Contemporary leadership – due in 16 hours

Contemporary Leadership
Write a three page paper (not including the title and reference pages) about a contemporary leadership situation that is familiar to you. Your paper needs to:
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Identify the development level and style demonstrated in the situation. 
Support your position with specific examples. 
Explain whether the action taken was appropriate and effective.
Determine and discuss if the situational leadership approach would be useful in understanding the leadership applied to the situation. 

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In addition to the requirements above, your paper:

Must be double-spaced and 12 point font
Must be formatted according to APA style
Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph
Must reference at least two scholarly resources
Must include a reference page written in APA format

Rubric
Identify the Development Level and Leadership Style
Total: 1.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly and comprehensively identifies the development level and leadership style demonstrated in the situation.  Clearly describes the leadership style, supported by relevant examples. 
Proficient – Identifies the development level and leadership style demonstrated in the situation. The discussion provides an example, but is missing one or more minor details. 
Basic – Briefly describes the development level and leadership style demonstrated in the situation.  The discussion lacks examples and detail.
Below Expectations – The discussion does not identify the development level and style demonstrated in the situation.  The position is not supported by specific examples. 
Non-Performance – The discussion of development level and style demonstrated is non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions. 
Appropriate and Effective Action
Total: 1.00
Distinguished – Provides a comprehensive explanation of whether the correct action was taken.  The response clearly addresses whether the action was appropriate and effective. 
Proficient – Provides an explanation of whether the action taken was correct.  Limited discussion on whether the action was appropriate and effective. 
Basic – Provides a limited explanation of whether the action taken was correct.  The response does not include rationale of why the action was appropriate and how it was effective. 
Below Expectations – Provides a response that does not clearly explain whether the action taken was correct, appropriate, or effective.  The response is vague and lacks support. 
Non-Performance – The discussion of the action taken is non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions. 
The Situational Leadership Approach
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively discusses the situational leadership approach, and provides detailed information on how the approach was applied to the situation.  A connection between knowledge of the leadership approach and practical application to the situation is made clear.  
Proficient – Discusses the situational leadership approach, and provides information on how the approach was applied to the situation.  The discussion lacks a connection between knowledge of the leadership approach and practical application to the situation. 
Basic – Briefly discusses the situational leadership approach, but the discussion does not provide enough information on how the approach was applied to the situation.  Response lacks detail.
Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss the situational leadership approach.  A connection between the leadership style and application to the situation was not made clear. 
Non-Performance – The discussion of situational leadership is non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions. 
Written Communication: Content Development
Total: 0.20
Distinguished – Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and develop sophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.
Proficient – Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.
Basic – Uses appropriate and pertinent content, but does not apply it toward discovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping the written work.
Below Expectations – Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to the topic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work, and may distract the reader from its purpose.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.20
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
APA Formatting
Total: 0.20
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper; however, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper.  Layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting.  There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Page Requirement
Total: 0.20
Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirements predetermined in the assignment description.
Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement.
Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Resource Requirement
Total: 0.20
Distinguished – Provides ample resources and uses the correct amount of sources from the specified search agent.
Proficient – Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.
Basic – Provides over half of the  sources required in the assignment instructions.
Below Expectations – Barely provides adequate resources and unable to include sources from specified search agent.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Required Resource
Text
Northouse, P. (2018). Leadership theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 4: Behavior Approach
Chapter 5: Situational ApproApproach 

Recommended Resource
Article
The following article below can be retrieved from the ProQuest database.
Marques, J. (2008, August). The five steps toward awakened leadership. Performance Improvement, 47(7), 20-23.

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