Wells Fargo, Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf
The Container Store
Founder and CEO Kip Tindell
SolarWinds, CEO Kevin Thompson
In the first four weeks of this class the students have examined the difference between leadership in the 20th and 21st century. They have examined the need for leaders to develop leadership styles and presence as a way to help build followers. Also, the need to build trust for relationship building in the organization was examined. Globalization movement in the industry was the final discussion topic which examines the unique leadership challenges in the 21st century.
For this assignment, students will research several business leaders to discover their views on leadership skills needed for the 21st century. The purpose of this assignment is to have the students demonstrate their understanding of the challenges and skills needed for the 21st century leader.
Step 1: Review the assignment instructions carefully.
Step 2: Review the grading rubric for the assignment carefully.
Step 3: Choose a large, medium and small size companies to examine. Pick leaders from each company. Submit your choices of leaders for approval by the Professor in the discussion area – Week 2.
Step 4: In completing the paper, research prominent business leaders and their views on the leadership skills needed for the 21st century. Respond to the following items:
NOTE: In the case of personal interviews with business leaders, the questions must be cleared with the professor ahead of time and added to the paper as appendices.
Step 5: Write down or highlight key facts from the interviews. Consider making an outline to capture key points in the paper.
Step 6: Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 4-5 pages in length excluding the title page and the reference page.
Step 7: Follow this format:
Step 8: In writing a formal paper it should be done in the third person. What this means is that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person
Step 9: In writing this assignment, students are asked to support the reasoning using in-text citations and a reference list. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper under Week 1 content.
Step 10: In writing this assignment, students are expected to paraphrase and not use direct quotes. Learn to paraphrase by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html
Step 11: Using the grading rubric as a comparison, read through the paper to ensure all required elements are presented.
Step 12: Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues, and third person writing.