Week 4 – Assignment
Out-Group and Diversity
[WLOs: 1, 3] [CLOs: 3, 4]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read and review Chapters 1-11 from Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice. Additionally, review the Week 4 Weekly Lecture and Week 5 Final Paper pages.
This weekâ€™s assignment answers questions from the Week 5 Final Paper and builds on the work you completed in your Week 2 Effective Leadership and Week 3 Leadership Styles, Skills, and Vision assignments. This weekâ€™s assignment addresses topics concerning out-groups and embracing diversity.
This paper will build upon your Week 2 and Week 3 assignments. You will incorporate the feedback you received from your instructor from the Week 2 and Week 3 assignments, and add the content for this paper into the same document. Sections A, B, and C were completed in the last two weeks, and this week you will add Sections D and E. Update your title page, add any new references to your references page, and update your introduction and conclusion.
Section D: Select and answer one of these bullets (create an appropriate APA headingâ€”do not label as â€œSection Dâ€ in your paper):
- Explain how this leader achieved the difficult task of integrating their task and relationship behaviors.
- Explain how this leader groomed followers to become leaders.
- Describe the methods or approaches this person used to become a better leader.
Section E: Address all of these bullets (create an appropriate APA headingâ€”do not label as â€œSection Eâ€ in your paper):
Note: In Week 5, additional bullets will be added to this section.
- Examine the necessity for a leader to have good out-group member listening skills as well as the ability to handle conflict and overcome obstacles.
- Describe the ways in which a leader can embrace diversity and inclusion within the organization.
It is strongly encouraged that you receive feedback on your paper using the Ashford Writing Center Paper Review before submitting this assignment. It is recommended that you submit your paper for a paper review at least two days before your assignment is due in order to receive feedback and implement it into your paper before submitting your paper to Waypoint. For instructions on how to use this feature, please review the Ashford Writing Center Paper Review (Links to an external site.) web page.
The Out-Group and Diversity paper
- Must be six to nine double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centerâ€™s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
- Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.
- Must use at least five scholarly or credible sources in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centerâ€™s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.