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Theory and practice(6th
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E. E., III., & Worley, C. G. (2011). Management reset: Organizing
for sustainable effectiveness. San Francisco, CA: Wiley.
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team research project is designed to answer one key question: using your
team’s unique theory of leadership,how
does leadership and ethical behavior affect employee performance?
I: Theory-Hypotheses: In this first phase, your
team builds a theory about leadership behaviororleader ethical behavior and how those
behaviors impact employee performance. Using your text material, research,
readings, and in-depth interviews (each team member will interview two people;
hopefully, the people interviewed will be as different from one another as
possible). The specific interview questions will be left up to you, but
you should explore the interview subjects’ beliefs about which leadership or
ethical behaviors are important, and how these behaviors affect employee
performance. Let them tell you what is important! Do not provide a
set of concepts for them! For example, one interview question might
be: “When you think about times that you had good leadership, what
specific leader behaviors contributed to how you performed?” or “When you think
about good ethical leaders, what behaviors stand out as being particularly
effective in changing employee behavior/performance?” Your project can
focus on the concepts in this course, but should go beyond those concepts as
II: Interview Method Description:
This section of your research paper should describe your interview participants
(no names or other identifying information), the questions asked in the
interviews, the participants’ responses to the interview questions, and the
themes/concepts that emerged from the interviews.
III: Incorporate Interview Data into Theory and Hypotheses:
Once your interviews are completed, your team will distill the most interesting
themes from your interviews into specific predictions that can be tested with
data. Hypotheses can focus on the concepts in this course, but (again)
should go beyond these concepts as well. Feel free to focus on the
concepts that interest you and your team. Incorporate your interview data
into your Leadership Theory. Explicitly show the changes you made to your
original Leadership Theory based on the interviews. Express your theory
in diagram form.
IV: Recommendations for practicing managers:
Use this section of your paper to make recommendations to practicing managers
based on your theory and the interview data that you collected. No two
teams may present the same leadership theory. To meet the threshold for a B grade, no fewer than 10,
non-textbook, relevant references must be used and cited [use the APA
Publication Manual for citation style; this is very important for electronic
sources--Internet, etc.]. At least ten sources are
required; with at least eight of those sources from current (2010-2014),
reputable, peer-reviewed journals. The other sources may include academic
and professional periodicals, government publications (to include CD ROM resources),
magazines, and newspaper articles. All work submitted must be the
original work of the student(s), and will be checked for originality using
online software (Turnitin.com). Plagiarism will result in a failing grade
for the project, and possible for the course [see Cheating Policy]. This
paper will be between 10 and 12 pages in length--no more than 15 pages.
Number all pages and use American Psychological Association (APA) format,
12-point font, double-spacing (LS = 2), paragraph indention, section headings,
and submit in MS-Word format. This is expected to be a scholarly
project. It will include a title page, executive summary, research report
body including introduction, theory/problem/issue, and
recommendations/suggestions for managers, (at least one) graphic(s), and
references page. Grades will be based on scholarship, application of
course material, coherence, reference quality, format, and grammatical
correctness. Your work should look business-like and professional. Written assignments displaying
disproportionately poor grammar or a poor quality of written communication
skills will be assigned a grade that is at least one letter grade lower than
might otherwise have been assigned. Use Turnitin.com
(instructions to be provided in class) to establish the originality of all workBEFOREit is submitted for gradingif requested by your instructor.