A report of 10 pages maximum (1.5 line spacing, 12 pt font) plus any references (detail below). You will summarize and evaluate the concept and papers (total 6 papers) ccovered in the class presentations.
2 main articles (traits main article + process main article)
2 extra for traits: traits1-Emotional intelligence which traits are most prized. + traits2-what do people desire in their leaders)
2 extra for process : process2-Relational Leadership Theory + process2-There is no leadership if no-one follows
You will critically evaluate the concept based on the articles. You will critically evaluate the articles (e.g. what sample? methods used? Quality of journal? Etc.). What can the ideas discussed contribute to your emerging thesis proposal? (Keep an open mind. Think laterally or cross-application. Maybe theory used a unique method.)
Guide only: These questions are only a guide to stimulate thought! What is important about the article ie. What gap did it address in our understanding of leadership? What methods were used to investigate? What are issues of concern? What are weaknesses of the article(s)? Can you provide a ‘what next’ step based on your emerging knowledge? How can the ideas contribute to your emerging research proposal?
You must always justify your answers.
Clarity and precision of writing are very important.
Make sure you include any references.
10 pages, 12 pt font, 1-inch margins, 2x spacing, include page numbers in the form 1 of x.
Use APA format for references.
Each report should include the basics:
2 possible formats (you can present how you consider appropriate. Important is: Am I clear? Is there an easily followed logic?
a. Typically, 2 paragraphs. Para 1: introduce the topic. Why it is of interest or important. Para 2: lay out the plan of your paper ie. First, I will present. Next. Next. (This guides the reader and aids following your logic plus it helps you organize your logic. This works with your subheadings.)
2. Present summaries of the topics (in this case what is leadership, trait, process. Include all articles)
3. Evaluate concepts (leadership definition, trait, process).
4. Compare contrast the 2 leadership concepts ie trait vs. process.
5. Consider a future direction for research (you might just use 1 model to move forward). Contribute to your research interest – yes/no? Justify