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  • Assess Your Personal Leadership Style

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    Week 7 – Assignment: Assess Your Personal Leadership Style

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    Your task this week is to reflect on your personal leadership potential. To prepare for this discussion, begin by taking one of the following free online quizzes (they’re designed to give you a baseline idea of your leadership characteristics). Or, you may want to seek out other leadership assessments listed in this week’s resources.

    After completing your self-assessment, prepare a paper on your leadership style. In your paper, address the following questions:

    • What do your results from the assessment say about you as a leader?
    • How accurately do you think they portray you? What new insights have you learned about yourself? What results do you think are inaccurate?
    • Consider the leadership assessments discussed this week, which ones do you feel would be most beneficial to participate in? Why?
    • How would you like to increase your leadership ability?
    • How could you apply the principles of one of the leadership theories discussed in the course to increase your leadership ability?
    • What role, if any, do you feel your gender plays in your leadership style?
    • What steps can you take to ensure you lead in an ethical manner?

    Length:  5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

    References: Support your paper with at least five scholarly references. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

    Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

     

  • Blog about the Challenges of e-Leadership

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    Week 5 – Assignment 2: Blog about the Challenges of e-Leadership

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    Warm-Up Activity: How to Create a Blog Entry

    Blogs are web-based journals that typically present an individual’s thoughts and perspectives about a particular topic, but they go beyond just an online diary. Many blogs are written to help people who may be experiencing similar situations that the blogger has experienced, or to address issues of concern to them.

    Your second task this week is to write content suitable for a 350- to 500-word blog article that explores the challenges of e-leadership. Your target audience includes organizational stakeholders that are interested in leadership development. In your blog article, you will need to:

    • Share the challenges you’ve experienced working with a leader virtually (i.e., via technology).
    • Recommend strategies for effective e-leadership.

    Length: 350- to 500-word post

    References:  Support your blog with at least one source published in peer-reviewed journals in the past 7 years. In addition to this specified resource, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included. Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate.

    Your blog post should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

     

  • 6 Present Cross-Cultural Leadership Lessons

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    Week 6 – Assignment: Present Cross-Cultural Leadership Lessons

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    For this week’s assignment, assume that you are a consultant working with a multinational organization. Specifically, you have been asked to deliver a speech to organizational leaders regarding cross-cultural leadership.

    You will create your video presentation by using a video capturing tool located in NCUOne. To access the video capturing tool, follow the tutorial found in your Books and Resources for this Week. Create a video that addresses notable lessons learned from research about cross-cultural leadership. Be sure your video addresses issues related to:

    • What is “cross-cultural” leadership and why is it important to understand?
    • What cultural dimensions are related to leadership?
    • How does culture influence the acceptance and rejection of leader attributes/behaviors?
    • Are there any leadership behaviors and attributes that are endorsed universally across all cultures? If not, why not. If so, provide examples.
    • Are there any leadership behaviors and attributes that are rejected across all cultures? If not, why not. If so, provide examples.
    • What are some culture-specific leadership characteristics (i.e., leadership characteristics favored by some cultures, rejected by others)? Provide examples.

    You will create your video presentation by using a video capturing tool located in NCUOne. To access the video capturing tool, follow the tutorial found in your Books and Resources for this Week.

    Length: 5 to 7-minute video; 1-page document for references

    References:  Support your video with at least three references to peer-reviewed sources.

    Your video should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly and current APA standards.

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  • 5 Annotated Bibliography on Gender Differences in Leadership

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    Week 5 – Assignment 1: Prepare an Annotated Bibliography on Gender Differences in Leadership

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    Spotlight on Skills: Information Literacy: Finding What You Need in the Library

    In this and other courses, you need to find information, usually scholarly articles from the library, to support your learning activity. View the Northcentral How to Search Like an Expert Tutorial, located under your weekly resources, to learn how to Search Like an Expert and find what you need efficiently in the vast holdings of the Northcentral Library. It’s well worth your time

    Spotlight on Skills: Building an Annotated Bibliography

    In this assignment, you will prepare an annotated bibliography of resources that you have gathered on various topics throughout the course.

    This week’s readings include research has found that in organizations today, women are underrepresented in leadership positions. In this assignment, you will explore research to better understand gender and leadership. For this task, you will do a search of the literature to find articles to explain both the similarities and differences in male and female leaders (e.g., leadership behaviors, styles, habits, characteristics, potential, effectiveness). What barriers do female employees face in gaining leadership roles?  In addition, explore research that could be used for training and self-development purposes to help female supervisors/managers become more effective leaders. You may wish to draw on this research for your Signature Assignment.

    Prepare an annotated bibliography of at least five research articles published in peer-reviewed journals in the past seven years. Carefully read the instructions on preparing an Annotated Bibliography in this week’s Skills Builder section.

    Length: Five annotations

    Your annotated bibliography should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

     

  • Examine Millennial Leadership

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    More and more organizations are investing in developing leaders with integrity, honesty, and a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. Research shows that leaders who adopt authentic or servant-leadership styles of influence positively impact the profitability and long-term success of the organization. Today, almost 50% of the workforce is comprised of millennials, and so organizations must determine best practices to prepare this new generation of leaders.

    Assume that you are the academic features editor of an online business newsletter. Develop a Q&A article about millennial leadership based on your responses to the following questions:

    • How are millennials changing the workforce? How are millennials influencing leadership today?
    • Is a servant leadership approach appropriate for leadership development in millennials? If yes, why? If not, what other styles of leadership would be appropriate?
    • How can organizations develop millennials into authentic leaders?
    • What leadership skills do this generation seem to lack compared to other generations? What leadership skills does this generation have?
    • How can organizations prepare millennials for leadership roles?
    • What types of skills will a millennial leader value in the future workforce?

    You will need to summarize key ideas, express yourself clearly, and illustrate your points.

    Length: 5 to 7-page online article

    References: Support your statements with at least five references from research published in peer-reviewed journals in the past 5 years.

    Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

  • Complete the First Draft of the NIH-R36 Grant Application

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    Week 7 – Assignment: Complete the First Draft of the NIH-R36 Grant Application

    In order to complete this assignment, review the NIH General Instructions Application packet. It will guide you through the process of completing the R36 Grant Application Package and give you specific information on what to include in each section (e.g., project summary, biographical sketch, specific aims).

    In Week 5, you completed a foundation grant proposal; this week, you will write a draft of the research grant proposal using the same program, but with the added research component. Pay careful attention to the differences between the grant proposal you draft for this week; some parts will be the same, others must be modified or moved around, while others will be completely unique to the new proposal.

    As a reminder, in Week 3, you identified the specific aims and research objectives. In Week 4, you created a budget and wrote a statement of personal capacity (you can use this to inform your biosketch).

    You are now ready to flesh out your specific aims and research method section and complete the rest of the elements required for the R36 grant. Be sure to follow the directions in the NIH General Instructions Application packet precisely. Focus on the following:

    • The abstract
    • The project narrative
    • Specific aims
    • The research strategy
    • The bio sketch
    • The budget and justification

    **Note: NIH grants are written in single space, NOT double space!

    Complete the NIH R36 research grant application in a Word file. You must also include the following in a Word document along with the NIH R36 research grant application:

    • Project summary/abstract (no more than 30 lines of text)
    • Project narrative (2-3 sentences)
    • Biographical sketch (5 pages max)
    • Budget (3 pages)
    • Budget justification (as long as needed)
    • Specific aims (1-page max)
    • Research strategy (6 pages max)

    In addition, meet with your professor for about 15 minutes to discuss any questions that come up regarding the specific details of your grant application requirements.

    Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

    Length: 10-20 pages, not including title and reference pages

    Your proposal should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.

  • Analyze Foundation, Government, and Research Grants

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    For this week’s assignment, create a voice-over PowerPoint presentation that explains the following information for five to seven foundations grantors and five to seven government grantors. Assume you are presenting to key decision makers for a foundation, government, or research granting agency.

    Include the following in your presentation:

    • Name each foundation, government, or research entity.
    • Provide the mission statement of the foundation, government, or research entity.
    • Examine the details of each entity (length of time in existence, the total amount of funds granted, and/or a total number of programs funded).
    • If available, provide a list of programs funded by the foundation, government, or research entity over the last three years.
    • Explain the process of application (e.g., letter of inquiry, full proposal, letter of interest, letter of intent to apply).

    Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists and should cite material appropriately. Add audio to each slide using the Media section of the Insert tab in the top menu bar for each slide.

    Be sure to reference your selected foundations and government grantors. You may include other resources, but it is not required.

    Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
    Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide

    Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate.

  • Complete a First Draft of the CHE Grant Proposal

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    Week 5 – Assignment: Complete a First Draft of the CHE Grant Proposal

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    Complete the CHE Stage II grant application and then submit the copy of the grant to your professor for review. When writing the grant, consider the questions you answered in your Week 4 assignment. Also, use the budget you created in Week 4 (do not follow the CHE guidelines for the budget).

    In addition, meet with your professor for about 15 minutes to discuss any questions that come up regarding the specific details of your grant application requirements.

    Length: Go by the character (not word) count listed on the CHE application guide.

    Your proposal should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.

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  • Week 4 – Assignment 2: Create a Statement of Organizational or Personal Capacity

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    Week 4 – Assignment 2: Create a Statement of Organizational or Personal Capacity

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    This week, write a brief statement of organizational or personal capacity. Your statement of capacity should correspond with the requirements identified in the CHE Application Information Guide Stage II (pp. 3-4). Please note the character limit for the Application’s Qualifications is up to 2,400 characters or 350 words.

    Provide a brief overview of your personal or the organization’s capacity to undertake the work. Explain what, if any, experience you and/or your organization have had concerning the type of work for which you seek support. Be sure to indicate who will be responsible for the work and what expertise they bring to the project. Then, reveal whether other organizations in your community, region, or nation are doing similar work and if they are, explain if you have sought information from them or will work with them in any way.

    Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

    Length: as required by the CHE guidelines

    Your assignment should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.

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