Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read, watch, or review the following list of resources (which relate
to this week’s content, which you could potentially utilize for your Leadership Theory Paper in Week 6):
An Integrated and Dynamic Leadership Framework: A Perceptual Map of the Interaction Among the Leader,
Followers, Outcomes, and Context article
Leader-Member Exchange and Innovative Behavior: The Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment
Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Transactional and Transformational Leadership article
Leader Member Exchange Theory (LMX Theory) Explained | Dr. Paul Gerhardt (Links to an external site.) video
Perceptual Position Resolves Conflicts (Links to an external site.) video
Transaction vs Transformation (Links to an external site.) video
For your assignment, complete the following:
Create an outline of your paper.
You may choose to include annotations (adding information, explanations, sentences that you have composed
to start each section, etc.).
Refer to the Outlining (Links to an external site.) page in the Ashford University Writing Center for assistance.
Refer to the materials that you compiled for Weeks 1 and 2 intended for completion of the final paper. Submit
revised title page, outline of paper, and reference list with annotations removed by Day 7 of Week 4.
Refer to the APA Style Elements (Links to an external site.) resource for assistance.
Leadership Theory Paper Milestone 6: Outline with Revised Title Page and Reference List
Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted
according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for
Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) or How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external
Must include a separate title pages with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear
thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis
Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least five scholarly and peer reviewed sources in addition to the Academic Research and Writing:
A Guide for the Social Sciences
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional
guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate
for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness
of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library
Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the
research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing
Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must include a separate references pages that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing
Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center
As you prepare, please keep in mind that a successful final draft of any written assignment should be the
product of brainstorming, outlining, and writing multiple drafts. Many of the assignments in this course are building blocks toward the final Leadership Theory Paper, but it is important to keep in mind that you will need
to continually revise your work using the feedback from your instructor as well as the Writing Center as you
use these pieces to develop the final draft.