Final Project WK 10

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Note: Together with the leader you are interviewing, you will create a pseudonym to
protect his or her confidentiality, and inform the interviewee that his or her real name will
not be used. In addition, no personal information other than professional credentials
(e.g., education, leadership role, job history) will be shared either in this proposal or the
Final Project.
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Week 10: Final Project
The Final Project is due by Day 7 of Week 10. The analysis should include, but is not
limited to, an in-depth examination of the leader, including the following sections:
Section I: Introduction (3–5 pages)
The introduction will include the context within which the leader works:
• A description of the leader’s organization (e.g., the organization’s mission, main
stakeholders, constituents, similar organizations). Note: Do not use the actual
name of the organization or identifying details.
• A description of the setting (e.g., geographical, cultural, socioeconomic) and why
it is relevant to the operation of the organization
• Any other information about the organization or related background that you think
is important to understanding the organization and the leader
Section II: Body (9–10 pages)
• Write a brief profile of the leader you selected. Describe the leader’s contributions
to the organization(s)
o Stakeholders (e.g., “followers,” employees, other leaders, community
members)
o Overall community
o Society, if applicable
• Provide an example of a situation in which the interviewee demonstrated his or
her management abilities. Then provide an example of a situation in which the
interviewee demonstrated his or her leadership abilities. Finally, provide an
example of where the interviewee believes he or she could have demonstrated
management or leadership abilities more successfully, and why.
• Provide an example of management strategies the leader used to address an
organizational problem (e.g., communicating across the organization, dealing
with budget crisis or shortfalls, working with community stakeholders, dealing
with team conflicts)
• Explain specific behaviors the leader engaged in that were appropriate and that
contributed to his or her success.
• Use leadership theory(ies) to explain why the behaviors described led to
success.
• Describe the leader’s style, and provide examples that support your assertion.
• Summarize what you believe to be the leader’s strengths and weaknesses as a
leader.
• Identify and describe a potential or actual ethical or legal issue the leader or to a
situation in which the leader was engaged. (Please be sure to ensure the
confidentiality of your interview by leaving out identifying details.)
Conclusion: (3 pages)
• Provide recommendations to improve the leader’s effectiveness within a public or
nonprofit organization.
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• Describe a plan of action that tells specifically how you would implement your
recommendations. Explain how your plan of action is
o Efficient
o Feasible
o Ethical
References should include at least eight scholarly references from academic and
professional journals (other than those provided in the Learning Resources),
organizational literature, and interviews with key organizational actors and experts. Use
the format as outlined in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association

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