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Question;Option A: Interview a Personally-Known Business LeaderIdentify;an individual who is currently serving in a leadership capacity at an;organization you work for or for which you have some knowledge. Arrange;an interview with your selected individual. Structure the topic of your;interview based on the five practices of exemplary leadership outlined;in your The Leadership Challenge textbook, which are also listed below;as the Interview or Research Questions. Conduct the interview;then write a summary describing how the five practices are reflected;through the leadership demonstrated by the leader. Explain why you chose;your selected business leader. Provide background and context for the;environment and culture of the organization for which your selected;leader provides leadership. Note: For your paper, change the name and;work affiliation of the leader you interview in order to protect his or;her privacy, but provide the background and context as indicated in this;project description.;Option B: Research a Well-Known Business LeaderIt;may be difficult for you to gain access to interview an available;business leader within the time frame of this course. If so, with;instructor approval, you can opt to research a well-known business;leader from the Option B Leader List. Note: If you choose Option B, you;are required to choose someone from this list. Focus your;research on addressing the five practices of exemplary leadership;outlined in your The Leadership Challenge textbook, which are also;listed below as the Interview or Research Questions. Write a summary;describing how the five practices are reflected through the leadership;demonstrated by the leader. Explain why you chose your selected leader.;Provide background and context for the environment and culture of the;organization or society in which your selected leader provides;leadership. Interview or Research Questions In either your Option A interview or your Option B research, address the following questions: What is your chosen leader's definition of leadership? How does your chosen leader demonstrate the five practices of exemplary leadership? How does your chosen leader model the way? How does your chosen leader inspire a shared vision? How does your chosen leader challenge the process? How does your chosen leader enable others to act? How does your chosen leader encourage the heart What challenges and opportunities does your chosen leader face? Reference Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (2012). The leadership challenge (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Project Objectives To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to: 1. Evaluate the purpose and relevance of leadership. 2. Evaluate how leadership strengths apply in the workplace and within the community. ? Toggle Drawer Project Requirements To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements. ? Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. ? APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th Edition) style and formatting. ? Length of paper: 3?4 typed, double-spaced pages. ? Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point. ? Toggle Drawer Project Grading Criteria Effective Leadership Practices Project Project Scoring Guide Grading Rubric Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished Explain the characteristics of a specific leader relevant to a critical evaluation of leadership.;25% Does not explain the characteristics of a specific leader relevant;to a critical evaluation of leadership. Discusses the characteristics of;a specific leader. Explains the characteristics of a specific leader;relevant to a critical evaluation of leadership. Evaluates the;characteristics of a specific leader relevant to a critical evaluation;of leadership. Describe the context (including background, culture of the organization and society) of a specific leader's environment.;25% Does not describe the context (including background, culture of the;organization and society) of a specific leader's environment. Describes;the context of a specific leader's environment. Describes the context;(including background, culture of the organization and society) of a;specific leader's environment. Evaluates the context (including;background, culture of the organization and society) of a specific;leader's environment, with references from relevant literature. Describe a specific leader's definition of leadership and how that leader demonstrates the practices of exemplary leadership.;25% Does not describe a specific leader's definition of leadership and;how that leader demonstrates the practices of exemplary leadership.;Discusses a specific leader's definition of leadership and associated;practices. Describes a specific leader's definition of leadership and;how that leader demonstrates the practices of exemplary leadership.;Evaluates a specific leader's definition of leadership and how that;leader demonstrates the practices of exemplary leadership based on;relevant literature. Describe the challenges and opportunities faced by a specific leader.;25% Does not describe the challenges and opportunities faced by a;specific leader. Lists the challenges and/or opportunities faced by a;specific leader. Describes the challenges and opportunities faced by a;specific leader. Evaluates the challenges and opportunities faced by a;specific leader, and how they impact the leader's approach to;leadership. ? Toggle Drawer Project Components Project Component Course Grade Weight Unit Due Definition of Leadership 10% 1 Leadership Theories 10% 2 Leadership Styles and Characteristics 10% 3 Effective Leadership Practices Project 25% 5 Total: 55%

 

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