Foundations Of Leadership Unit 3

Overview: This week we learned about the differences in leadership, emotional intelligence, and power in each individual. For this assignment, you will use information from research about David McClelland’s Need for Power to write a paper about different types of power and how power can be used.


• Research David McClelland’s Need for Power, socialized power and personalized power.

• In your own words, explain the two types of power. • Include examples of how each type of power was used by a leader.

o You can use examples you personally witnessed, or examples from a current or historical business and/or a social or political figure.

• Also discuss how you have used both types of power in your career or life experiences.


• Develop a clear introduction with a thesis, a body, and a conclusion. Focus on quality of writing, as opposed to length.

• Research and include at least one additional, credible reference from an outside source pertaining to the leader you chose.

• Use APA formatting for the cover page, citations, and the reference page. No abstract is required.

Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.

MGT203 – Foundations of Leadership

Unit 3 Assignment: Power and Leadership




Evaluation Rubric for Unit 3 Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Needs Improvement

Proficient Exemplary

(0-15 points) (16-24 points) (25-33 points) (34-40 points) Examples of Types of Power

Does not include examples of either a leader or themself using personalized and socialized power.

Includes one to two examples of either a leader or themself using personalized and socialized power.

Includes examples of both a leader and themself using both personalized and socialized power but examples lack detail.

Includes clear, detailed examples of both a leader and themself using both personalized and socialized power.

(0-4 points) (5-7 points) (8 points) (9-10 points) Introduction and Thesis Statement

Unclear or incomplete

Introduction and thesis are present but lack detail and clarity.

Introduction with a partially developed thesis.

Clear, well- developed, introduction and thesis.

McClelland’s Concepts and Theories

Does not discuss concepts or theories.

Includes some information about either concepts or theories.

Includes both concepts and theories but is lacking details.

Includes detailed and clear information about both concepts and theories.

Supporting Evidence/ Analysis

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support. Development of position / argument is inadequate or missing.

There is evidence of some support in the paper, but it is not tied in well with the development of the position or argument.

Adequately supported with a limited spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Development of position or argument is thoughtful and persuasive but lacks some detail.

Well-supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Position / argument is well-developed, very thoughtful, and persuasive.

Grammar and Mechanics

Lacks polish and does not demonstrate proficiency in

Some polish and proficiency in grammar and

Generally polished and demonstrates proficiency in

Polished and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in



grammar and mechanics.

mechanics is present.

grammar and mechanics.

grammar and mechanics.

Conclusion No conclusion included.

Conclusion is present but does not tie in with the rest of the paper.

Some attempt at a conclusion, but it is not well written.

Well-written and fully developed conclusion.

APA Formatting

Paper has no APA formatting and contains no credible references.

There is some attempt at APA formatting in the paper, but it is not correctly used. One credible reference is used.

Paper lacks one element of APA (cover, references or in-text citations), but does contain one credible reference.

Paper has all elements of APA formatting used properly with at least one credible reference used.



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