Leadership Theories for Organizational PerformanceRecommendationConclusionPlease use the template that I have attach .
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