leading people and teams

leading people and teams

This assignment involves two objectives that are important for this course:

1. Develop a personal understanding of one’s values, skills, and styles to effectively lead people and teams.
2. Select contemporary models of workplace diversity and strategies for creating inclusive organizations.
3. Evaluate best practices for leading teams.
4. Identify how to build and maintain influence, networks, and followership.

Please think about what you have learned from the course before beginning to write. Some chapters and lectures will have resonated with you more than others. Consider the theories, concepts, and ideas that you believe best helped you begin to understand yourself and how you will lead yourself and teams throughout your career. You should have completed the Skills, Baggage, Values, and Goals assignment before beginning your team project. Please incorporate what you learned about your own values, skills, and styles from working with your team. This is required for the first objective, and you may choose to use it for the others as well. Just be sure to incorporate theories and concepts from the textbook and remember that you may also cite outside sources as well.

Your completed paper will be between 3.5 and 6 double-spaced pages (plus a reference page). It should be organized with a short introduction, four separate sections for each of the objectives (they can be in any order) and a short conclusion. Be sure to use a size 12 Serif (e.g., Times New Roman) font with one-inch margins on all four sides. You need to use APA or MLA format. As this is academic writing, do not write in first-person and do not use contractions.

You need to utilize course material (theories, concepts, etc.) to demonstrate that you have read, understood, and can apply what is being learned and discussed in this course. Be sure to use and cite course material (theories, concepts, etc.) to guide your writing. While you may utilize any of our course materials, and lectures, you can also use “credible” sources.