unit 5 gb600 leadership strategies for a changing world unit 5


Unit 5 GB600 Leadership Strategies for a Changing World



Unit 5 Focus Paper Desired Leadership Role

Focus Paper

Setting: It is 5

10 years in the future and you have just been appointed to a highly

desirable leadership role, one for

which you have been preparing for many years. The

organization has strong viability but is currently ineffective due to power struggles and

an unhealthy organizational culture that is preventing it from reaching its potential


Write a seven to ten (7

10) pa

ge paper (excluding title and reference pages) that

includes the following:



include some background on the organization (real or

fictitious) and the leadership role to which you have been appointed.


Research on empowering leadership and its

effect on organizational



Analysis of the influence of leadership on organization effectiveness,

including the use of power and politics to accomplish goals.


Recommendations for empowering your team members and subordinates

and how you will use

honest and ethical influence tactics to increase

organization effectiveness.


Conclusion should briefly summarize the primary points of the paper and

bring forward a call to action.

The Assignment will be evaluated using the Focus Paper Rubric located in

the course

Syllabus. Therefore, please ensure it is written with proper grammar, in APA format

(including clear section headings), and includes at least three cited and referenced


one of which must be a peer reviewed (scholarly) journal article



There is a Focus Paper Template in Doc Sharing.

The point distribution for the Assignment will be as follows:


50% (50 points): Content, focus, use of research, and organization


30% (30 points): Analysis and critical thinking


20% (20 points): Writing style, grammar, APA format

Submit to the Unit 5: Focus Paper Dropbox. This Assignment is due by the end of Unit 5

Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. ET



Title of Paper


Student Name

GB600.xx (xx = section #)

Leadership Strategies for a Changing World





Name of Professor








Title of Paper

This section will typically be one or two paragraphs. It is also important to remember that the introduction should create interest and entice the reader to keep reading the paper. Specifically, you will need to introduce the reason for your paper, create interest, tell your reader what the paper includes, and briefly introduce the recommendations. The introduction is a component of the “Content” grade.

Content and Analysis

(This is the description; not the section title.)

            This section should have sub-sections for any topic that consists of more than two paragraphs. This helps to organize your thoughts and present your findings in a clear manner for your reader. This is where the main points of the paper are clearly developed. In addition, this portion of the paper should include classifications, explanations, comparisons, and inferences. Apply critical thinking to this section by using the appropriate judgments and assessments based on your evaluation and synthesis of information. This section will be in your own words as you will describe what you read or learned from the various sources that were reviewed. Do not include long, direct quotes from your sources. Use your voice by paraphrasing and using proper citations. This portion of the paper is a component of both the “Content” and the “Analysis and Critical Thinking” grade.  However, it is always a good idea to have three recourses or literary references to your written assignments.


You should think of writing this section as if you were telling your boss or a consulting client about something you have learned. It is your opportunity to APPLY your learning to a business context. The recommendations are a component of the “Analysis & Critical Thinking” grade. Support your recommendations with sound literary resources.


In the conclusion (1-2 paragraphs) you should succinctly summarize the key points of the paper and reiterate your recommendations in such a manner as to elicit a call to action. The conclusion is a component of the “Content” grade.



Please be sure your references are in APA format. Citations and references strengthen your analysis and recommendations and are required for Focus Papers. Please ensure you have a minimum of three references at least one of which must be a peer reviewed (scholarly) journal article. The sources utilized are a component of the “Content” grade.