Week 8 Learning Activities (10%)
Directions: Reflect on each of the previous seven weeks. Briefly describe seven leadership concepts (one from each week) that you can apply to your leadership career. Be as specific as you can. Consider both information from the course materials and the experiences you had in your group work (we did 3 group projects, 3 students in the group, all of the communication was online, via cellphone, text and email, which were essays that we had to collaborate with each other as a group to complete) . Whenever referencing concepts from course materials, be sure to provide in-text citations and references.
Completing the Learning Activity
Read the grading rubric for the project. Use the grading rubric while completing the project to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.
Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.
Contractions are not used in business writing, so do not use them.
Paraphrase and do not use direct quotation marks. Paraphrase means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document, but put a passage from a source document into your own words and attribute the passage to the source document. Not using direct quotation marks means that there should be no passages with quotation marks and instead the source material is paraphrased as stated above.
Provide the page or paragraph number when using in-text citations. Note that a reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa.
You may only use the course material from the classroom. You may not use books or any resource from the Internet.
All of these titles below are the concepts and course material, which are articles that can be easily googled.
WEEK 1 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Simon Sinek on Leadership at TED
What is Leadership?
Aldrin, A., and Gayatri, R. (2014, August). Leadership Not a Title Nor a Position. International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review, 2(8), 356 – 366. Retrieved from http://www.ijcrar.c
Satel, G. (2014, June 1). To Create Real Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority
WEEK 2 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Leadership: Do traits matter?
Critical Skills: Leadership – In the Library search under Comstock (author) and Critical Skills: Leadership (title).
10 Traits of Great Business Leaders
Leaders at all Levels
Are Leaders Born or Made?
8 Common Leadership Styles
Situational Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses
The Impact of Leadership Style on Employee Commitment
Leadership Style, Emotional Intelligence, and Organizational Effectiveness
WEEK 3 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Strategic Leadership: Short-term Stability and Long-term Viability
Why Is Strategic Thinking Important to the Success of Business?
The Strategic Thinking & Strategic Planning Process
Integrating Strategic Thinking into your Organization for Long-Term Competitive Advantage
Walsh, P. (2014, May 20). Are You A Strategic Thinker? Test Yourself
Three Keys To Improving Your Strategic Thinking
WEEK 4 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Diversity and how it Improves Leadership
Leading Four Generations
Effectively Leading Diverse Teams with Inclusive Leadership
What is Cultural Intelligence?
What is the Difference between a High Text and Low Text Culture?
Why Knowledge Management Is Important to The Success Of Your Company
Importance of Knowledge to a Growing Business
How to be an Innovative Leader
Closing the Innovation Gap
WEEK 5 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
How Implicit Personality Affects Leadership
Personality and How It Relates to Leadership
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
What is emotional intelligence?
Interview of Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence Social Intelligence and Leadership
Personality and Leadership 9.5min
Personality and creating your Leadership style
Critical Leadership Skills: Key Traits That Can Make or Break Today’s Leaders
WEEK 6 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Dancing Man Video
Barbara Kellerman on Followership
Followership is Underrated and Misunderstood
The Tango; the leader and follower dance
Building and Sustaining Relationships
The Leadership Relationship, Part I – Understanding Trust
Building Trust in the Workplace and Team
The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why Followers Rarely Escape Their Clutches
WEEK 7 LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Organizational Culture as Driver of Competitive Advantage
Why Flat Organizations Don’t Create Leaders What to Do About It
Creativity and Innovation: The Leadership Dynamics
Interview with CEO Sam Allen John Deer Corporation on competitive advantage
The Culture or the Leader which comes first?
Principles of Management Chapter 8-5 Creating and Maintaining Organizational Culture
Strategy Structure and Culture Aligning Organizational Systems
Aligning Strategy, Culture and Leadership
The 5 Types of Organizational Structures: Part 4, Flatarchies
Mistakes to avoid in designing an organizational structure