You will submit a research paper on the topic of your personal philosophy of leadership based on the course readings. You will submit a bibliography that includes at least 11 scholarly, peer-reviewed resources as well as the course texts and the Bible. Provide a correctly-formatted current APA title page with a running head and page numbers. Be sure to include a brief description of why each source was selected (3–5 sentences each).
Personal Philosophy of Leadership Paper Instructions
Our faith is not an “add on” faith, where we live our lives and then add on some “Christian-y” things, like church or mealtime prayers. Our faith is foundational to everything we are—it is the true basis for our thinking and, therefore, our actions. Thus, our actions as leaders in business are rooted in our faith, in the Scripture that informs our Christian development. What does this look like in your life? How is your leadership, as a follower of The Way, different from those who do not know the eternal God? This paper will address your personal leadership style, as a created being of God learning His ways.
To complete this paper, it will be important to understand your own leadership style, tendencies, and approaches, so that you may best know how to improve your leadership and build a complementary team around areas that do not reflect your strengths. The course text by Northouse not only explores theories and practices of leadership, it also includes a series of self-assessments to help one understand his or her personal leadership tendencies and styles. For this assignment, you will complete at least 5 of the text’s self-assessments of your choice to provide a better understanding of your leadership. Since we are influenced by many in our leadership understandings and beliefs, you will also conduct research to support your beliefs about leadership. With this material in hand, you have the information you need to develop the paper. At least 8 sources are required for this assignment.
The Personal Philosophy of Leadership Paper will follow this format:
- Title Page
- Body of the Paper (1,500–2,000 words)
- Part 1: The Christian Leader: What does it mean to be an effective Christian leader? Use Scripture and your research to lay the foundation for effective service as a leader.
- Part 2: My Leadership Style: Describe your personal leadership style and tendencies, citing at least 5 assessments from the course text as part of your explanation. What are the strengths and weaknesses this style presents? Any examples for your style? Can you connect the research from Part 1 to your styles and tendencies in Part 2?
- Reference page