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Leadership styles and traits

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Requirements

Written Report

1. The report must use your own language and should specify the reference(s) from which the information is taken. If you cut and paste a sentence you must use quotation marks and write the author, year, and page number in brackets in the text after the quotation.

2. The report must:
• have a cover page
• use Times New Romans or Arial, font size: 12
• have a space of 2 between lines,
• be between 2-3 full pages in length (not including the reference list)
• use topic sentences at the start of each paragraph
• be written in the third person (do not use "I" or "my" or "our" or "we")
• have a reference for each section (excluding the Conclusion)
• use full sentences (and no bullet points)

3. The report must use the following headings:

Introduction
Include a clear thesis statement, justify the importance of the assignment, a reference to justify assignment, outline what topics the report will cover

Leadership
Define leadership, justify its importance in organizations, and explain how it differs from management.

Leadership Characteristics (or Traits)
Describe 5 important qualities or personality traits that leaders should possess to be effective leaders with clear explanations.

Leadership Styles
Describe 5 leadership styles and say in what type of organization they are typically found. Also, give a famous example of each style and justify your answer.

Conclusion
Restate the thesis statement, include a summary of the key points from the body paragraphs, and say how these key points answer the assignment.

References
Include at least 3 references. The references can be from e-brary, books, newspapers, or the internet (but not lecture slides). You must cite the author and year in the text of the essay. Also, for each reference you must list the author, year, article or book title, and publisher under References at the end of the essay.

Assessment Criteria

CRITERIA Assessment Rubric for Individual Written Report SCORES
Introduction Contains thesis statement, states why assignment is important, a reference to justify assignment, outlines the body topics (R) 1 to 5
Leadership Definition, importance, difference to management (R) 1 to 5
Leadership qualities Five qualities of effective leaders with explanations (R) 1 to 5
Leadership styles Five styles with organization types and famous examples (R) 1 to 5
Conclusion Restate the thesis statement, include a summary of the key points from the body paragraphs, and say how these key points answer the assignment.
1 to 5
Mechanics Punctuation and spelling and capitalization are correct, words are well chosen, writer uses own words, no cut and pasting, use of headings, third person, full sentences, no bullet points 1 to 5
References Contains 3 relevant references, references in text of report, correct referencing rules 1 to 5
TOTAL Average of total converted to a grade. 1 to 5

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Introduction
Include a clear thesis statement, justify the importance of the assignment, a reference to justify assignment, outline what topics the report will cover

Any company that lacks effective leadership is prone to fail. Therefore, a company that has effective leadership will thrive and prosper, and this summary will provide an overview of the elusive definition of leadership, effective leadership characteristics, and the different types of leadership styles. There is no specific leadership style that is better than any other, but the style must fit the leader as leadership styles are not interchangeable but can be combined.

Leadership
Define leadership, justify its importance in organizations, and explain how it differs from management.

There is no definitive explanation for leadership, but leadership entails the ability to inspire, elicit, and foster support from others to achieve objectives and goals set forth by a leader. Leaders' are able to establish a vision and subsequently provide the mission, objectives, goals, and resources for this vision to come into fruition by leading their organization through effective organizational controls. The difference between a leader and a manager is that managers don't lead, they manage the policies, employees, and operations that the leader has set forth. A leader is someone who establishes the policies, chooses the employees and managers, and sets up the operational framework that the manager will be responsible for managing.

Leadership Characteristics (or Traits)
Describe 5 important qualities or personality traits that leaders should possess to be effective leaders with clear explanations.

Leaders must first possess a vision, and this vision will define their leadership style. Without the visionary leadership characteristics necessary for an effective leader, the leader can easily lose sight of their goals and objectives. Therefore, a strong ...

Solution Summary

Leadership styles and traits are examined. The importance of leadership in organizations are determined. How this differs from management is given.

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