Goal: Conduct/construct an experiential case study of a leadership issue/problem/challenge from your current or past organization that utilizes the Kouzes and Posner five-point model as key level headings in a written project paper.
Instructions: Students will write a 2400-3000 word paper properly formatted APA paper (including a title page and references page, but no abstract) that threads the Kouzes and Posner (2007) model and other relevant literature to develop/conduct an experiential case study of a leadership issue/problem/challenge from a past or current organization. In other words, prepare a comprehensive work that uses material such as the chapter headings from Kouzes and Posner (2007) to examine a leadership issue/problem/challenge in your organization. Other than using the Kouzes and Posner points (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, etc.) as sections in your paper, there is no other set structure (except for the APA elements mentioned above).
Your forum work will provide excellent introductory material for a deeper investigative look using the model from the text. However, your paper should focus on just one general topic that is viewed from the various elements of our text. (In this paper, stay with one problem/issue/challenge and work it through using expanded research to inform your work.) There are other models that you may find useful in the literature, but for the purposes of our course use the chapter elements of Kouzes and Posner (2007).
The paper must have at least eight additional scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook. No abstract is necessary, but a title page and references page should be included. Write your paper in third person, even though you are writing about an organization that you are familiar with. To do this, write from the perspective of a scholar who observes and researches about the case. Therefore, first person should be avoided.
Week 7 Final Paper
People living in developing nations face many problems including poverty which has a psychological toll on the people, especially if they have been living with it generation after generation. This case study showcases a leadership issue in the non-governmental organizations that work with relief aid, particularly when the leader sent in the developing nation is from a developed country. Leaders from developed nations that reassigned with roles of alleviating poverty in developing nations, would have a hard time connecting with the people and making their ideas and strategies of alleviating poverty accepted and implemented by the poor communities. Such leaders are taking a significant role that involves life and death and they are dealing with a vulnerable population that have people of different cultures, in a new nation, and living a life that the leader would actually see for the first time. These leaders have trouble communicating and building relationships that could lead to positive outcomes. Leaders in organizations that work on poverty alleviation in developing nations, would need to take a different approach when formulating their leadership style and strategic plans. They can do this better through the writings of Kouzes and Posner (2007).
Model the way
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