: What it Takes to be a Leader

Individual Assignment #1 (20%) – MGMT 601

Title: What it Takes to be a Leader Due July 31, 2021, 11:55 pm (PST)

For this assignment, login into CONNECT and click the link for “Course Wide Resources & Additional Activities”.

Click the link called “Do You Have What it Takes to be a Leader?” and take the assessment to assess your leadership style and traits.

Write a paper starting with an introduction and then for part one, describe your results and describe what you believe to be your strongest and weakest areas of your leadership style. Explore how those traits may impact your career and work performance based on your current or aspirational career path. What traits are likely to be key to your success? Why do you think this?

This is NOT about your personality style, although you may certainly include mention of personality traits. Remember to keep your focus on your leadership style.

In part two, develop a detailed and specific written action plan to improve the areas where you are not as strong as you’d like to be. How can you modify those traits or grow in those areas in which you want to improve? Use the SMART goal-setting model.

At the end of the paper include a short conclusion.

Use your scholarly peer-reviewed research sources to support your analysis.

If you have work experiences, please use your past experiences to support your arguments. If you do not have work experience, then you can search from references and/or use school examples.

Organise your paper with proper APA headings.

No abstract is necessary.

Support your paper with a minimum of 6-8 scholarly research sources, with one being your textbook.

The paper should be no longer than 1,500 words and written using APA format.

Submit your paper to the Turnitin dropbox on the course Moodle page.

Before you get started, please carefully review the marking rubric below.

 

 

 

 

UCW Master’s Level Grading Rubric For Assessment – General Rubric

1-4 Scale 1 2 3 4 Percentage Score 0-59 60-67 68-71 72-75 76-79 80-84 85-89 90-100

Grades F C B- B B+ A- A A+

Mastery Level Weight Student Score

Beginning Developing Competent Mastery

Standard Level Below Standard Approaching Standard

At Standard Exceeds Standard

Subject Matter

Answering questions and results of research

50 Key elements are not adequately covered. Content is not comprehensive, has inaccuracies and is not persuasive. Displays lack of understanding of relevant theory. Points not adequately supported by references. Research is lacking in content and quality

Key elements are mostly covered. Content is mostly accurate but lacks persuasiveness. Displays some understanding of relevant theory. Points mostly supported by references. Research is lacking in content and quality

Key elements are adequately covered. Content is accurate and persuasive. Displays adequate understanding of relevant theory. Points supported by references. Research is adequate in content and quality

Key elements are completely covered. Content is comprehensive, accurate and persuasive. Displays superior understanding of relevant theory. Points fully supported by specific references. Research is superior in content and quality

Organization & Critical Thinking

 

Demonstration of thought process and analysis of problem and resolution using own thoughts and ideas

20 Introduction provides poor level of background of paper Structure of paper is not clear and is difficult to follow train of thought process Conclusion does not follow logically from body of paper Critical Thinking is lacking: missing logical argumentation & reasoning, concrete examples & valid inferences

Introduction provides background of paper missing some key elements Structure of paper is not clear and it is not easy to follow train of thought process Conclusion follows from body of paper but misses key points Critical Thinking is not fully present: missing key points of logical argumentation & reasoning, concrete examples & valid inferences

Introduction provides good level of background of paper Structure of paper is clear and train of thought process is understandable Conclusion mostly follows logically from body of paper Critical Thinking is present: logical argumentation & reasoning shows, reasonable examples & valid inferences are made

Introduction provides superior level of background of paper Structure of paper is very clear and easy to follow train of thought process Conclusion follows logically from body of paper Critical Thinking is present through: logical argumentation & reasoning, concrete examples & valid inferences

 

 

Style & Mechanics

APA Application of the requirements of the 7th APA manual to create a standardized formatted report

10 7th Ed. APA Manual is not followed or there are significant errors in: title page & references pages. In-text citations, paraphrasing and direct quotes are quite inadequate but do not rise to the level of plagiarism

7th Ed. APA Manual is followed with significant errors in: title page & references pages. In-text citations, paraphrasing and direct quotes are lacking but do not rise to the level of plagiarism

7th Ed. APA Manual is followed with minor errors in: formatted title page, formatted references pages, in-text citations, paraphrasing and direct quotes are adequately used in the correct context

7th Ed. APA Manual is followed with no errors including: properly formatted title page, properly formatted references pages, in-text citations are correctly used, paraphrasing and direct quotes are properly used in the correct context

Grammar/Punctuat ion/ Spelling Use of proper English language grammar, spelling and punctuation to create a readable paper.

10 Grammar and sentence structure has major problems following standard English rules and reads with difficulty with major errors in punctuation and spelling

Grammar and sentence structure has problems following standard English rules and reads with some difficulty with errors in punctuation and spelling

Grammar and sentence structure mostly follows standard English rules and reads reasonably well with few errors in punctuation and spelling

Grammar and sentence structure follows standard English rules and reads well with excellent punctuation and spelling

Readability & Style Clarity of thought and appropriate level of language use that brings the author’s thoughts and ideas to the reader.

10 Sentences are lacking in completeness, clearness, conciseness and are not well- structured. Transitions do not maintain flow of thought. Words are ambiguous. Tone is inappropriate to audience/assessm ent. Colloquial language or inappropriate use of paraphrasing is used.

Sentences need to be more complete, clear, concise and well-constructed. Transitions do not maintain flow of thought well. Words are not precise and have some ambiguity. Tone is not appropriate to audience/assessm ent. Colloquial language or inappropriate use of paraphrasing is used too much.

Sentences are mostly complete, clear, concise and well-constructed. Transitions mostly maintain flow of thought. Words are mostly precise with little ambiguity. Tone is mostly appropriate to audience/assessm ent. Colloquial language or inappropriate use of paraphrasing is used sparingly.

Sentences are consistently complete, clear, concise and well- constructed with strong, varied structure. Transitions consistently maintain flow of thought. Words are quite precise and unambiguous. Tone is completely appropriate to audience/assessm ent. No colloquial language or inappropriate use of paraphrasing used.

Marks 100