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Some qualities of a good leader

The purpose of the Graduate Research Project (GRP) is to have students compare and contrast, evaluate, synthesize, and apply theoretical concepts covered in this course to practical cases. The GRP comprises 37% of the overall course grade. Select one of the options listed below:

Option #1: Motivation

The student is to write a comprehensive research paper analyzing the challenge of translating motivational theory into leadership practice. The paper should include a solid scholarly foundation on motivational theory and an analysis of the complexity and multi-faceted nature of integrating theory into practice. The student should provide specific business examples to clarify and support his/her arguments. This paper should be balanced, based on sound business principles, and supported by the research. In addition, the paper should include a variety of resources and resource types (books, journals, websites, newspapers, etc.

1. Introduction: To include a depiction of the context and scope of the topic
2. Literature Review: Review of literature associated with motivational theory
3. Analysis: Analysis of the implementation challenges that is grounded in research, literature, and theory
4. Synthesis- Integration: Discuss alternative approaches to successfully implementing motivational theory that are justified and grounded in research, literature and theory
5. Conclusion

Option #2: Communication

The student is to write a comprehensive research paper analyzing various communication strategies and how they impact leadership. The paper should include a solid scholarly foundation that describes effective communication strategies and an analysis of the impact communication has on leadership success. The student should provide specific business examples to clarify and support his/her arguments. This paper should be balanced, based on sound business principles, and supported by the research. In addition, the paper should include a variety of resources and resource types (books, journals, websites, newspapers, etc.

1. Introduction: To include a depiction of the context and scope of the topic
2. Literature Review: Review of literature associated with communication theory and leadership.
3. Analysis: Analysis of the effect of communication on leadership that is grounded in research, literature, and theory
4. Synthesis - Integration: Discuss alternative approaches to successfully integrating communication strategies that are justified and grounded in research, literature and theory culture.
5. Conclusion

Option #3 Ethics

The student is to write a comprehensive research paper analyzing the interdependent nature of an organizationâ??s ethical climate and leadership practice. The student should include a solid scholarly foundation on ethical business practices and an analysis of the inter-reliant impact of ethical environment and leadership. The student should provide specific business examples to clarify and support his/her arguments. This paper should be balanced, based on sound business principles, and supported by the research. In addition, the paper should include a variety of resources and resource types (books, journals, websites, newspapers, etc.
The paper should include:
1. Introduction: To include a depiction of the context and scope of the topic
2. Literature Review: Review of literature associated with organizational ethics and ethical leadership
3. Analysis: Analysis of the interdependent nature of ethics and leadership that is grounded in research, literature, and theory
6. Synthesis - Integration: Discuss ways to develop the leadership and ethics relationship that are justified and grounded in research, literature and theory.
4. Conclusion

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Basically, the qualities of being a good leader include
Motivation, communication, ethics are all part of being a successful leader;

As you may know a leader is an individual who influences others towards attaining organizational goals.
KEY WORD; Influence

A good leader uses non-coercive technique(that is, the recipient can accept or reject the influence) to attain his goal.

One important characteristic of a good leader is Motivation;The set of process that arouse, direct and maintain human behavior toward attaining a goal.
A leader should have the ability to motivate others to perform at their very best. He/she is able to do this by ...

Solution Summary

Discusses some of the characteristics that a good leader should have.

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