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UNIV 1213: Leadership and Teamwork

Assignment 2

Effective Leaders Dealing with a Problem

(20%=Group PowerPoint Presentation 10%; Group Written Report 10%)

Purpose of Assignment

Effective leaders are constantly facing leadership dilemmas. However, they know how to harness the power inherent in the dilemmas and mobilize people toward goals. In groups students will select a dilemma and develop a plan that would allow a person to discover ways to handle the dilemma. Students will focus on developing trust, and generating commitment, getting work done while building future performance capacity, integrating action and reflection, creating a shared vision, delegating, coordinating, resolving conflicts, and creating a shared vision while leveraging diversity.

Objectives

  • The students will be able to identify the different levels of management within an organization
  • The students will be able to identify leadership types at the different managerial levels within an organization
  • The students will be able to identify and analyze a dilemma.
  • The students will be able to explain the relationship between the problem, leadership type and an appropriate solution.
  • The students will be able to create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation as a team and write a convincing group report

 Instructional Media: Tools and Resources

  • You will be provided with online articles, reports, and different resources that will assist you in understanding dilemmas and the relationship between dilemmas, leadership type and solutions for dilemmas. You will be provided in-class time one week before the assignment is due in order to discuss in groups and search online for additional required resources

Requirements

PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Time limit of 8 minutes
  2. Group members should participate in the oral presentation equally
  3. If a student is absent on the day of the presentation he will receive only 50% of his group’s grade
  4. Maximum group size of 3 students
  5. PowerPoint: Maximum of 9 slides with 4 or 5 bullets on each slide
  6. Prepare attractive slides that add to your presentation. Use a picture, table, graph or diagram on most of the slides.
  7. Explain each key point on each of your slides
  8. DO NOT cut and paste your report into your slides
  9. Include the following slides in your presentation:

Slide 1:    Effective Leaders Dealing with a Problem

Title slide with the assignment name, students’ names and IDs, picture

Slide 2:    Outline

Outline of the slides in your presentation.

Slide 3:    Background of the Company

Introduce the company (name, products, history) and describe the current management-leadership structure in the company (multi-level or single-level, types of leaders at the different levels).

Slide 4:    The Leader

Describe the leader under focus and his background including his photo, name, age, qualifications, job history, leadership style.

Slide 5:    The Problem

Describe the problem faced by the leader. It could be a service or product problem. It is causing sales to slump. Give specific details including what caused the problem, who is involved, when the problem started, and the implications.

Slide 6:    Short-term Solution

Describe 3 strategies that will be used to address the problem in the short-term.

Slide 7:    Long-term Solution

Describe 3 strategies that will be used to address the problem in the long-term.

 Slide 8:   Summary

    Summarize the key points from the slides. Do not cut and paste the Outline slide here.

  1. Examples of excellent PowerPoint slide presentations can be found in the BlackBoard under ‘Assignments’.

Written Report

  1. The report must use your own language and should specify the reference(s) from which the information is taken. If you cut and paste a sentence you must use quotation marks and write the author, year, and page number in brackets in the text after the quotation.
  1. The report must:
  • have a cover page
  • use Times New Romans or Arial, font size: 12
  • have a space of 1.5 between lines,
  • be 4 full pages in length (not including the cover page or reference list)
  • be written in the third person (do not use “I” or “my” or “our” or “we”)
  • have cited references for all information found elsewhere
  • use topic sentences at the start of each paragraph
  • use full sentences (and no bullet points)
  1. The report must use the following headings:

Introduction

Include a clear thesis statement, justify the importance of the assignment, and give an outline of what topics the report will cover. (R)

Background of the Company

Introduce the company (name, products, history) and describe the current

management-leadership structure in the company (multi-level or single-level, types of leaders at the different levels). (R)

The Leader

Describe the leader under focus and his background including his photo, name, age,

qualifications, job history, leadership style.

The Problem

Describe the problem faced by the leader. It could be a service or product problem. It is causing sales to slump. Give specific details including what caused the problem, who is involved, when the problem started, and the implications. (R)

Short-term Solution

Describe 3 strategies that will be used to address the problem in the short-term. (R)

Long-term Solution

Describe 3 strategies that will be used to address the problem in the long-term. (R)

Conclusion

Restate the thesis statement, include a summary of the key points from the body paragraphs, and say how these key points answer the assignment.

References

Include at least 3 references. The references can be from e-brary, books, newspapers, or the internet (but not lecture slides). You must cite the author and year in the text of the essay. Also, for each reference you must list the author, year, article or book title, and publisher under References at the end of the essay.

  1. Examples of well written essays can be found in the BlackBoard under ‘Assignments’.

 

 

Submission Criteria

 

Date Due:                                       To be posted on Blackboard Under assignment’s link

 

Who must submit assignment:      A group member must post the assignment on                                                                          blackboard

 

Where to submit hard copies:        In class

 

Where to submit soft copies:          ‘Assignments’ in blackboard

 

The following piece of info must appear on the cover page:

UNIV 1213: Leadership and Teamwork

Dr. Deniz Palak

Section XXX

Names:

IDs:

Major:

Assignment 2: Effective Leaders Dealing with a Problem (20%)

 

Assessment Criteria

 

Criteria Assessment Rubric for PowerPoint Presentation SCORES
Title/Outline slides Outline slide presents an overview of the presentation topic, picture 2%
Background Introduce the company (name, products, history) and describe the current management-leadership structure in the company (multi-level or single-level, types of leaders at the different levels). 3%
The Leader Describe the leader under focus and his background including his photo, name, age, qualifications, job history, leadership style. 3%
The Problem Describe the problem faced by the leader. Give specific details including what caused the problem, who is involved, when the problem started, and the implications. 4%
Short-term solution Describe 3 strategies used to address the problem in the short-term. 3%
Long-term solution Describe 3 strategies used to address the problem in the long-term. 3%
Summary Final slide summarizes the key points from the slides 2%
Delivery Speaks clearly and confidently, looks at audience, does not read each slide word by word, keeps hands out of pockets 3%
Slide attractiveness Slides are attractive to look at with easy to read font, graphics, colors, headings, and sufficient white space 2%
TOTAL   25%

 

 

Criteria Assessment Rubric for Group Written Report SCORES
Introduction Contains thesis statement, states why assignment is important, outlines the body topics. (R) 3%
Background Introduce the company (name, products, history) and describe the current management-leadership structure in the company (multi-level or single-level, types of leaders at the different levels). (R) 3%
The Leader Describe the leader under focus and his background including his photo, name, age, qualifications, job history, leadership style. 3%
The Problem Describe the problem faced by the leader. Give specific details including what caused the problem, who is involved, when the problem started, and the implications. (R) 4%
Short-term solution Describe 3 strategies used to address the problem in the short-term. (R) 3%
Long-term solution Describe 3 strategies used to address the problem in the long-term. (R) 3%
Conclusion Thesis statement is restated, key points from the report are summarized. 3%
Mechanics Punctuation and spelling and capitalization are correct, words are well chosen, writer uses own words, no cut and pasting, use of headings, uses topic sentences, uses third person, full sentences, no bullet points 5%
References Contains at least 3 relevant references, correct referencing rules used, references cited in body of report 3%
TOTAL   30%

 

Notes about Scoring

 

  • Each score will be converted into an assessment score out of 10% and then added together to give a total score out of 20%.

Late Assignments

  • If a BB copy of your assignment is between 1 day late and 7 days late – you will have 10% of marks deducted each day late.
  • If a BB copy of your assignment is more than 1 week late you will receive 0% marks.

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