Case Assignment What does it take to be a Great Leader? Throughout this course, you will be creating a personalized leadership handbook that can be used for years to come. We will research and apply m

Case Assignment

What does it take to be a Great Leader?

Throughout this course, you will be creating a personalized leadership handbook that can be used for years to come. We will research and apply management techniques in each class assignment, and at the end of eight weeks, you will have a blueprint for your success as a manager.

Let us look at four essential management concepts: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Using the class text and, predominately, articles from Trident Library’s full-text databases (like Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, and/or ProQuest Central), research each of the essential management functions. Do not use any quotations. Consider best practices from a management perspective. Talking points are included for each of the functions.

Planning

  • A manager’s role in supporting the company’s vision and mission
  • Managerial participation in strategic, tactical, and operational planning
  • How managers establish and track goals and objectives for themselves and their teams

Organizing

  • Organization Design, including individual job responsibilities
  • Maintaining Corporate Culture and Social Networks

Leading

  • Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Communications
  • Working in Groups or Teams
  • Motivating subordinates

Controlling

  • Systems/Processes (Establishing and tracking performance standards)
  • Strategic Human Resources: having the right people in positions

Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in third person; this means words like “I,” “we,” and “you” are not appropriate. For more information see Differences Between First and Third Person.

Use the attached APA-formatted template (MGT301 Case1) to create your submission.

Your submission will include:

  • Trident University International’s cover page
  • A three-page paper with APA citations (2- to 3-sentence introduction, body, 2- to 3-sentence conclusion)
  • The reference list page in APA format

Grading Note:

At Trident University International, rubrics are used for grading. These rubrics specify the points available for each component of an assignment. Points are earned based on the level of the work submitted. The rubric located in the case dropbox is used for this case.

Assignment Expectations

Case reports are to be prepared in Microsoft Word and should be 3-4 pages in length, in addition to a cover page (course name and number, module number, session name, student name, and date prepared) and reference list – double-spaced, 12 pt. type, Times New Roman font.

Report content should include a brief introduction to the assignment, background information about the organization being studied, and some preliminary discussion of the concepts or theories being applied in addressing the questions or tasks proposed in the assignment. Use subtitles, bullets, and tables to improve presentation values. Attention is to be given to citing sources of information in-text (within the body of the paper) as well as in the end references section of your paper. In-text citation and end reference formatting instructions are available at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/. Submit your report in the Case Dropbox for this module on or before the date due, as indicated at the TLC Homepage.

All case papers in this class will be evaluated using the criteria as stated in the Case rubric. The following is a review of the rubric criteria: 

  • Assignment-Driven: Does the paper fully address all aspects of the assignment? Is the assignment addressed accurately and precisely using sound logic? Does the paper meet minimum length requirements? 
  • Critical Thinking: Does the paper demonstrate graduate-level analysis, in which information derived from multiple sources, expert opinions, and assumptions has been critically evaluated and synthesized in the formulation of a logical set of conclusions? Does the paper address the topic with sufficient depth of discussion and analysis? 
  • Business Writing: Is the essay logical, well organized and well written? Are the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary appropriate? Are section headings included? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary means of responding, or is justification/support instead conveyed through excessive use of direct quotations?     
  • Effective Use of Information: Does the submission demonstrate that the student has read, understood, and can apply the background materials for the module? If required, has the student demonstrated effective research, as evidenced by student’s use of relevant and quality sources? Do additional sources used provide strong support for conclusions drawn, and do they help in shaping the overall paper? 
  • Citing Sources: Does the student demonstrate understanding of APA Style of referencing, by inclusion of proper citations (for paraphrased text and direct quotations) as appropriate? Have all sources (e.g., references used from the Background page, the assignment readings, and outside research) been included, and are these properly cited? Have all sources cited in the paper been included on the References page? (Citation and reference style instructions are available at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/.)
  • Timeliness: Has the assignment been submitted to TLC (Trident’s learning management system) on or before the module’s due date?