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LEAD1010 Foundations of Leadership Studies (Jack): Critical Essay



Using the Essential Learning Outcomes of Analysis, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking, examine a famous leader applying concepts and theories explored in this course. Follow this outline:

a.) Open your essay with an opening paragraph describing the leader and summarizing the leadership theory that you will be addressing. (2) (Keep the background information very brief. This is not a biographical sketch.)

b.) Name three specific leadership skills, three specific leadership behaviors and three specific leadership traits of this leader. (2)

c.) Name the leadership skill, leadership behavior and leadership traits that you think best explains the success of this leader, and explain why. (3)

d.)Apply this leader’s approach or style to one of the theories discussed in this course. (2)

e.) Explain why this leadership style or approach has been successful for this leader and make logical arguments supporting your case. (4)

f.). Write a summarizing paragraph. (2)

Cite at least one direct quote from Dubrin textbook and one from another leadership scholarly source (include citation with page number). Direct quotes should be short (no more than one sentence) and should be noted with quotation marks. Include at least one chart or table – one that was created by you (the student) – in this Critical Essay. Paper must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, 5-6 pages. (Page count does not include the works cited page). Use the description of this assignment to create an outline for this paper. Include an introductory and concluding paragraph. This Critical Essay will count for 15% of the course grade.

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