In an 20 page paper with 10 scholarly peer reviewed references, explore the leader within the organization. Leading can be a difficult task. It is hard to know what other leaders are thinking, what is important to them, and how they do it day in and day out. Visit the U.S. Coast Guardâ€™s website and read how leaders do their job every day from their own essays. Go to http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-w/g-wt/g-wtl/essays/index.htm. Select two to evaluate. Apply a leadership theory to the writerâ€™s thoughts.
In addition, evaluate your own personal leadership characteristics by taking the following assessment instrument at http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/survlead.html.
The survey is designed to provide you with feedback about your level of preference or comfort with leadership characteristics and skills. In your analysis and evaluation, note what your strengths are and areas for development. Your leadership paper should synthesize OB theories and concepts learned throughout the term demonstrating your ability to apply to real-world scenarios. You should have strong ties to all chapters of your textbook readings as well as scholarly academic peer-reviewed articles research in the Keiser University online library.