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NAME OF THE PERSON YOU ADMIRE

NAME OF THE PERSON YOU ADMIRE

Name of the Person You Admire

Star Student

Westcliff University

BUS 500: Organizational Leadership

Professor Fantastic

Month Date, Year

Name of the Person You Admire

Briefly providing the contextual background of the leader. This will contain the person’s background. This is how I want your paper turned in. Your audience is someone like your roommate – intelligent, educated, but has NO IDEA what the case study is about.

This is generally one paragraph, but two or three may be fine. The easiest way to explain this section is to think of it like an abstract or introduction. This section, if written properly, can actually act as the abstract for this paper. It will, in a sense, set up the rest of the paper, which is the review of the case, analysis, recommendations, and the summary and conclusions sections. Cite authors. You should NOT write “According to his book” as your reader has NO IDEA who or what is that. Instead, use “According to Kouzes and Posner (2017), ...”

If there is a second paragraph, it will look like this. This is difficult for many to get used to and takes practice. The paper should be written in third person narrative, but for this paper, the first person will be accepted. You will NOT use the first person plural, “we,” or the second person. One other note: an organization is an “it,” not a “they.” Remember that when you use pronouns describing an organization.

Reasons for My Admiration

Providing specific examples of actions and behaviors that the leader used with respect to the five practices of exemplary leadership. Describing key reasons why you admire the leader (providing specific examples of actions & behaviors that the leader used with respect to the five practices of exemplary leadership).

Model the Way

Begin text here. Note: I do not want to see the headings written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.

Inspired a Shared Vision

Begin text here. Note: I do not want to see the headings written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.

Challenge the Process

Begin text here. Note: I do not want to see the headings written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.

Enable Others to Act

Begin text here. Note: I do not want to see the headings written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.

Encourage the Heart

Begin text here. Note: I do not want to see the headings written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.

(Name here)’s Credibility

Evaluating to what extent the leader had credibility, where it stemmed from, and whether there were areas for the leader to improve.

(Name here)’s Transferability

Would the leader be as effective in another activity? For example, if the leader was a business person, would their leadership style and methods work as well (or better or worse) if they were a politician? Teacher? Head of a non-profit social change organization? Why or why not?

You must also provide at least six (6) peer-reviewed references and cite the references in the form of in-text citations in the body of the paper (i.e., the textbook and six [6] additional peer-reviewed sources). Again, when you reference material in your paper, you must also have in-text citations in the body of the paper for each reference. Remember, EVERY citation must correspond to a reference and EVERY reference must correspond to a citation. You CANNOT have one without the other.

Summary and Conclusions

This section will tie together all sources used for this case study, conclusions drawn from the reading and any inconsistencies. This section will generally be one to two paragraphs. Notice the paper has a continuous flow; there are no page breaks or gaps between sections. The only page breaks occur between the title page and the introduction, as well as the summary/conclusions and the reference page. All references for the case study must appear on a separate page (see the following page for an example).

References

This section will reference all original work cited throughout the paper. The heading should appear at the top of the page and all reference material should be listed below in alphabetical order by first last name; also, the title for books is always in italic format and in sentence form. In contrast to book references, the title for articles is in sentence format, not in italic, but the name of the publisher is in italics. See examples below:

Barzani, R. S. (2014). Studying the effects of business strategies on the organization's performance in regards to human resources' policies at the social security insurance companies based. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 4(5), 549-561.

Chopra, M., Munro, S., Lavis, J. N., Vist, G., & Bennett, S. (2008). Effects of policy options for

human resources for health: An analysis of systematic reviews. The Lancet, 371(9613),

668-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60305-0

Holt, D. (2016). Branding in the age of social media. Harvard Business Review (online). https://hbr.org/2016/03/branding-in-the-age-of-social-media

Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (2017). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (7th ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

McShane, S., & Von Glinow, M. (2020). Organizational behavior (9th ed.). McGraw-Hill

You must also provide a reference for all sources used to support the case study. (Note: As a minimum, the textbook and six (6) additional peer-reviewed sources must be used and referenced.)