Goal: Conduct/construct an experiential case study of a leadership issue/problem/challenge from your current or past organization that utilizes the Kouzes and Posner five-point model as key level headings in a written project paper.
Instructions: Students will write a 2500-3000 word (about 10 pages in the main body) properly formatted APA paper (including a title page and references page, but no abstract) that threads the Kouzes and Posner (2007) model and other relevant literature to develop/conduct an experiential case study of a leadership issue/problem/challenge from a past or current organization. In other words, prepare a comprehensive work that uses material such as the chapter headings from Kouzes and Posner (2007) to examine a leadership issue/problem/challenge in your organization. Other than using the Kouzes and Posner points (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, etc.) as sections in your paper, there is no other set structure (except for the APA elements mentioned above). The Topic that I choose was fostering trust and open communication.
Your forum work will provide excellent introductory material for a deeper investigative look using the model from the text. However, your paper should focus on just one general topic that is viewed from the various elements of our text. (I realize that each week in the forums you may have considered different issues with each of the respective foci. Here in this paper, stay with one problem/issue/challenge and work it through using expanded research to inform your work.) There are other models that you may find useful in the literature, but for the purposes of our course use the chapter elements of Kouzes and Posner (2007).
The paper must have at least eight additional scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook. No abstract is necessary, but a title page and references page should be included. Write your paper in third person, even though you are writing about an organization that you are familiar with. To do this, write from the perspective of a scholar who observes and researches about the case. Therefore, first person should be avoided.
I have attached an example paper.