ASSIGNMENT 07 BU450 Leadership Skills Directions: Be sure to save an electronic

ASSIGNMENT 07

BU450 Leadership Skills

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

The challenge for this chapter presents a case of a manager who must implement several unpopular changes that he/she does not agree with and that come on the heels of other recent changes. There has been no input into the change and it is implemented top-down. None of the recommended processes for successful change in this chapter have been implemented. There has not been a period of unfreezing, although some of the changes may be appropriate, and there was little freezing last time change was announced.

The case is relatively typical of what mid-level leaders face in many organizations. They are charged with putting in places changes without much warning or input. Imagine you are the manager in this situation.

Describe two (2) ways that you could you approach the team.

How much of your personal feeling should you share? Provide one (1) supporting fact to justify your position.

Describe four (4) key actions that you should take.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

CATEGORY

Exemplary

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Unacceptable

Approaching the team (25 points)

25 points

18 points

12 points

5 points

Student provides a clear, logical description of at least 2 ways that the team could be approached.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of 1-2 ways that the team could be approached.

Student provides a weak or unclear description of 1-2 ways that the team could be approached.

Student provides a poor description of 1 way that the team could be approached.

Personal feelings (20 points)

20 points

15 points

10 points

5 points

Student provides a clear, logical description of how much of your personal feelings you should share, along with at least 1 clear, logical supporting fact.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of how much of your personal feelings you should share, along with at least 1 mostly clear, logical supporting fact.

Student provides a weak or unclear description of how much of your personal feelings you should share, along with at least 1 weak or unclear supporting fact.

Student provides a poor description of how much of your personal feelings you should share, along with at least 1 poor supporting fact.

Key actions (30 points)

30 points

25 points

15 points

5 points

Student provides a clear, logical description of at least 4 key actions that should be taken.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of 3-4 key actions that should be taken.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of 1-2 key actions that should be taken.

Student provides a weak or unclear description of 1 key action that should be taken.

Mechanics -Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling (10 Points)

10 points

8 points

5 points

2 points

Student makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Format – APA Format, Citations, Organization, Transitions (15 Points)

15 points

12 points

8 points

5 points

The paper is written in proper format. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. Excellent organization, including a variety of thoughtful transitions.

The paper is written in proper format with only 1-2 errors. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and most are cited correctly. Adequate organization includes a variety of appropriate transitions.

The paper is written in proper format with only 3-5 errors. Most sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. Essay is poorly organized, but may include a few effective transitions.

The paper is not written in proper format. Many sources used for quotes and facts are less than credible (suspect) and/or are not cited correctly. Essay is disorganized and does not include effective transitions.