MGT 380 Week 5 Final Paper


Focus of the Final Paper

For the final paper, you will examine key concepts of leadership in your place of work, or in a social organization to which you may belong that has leadership concepts (Rotary club, athletic team, scout leader, etc). Include the following in your paper:

  1. Apply one of the leadership theories from the course text to the organization. Explain how the theory works and include an example.
  2. Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization. Are the followers receptive? Would you recommend another strategy? Explain your reasoning. If not, why not?
  3. Evaluate the role and effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization. Support your (claims, points?) with examples (from?).
  4. Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization.
  5. Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization.
  6. If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources (other than the text), including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


MGT 380 Week 5 Final Paper,

The leadership theory that I would implement in my leadership style is again under path–

goal contingency theory and that is Achievement oriented leadership style. Achievement

Oriented leadership style is where a “leader sets clear and challenging goals for followers

And expects high-quality performance. This leader also shows confidence in followers and

Helps them learn how to obtain higher goals” (Weiss, 2011, Sec. 1.5). I want the people who

Work for me and with me to continually challenge themselves to do the best that they can to

Help the children they come in contact with to fall in love with learning and to have a great

Start in their education. To do this I will help lead my staff to set challenging goals for

Themselves and to work daily toward meeting them. Their goals can be anything from trying

A new curriculum to going back to school to continue their education so that they can have

The most up to date techniques and information on helping children to succeed in education

And in life. I want every individual who walks through the doors of the facility that I want to

Open to feel like they have a safe place to come to learn and teach in and by using

Achievement oriented leadership style I can because is challenges them to be the best that

They possibly can.

Ethical leadership is what can entice followers to do what a leader is asking.  “Ethical

Leadership involves acting with moral purpose and integrity to do what is right, just, and fair

In service of the common good” (Weiss, 2011, sec. 2.4) and sets the example for employees

On how they should act.  Some of the characteristics of ethical leadership are acting

Authentically, acting with integrity, showing respect for others, working for a common goal,

And being honest (Weiss, 2011).  A leader needs to be comfortable …………………………………


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