Leader Analysis Paper – JACK MA (founder of Alibaba)

Leader Analysis Paper – JACK MA (founder of Alibaba)

For Leader Analysis Paper #2, please submit a 4-5 page (minimum) double-spaced paper that details the following:

1.   Specifically, how did your leader display (or not display) aspects of Communication and Leadership (Unit 4)[Lussier &Achua, Chapter 6, pp. 190-209.PMBOK Guide, Chapter 10, pp. 359-392, Lewis, Chapter 9, Communication and Leadership.] Additional Reference:Katz, D. & Kahn, R.L. (1978). The Social Psychology of Organizations (2nd Ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.Recognizing and Leveraging Organizational Culture and Climate (Unit 5)[Lussier &Achua, Chapter 10, pp. 356-370.Lewis, Chapters 7, 11, &13.] Additional Reference:Schien, E.H. (2010). Organizational Culture and Leadership (4th Ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass and Developing High Performing Teams (Unit 6)[Lewis, Chapter 6.Lussier &Achua, Chapter 8, pp. 276-293; 301-307.PMBOK Guide, Sections 9.4-9.5, pp. 336-351.]Additional Reference:Tushman, M.L. & Anderson, P. (Ed.) 2004. Managing Strategic Innovation and Change (2nd Edition); Chapter 30 – Making Teamwork Work. New York: Oxford University Press, Lencioni, P. (2005). Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Please include citations and references to Units 4, 5, and 6 reading materials that support your answers.

2.  How can you apply the conclusions of your assessment and analysis to leadership roles and responsibilities in your organization?

GUIDE FOR WRITING LEADER ANALYSIS Papers

FORMAT in APA format (12 font, times new roman, in text citations, proper margins, etc.)

*BEFORE YOU WRITE – Scholarly sources are PEER-REVIEWED journal articles,

1. Introduction (1 paragraph)

– Intro reader to topic

– Thesis

– Preview of how the paper will flow.

2. DO NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE QUESTIONS from the instructions (YOU WILL LOSE POINTS)

– Statement of main point (topic sentence)

– REMEMBER to answer the questions asked in the assignment!

– Analysis

– Statement of main point (topic sentence)

3. APPLY THE COURSE MATERIALS

– Statement of main point (topic sentence)

– how does the course material apply in answering the proposed questions?

– Example of your leader effectively (or not effectively) demonstrating the concepts

– Analysis

– Remember to CITE< CITE, CITE!! CITE# your sources throughout including the course materials!!

4. CONCLUSION/SUMMARY 1 or 2 short paragraphs

– Statement of main point (topic sentence)

– BRIEFLY summarize your thoughts including how the course material applied or did not apply to how your leader did (or did not) use or demonstrate the concepts

5. REFERENCE PAGE

-APA format listing all of your sources

-include the text books from the course (*hint-the books are listed in APA format on the syllabus)

6. PROOFREAD

-Does what you said make sense?

-Are there typos?

-Read it outloud . . . is it logical?

7. FOLLOW the instructions, paper should not be more than the page limits! 4-6 pages for most assignments (read the instructions).

Textbooks and other Course Materials

Required Textbooks:

Bradberry, T. & Greaves, J. (2009). Emotional intelligence 2.0. San Diego: TalentSmart.

Kotter, John P. (2012). Leading change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Lewis, James P. (2003). Project leadership. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Lussier, R.N &Achua, C.F. (2012). Leadership: Theory, application, & skill development  

     (5th Ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning (E-Textbook)

Project Management Institute (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK

Guide), 6th Ed. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute, Inc.

References:

Bennis, W. &Nanus, B. (2007). Leaders: Strategies for taking charge. New York:

     Collins Business Essentials.

Bock, L. (2015). Work rules! New York: Twelve.

Bryson, J.M. (2004). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: A guide

     to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement. San Francisco: Jossey-

     Bass.

Buckingham, M. & Clifton, D.O. (2001). Now, discover your strengths. New York: The Free Press.

Deming, W.E. (1986). Out of the crisis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center 

     for Advanced Engineering Study.

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