Manager Analysis – Due April 22

 

The assignment requires you to select a famous manager, research him, and then analyze his style using the theories in class.

 

1)    Select one famous manager.

2)    Then do extensive research on this manager.

3)    Write a description of the history you discovered in your research being sure to document.

4)    Describe trait leadership, functional leadership, and Path-Goal Situational Leadership.

5)    Apply each of those theories to the manager.

6)    Explain which theory most accurately described the manager you were analyzing based on the applied to the manager based on the information that you had.

7)    Which theory was the most difficult to apply and why?

This paper should be a minimum of 5-6 pages. It may be longer. Cite from 5-7 academic sources.  Do not quote directly from the text but put this material in your own words being sure to document. Use the APA (7the edition) format to document the websites.  Please consult the for the course.

 

 

Inquiry and Analysis Rubric

 

 

Excellent (3)

Acceptable (2)

Unacceptable (1)

Criteria

Topic

 

The student thoroughly described the manager including information over several years.  Many details were included.

 

The student described the manager including information over serval situations.

 

The student includes only vague information over the manager.

 

 

 

Existing Knowledge, Research, and/or Views

 

The student synthesized in-depth information from relevant sources representing various points of view/approaches.  Student included at least 8-10 sources.

 

The student presented information from relevant sources representing limited points of view/approaches. The student included 5-7 sources.

 

The student presented information from irrelevant sources representing limited points of view/approaches. Student included 4 or fewer sources.

 

Design Process

The student thoroughly described all three theories including the details:  Trait Leadership, Path-Goal Situational Leadership, and Functional Leadership.

 

All three theories were described, but some elements of the theoretical framework were missing, incorrectly developed, or unfocused.

 

The paper demonstrated a misunderstanding of the theories.

 

 

 

Analysis

Student accurately and comprehensively applied all three theories to the manager.

The student accurately applied two theories, but had some trouble with the one of them.

 

The student had trouble applying the theories.

 

Conclusions

Student thoroughly explained which theory gave the most insights into this particular manager including specific details.

 

 

The student identified which theory more accurately described the manager and explains why.

 

Student had some trouble explaining why one theory most accurately described the manager.

 

Limitations and Implications—

Thoroughly discussed why a particular theory was difficult to apply and explained their rationale for making that decision,

Discussed why a particular theory was difficult to apply to that manager.

 

May have selected a theory which was difficult to apply, but provided limited rationale for that selection.

 

 

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