Discuss how each leader views the role of leadership in an organization and what a leader’s job entails

3 primary sources for each leader

  • Identify the two leaders and provide facts about the leader related to the position and the name of the organization at which he or she works;

  • Discuss how each leader views the role of leadership in an organization and what a leader’s job entails

The presentation will not include:

  • A description of the companies in which the leaders operate or why what they do is successful.
  • What others say about the leader’s leadership skills and abilities!
  • A string of quotes or cited material to answer the elements above.

Step 3:  Research

The group will do extensive research on the two leaders using primary and secondary source material.  Primary sources is an original source that includes an eyewitness account, document, video, speeches, interview, podcasts, survey, statistical data, direct knowledge of a situation, Internet communication, blogs, listservs, news article, or legal document.  A secondary source include scholarly journals, newspapers, articles that discusses or assesses primary sources.

For this project, the use of primary sources will have a focus on gaining an understanding of each leaders’ perspective on leadership and on the job of the leader.  The use of primary source material is required for this project.

Collection of Information:

To help you collect information from your research, use the Leadership Template to fill in information about each leader.  You will see there are two tabs, one for each leader.  Once the research is done, you are ready to collaborate as a team and determine what information to use in the PowerPoint presentation. Remember, you are creating slides and a Speaker Notes Section.  The Speaker Notes Section is used for the analysis.  Both the slides and Speaker Notes Section must be used to do well on the project.

Step 4: Creating the PowerPoint Presentation

Your team will want to discuss the information that each student presented on the Leadership Template .  It is likely that members of a team have found some of the same information.  This is probably a good sign.  However, keep referring back to the required elements to ensure the information found in the research process fits the project.

Use the following resource to learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation:

How to Create a Winning PowerPoint Presentation

Slides: You will discuss one leader and move on to discuss the second leader.  Although you may provide a picture of each leader, the presentation is not a slide show of pictures so avoid cluttering the slides with pictures and images.  Think that you are submitting this presentation to managers and executives in Biotech.  You want everyone to walk away with a good impression of your work.  Start thinking of yourself as a brand that you want to promote!  The work you perform is what people will associate with you when they think of your name.  Do you want to be perceived as professional, an expert or one who cannot be taken seriously?

Plan your slides on paper before you create them in PowerPoint.  Make sure the slides do not present information overload.  Only present the information that the audience needs to hear.  The rest will be presented in the Speaker Notes (or Notes section of PowerPoint, depending on the version).

Your team will determine who is creating the PowerPoint presentation.  You might want a backup plan or you want to make sure the presentation is completed prior to the due date so everyone can review and give feedback so changes can be made.

Speaker Notes Section:  The crux of this assignment is presented in the Speaker Notes Section of the Power Point presentation.  The Speaker Notes provides the analysis, which means you will be explaining the information on the slides.  Every slide needs a Speaker Note.  The analysis has to be thoroughly presented with an explanation of ‘why and how’ that is supported by the research and course material.  Do not skimp on the support since it is needed to demonstration critical thinking and an understanding of what is presented.  It is like writing a paper but placing the analysis in the slide notes [Note:  A couple of sentences probably will not suffice as meeting the minimum on this project].

Speaker Notes can be accessed by opening a PowerPoint presentation and clicking on Notes at the bottom of the screen on the right side.  Click into the Notes and type.  It is probably advantageous to create the narrative and copy into the Speaker Notes Section.

The following items are required in creating the PowerPoint presentation:

  • Presentations should be no more than 15 slides, which includes a title page (first slide) and reference page (last slide);
  • The names of the team members who participated in the project should be listed on the title page;
  • PowerPoint should be a basic presentation without the bells and whistles including excess graphics;
  • Use the grading rubric while completing the project to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.
  • Third person writing is required.  Third person means 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).
  • You may not use books in completing this project.
  • Provide the page or paragraph number in every in-text citation presented. In-text citations are required on all slides and in all Notes Section pages.
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