Final Project (35%)
In the final project, students will complete the case study provided as a comprehensive leadership plan analysis) applying concepts learned throughout the course. This paper continues the saga of Joseph Dunn’s leadership at Dunn’s Ski Emporium and The Deli.
You are to help Dunn address his role as relationship builder. Interface the plan you have created in Assignment #1- leader vs. manager assignment with a plan for Dunn’s need to address the potential threats to workforce harmony. Emphasize his role as leader and what he can do to build his relationship with his employees so that he empowers his managers and workforce to implement his vision for the company.
The goal of this paper is to have students link the concepts of Dunn as a social architect, change agent, and individual to Dunn as a relationship builder. Think of a relationship builder as a leader who aligns people to his or her vision. Again, students will write from the leader’s perspective.
Remember that in order to determine strategic direction, the leader must look inward, outward, forward and beyond.
Students will create a Leadership Plan:
- Discuss the role of Dunn as a leader to motivate, empower, create followers, and promote communication;
- Discuss how Dunn should address cultural diversity within the organization;
- Discuss the areas in the original plan that would require change to accommodate Dunn’s role as a relationship builder.
- Discuss how Dunn can use John’s knowledge of The Deli business to his advantage;
- Students are expected to be creative but realistic in applying the concepts from the course to expand Dunn’s environment and leadership role.
Required Formatting of the Final Project:
- This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and six to eight pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
- Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
- Include references with at least one reference other than the course material;
- Use headings;
- Writing is expected to be clear and concise;
- Write in the third person;
- Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
- No dictionary or encyclopedia definition or use of wiki files;
- Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.
Rubric Name: Written Assignment (35%)
Critical Thinking/Reasoning12.25 points
demonstrates a high degree of critical thinking, is consistent in accurately interpreting questions & material; provides solid assumptions, reasoning & claims; thorough analysis & evaluation with sound conclusions10.41 points
shows good critical thinking; accurately interprets most questions & material; usually identifies relevant arguments/reasoning/claims; offers good analysis & evaluation with fairly sound conclusions9.19 points
shows occasional critical thinking; questions & material is at times accurately interpreted; arguments/reasoning/claims are occasionally explained; offers fair analysis & evaluation with a conclusion7.96 points
shows little critical thinking, misinterprets questions or material; ignores or superficially evaluates; justifies little and seldom explains reasoning; draws unwarranted conclusions6.74 points
lacks critical thinking consistently offers biased interpretations; ignores or superficially evaluates; argues using poor reasoning, and/or unwarranted claimsApplication of Concepts/Development12.25 points
arguments or positions are well-supported with evidence from the readings/experience; ideas go beyond the course material and recognize implications and extensions of the material and concepts
arguments or positions are mostly supported by evidence from the readings and course content; ideas presented demonstrate student’s understanding of the material and concepts
arguments are more often based on opinion or unclear views than on position grounded in the readings of material or external sources of material
arguments are frequently illogical and unsubstantiated; student may resort to ad hominem attacks on the author instead of making meaningful application of the material6.74 points
a meaningful attempt to explain or support ideas does not exist
Attention to Instructions5.25 points
demonstrated full understanding of requirements responded to each aspect of assignment4.46 points
demonstrated understanding of requirements; missed one minor aspect of assignment3.94 points
demonstrated some understanding of requirements; missed a key element or two minor aspects of assignment3.41 points
failed to show a firm understanding of requirement; missed two key elements or several minor aspects of assignment2.89 points
did not demonstrate understanding of assignment requirementsClarity; including grammar3.5 points
writing is clear and easy to follow; grammar and spelling are all correct; formatting gives a professional look and adds to readability2.98 points
most ideas are presented clearly; occasional spelling and/or grammar issues2.63 points
wordy; some points require rereading to understand fully; more than an occasional spelling and/or grammar2.28 points
unclear and difficult to understand; frequent spelling and grammar issues1.93 points
largely incomprehensible writing/poorly written in terms of mechanics and structureAdherence to APA Style (6th ed.)1.75 points
no APA style errors1.49 points
attempts in-text citation and reference list but 1 or 2 APA style errors are present1.31 points
attempts in-text citation and reference list; APA style errors are present; inconsistencies in citation usage can be found throughout the document1.14 points
attempts either in-text citation or reference list but omits the other0.96 points
no attempt at APA styleOverall ScoreOutstanding
31.5 or moreSuperior
28 or moreGood
24.5 or moreSubstandard
21 or moreFailure
0 or more