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Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization.

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To complete this assignment, go to this week’s Final Paper link in the left navigation:

Focus of the Final Paper

For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:

1.Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.

2.Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?

3.Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).

4.Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.

5.Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.

6.If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

1.Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

2.Must include a title page with the following: ◦Title of paper

◦Student’s name Nekeisha Shosan

◦Course name and number MGT 380

◦Instructor’s name Professor Carol Jone

◦Date submitted

3.Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

4.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

5.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

6.Must use at least three scholarly sources (other than the text), including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.

7.Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

8.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

GRADING RUBERIC BELOW

Description:

Total Possible Score: 30.00

Applies and Explains One Leadership Theory

Total: 3.50

Distinguished – Expertly applies one of the leadership theories by fully explaining how the theory works and includes at least one detailed, relevant example. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the theory.

Proficient – Accurately applies one of the leadership theories by providing a sufficient explanation of how the theory works and includes a relevant example. Demonstrates a sufficient understanding of the theory.

Basic – Applies one of the leadership theories by providing a rudimentary explanation of how the theory works and includes an example that may not be completely relevant. Demonstrates a rudimentary understanding of the theory.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain one of the leadership theories. Explanation may be lacking in substance, contain a completely irrelevant example, or contain no example at all. Demonstrates a lack of understanding of the theory.

Non-Performance – The paper is either nonexistent or fails to apply one of the leadership theories, explain how the theory works and provide an example.

Power and Influence of Leader

Total: 4.50

Distinguished – Provides a fully developed and expertly crafted analysis of the power and influence the leader has on followers. Includes the reaction from followers and the possibility of alternatives. Expertly applies the concepts of leadership from the text.

Proficient – Provides a sufficiently developed analysis of the power and influence the leader has on followers. Includes the reaction from followers and the possibility of alternatives. Sufficiently applies the concepts of leadership from the text.

Basic – Provides an analysis of the power and influence the leader has on followers. Analysis includes the reaction from followers and the possibility of alternatives, but is not fully developed. Shows a rudimentary application of the concepts of leadership from the text.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide an analysis of the power and influence the leader has on followers. Analysis is underdeveloped, does not include the reaction of followers, and/or the possibility of alternatives. Shows little application of the concepts of leadership from the text.

Non-Performance – The paper is either nonexistent or fails to provide an analysis of the power and influence the leader has on followers.

Evaluate Transformational and Transactional Leadership

Total: 4.50
Distinguished – Thoroughly evaluates the role and effectiveness of transactional and transformational leadership, providing detailed and specific examples. Answer displays an expert understanding of both transactional and transformational leadership.
Proficient – Evaluates the role and effectiveness of transactional and transformational leadership, providing relevant examples. Some relevant details are missing. Answer displays a sufficient understanding of both transactional and transformational leadership.

Basic – Evaluates the role and effectiveness transactional and transformational leadership using general examples. Many relevant details are missing. Answer displays a rudimentary understanding of both transactional and transformational leadership.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide an evaluation of the role and effectiveness of transactional and transformational leadership. Uses vague or inapplicable examples.

Non-Performance – The paper is either nonexistent or fails to evaluate the role of transformational and transactional leadership.

Assess the Traits of an Effective Team Leader

Total: 4.50

Distinguished – Expertly assesses the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader by providing relevant and specific examples. Applies specific concepts covered in the text.

Proficient – Assesses the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader by providing relevant, but general, examples. Applies concepts covered in the text, but details are missing.

Basic – Assesses the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader by providing examples that may not be completely relevant. Applies general concepts covered in the text, but their applicability is not entirely clear.
Below Expectations – Attempts to assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader. Does not include any examples or includes irrelevant examples. Does not apply concepts covered in the text

Non-Performance – The paper is either nonexistent or fails to assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader.

Explains How the Leadership Supports Organization
Total: 4.50

Distinguished – Thoroughly and logically explains how the leadership supports the vision, mission, and strategy in the organization. Expertly applies the concepts outlined in the text, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the concepts.

Proficient – Sufficiently explains how the leadership supports the vision, mission, and strategy in the organization. Some relevant details are missing. Applies some concepts outlined in the text, demonstrating an understanding of the concepts.

Basic – Explains how the leadership supports the vision, mission, and strategy in the organization. Many relevant details are missing. Applies few concepts outlined in the text, demonstrating a rudimentary understanding of the concepts.

Below Expectations – Attempts to describe how the leadership supports the vision, mission, and strategy in the organization, but fails to show an understanding of the concepts from the text.

Non-Performance – The paper is either nonexistent or fails explain how the leadership supports vision, mission and strategy in the organization.

Changes to be Made in Organization

Total: 4.50

Distinguished – Provides at least two entirely logical and feasible examples of potential changes to the organization and fully explains the rationale behind these changes.

Proficient – Provides at least one sufficiently logical and feasible example of a potential change to the organization and explains the rationale behind it.

Basic – Provides at least one example of a potential change to the organization and briefly explains the rationale behind it. Example may not be completely applicable.

Below Expectations – Provides at least one example of a potential change to the organization, but fails to explain the rationale behind it.

Non-Performance – The paper is either nonexistent or fails to provide an example of a potential change to the organization.

Creative Thinking: Solving Problem

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Develops a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem, identifies consequences of the solution, and can clearly communicate the reason for choosing the solution.

Proficient – Carefully chooses among alternatives, develops a logical, consistent plan to problem solving.

Basic – Takes into account and eliminates less acceptable approaches to problem solving.

Below Expectations – Takes into account a single approach and uses the approach to problem solving.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

critical Thinking: Explanation of Issue

Total: 1.0

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 1.00
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.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

APA Formatting
Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement

Total: 0.50
Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement.

Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Resource Requirement

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Provides ample resources and uses the correct number of sources from the specified search agents.

Proficient – Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.

Basic – Provides over half of the sources required in the assignment instructions.
Below Expectations – Provides inadequate number of resources and does not include sources from specified search agents.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

THIS CHART BELOW MAY HELP IDENTIFY TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER PROS AND CONS

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