Alternative Major Paper Assignment: Assignment Motivation and Influence
Due May 13
For your major paper, you have the option of writing this paper. You do NOT need to wrote two major papers, you only need to write one. As we are discussing motivation this week, and if you feel that you want your major paper to be on motivation, please feel free to write this paper instead of the major paper on leadership styles. The requirements for the paper are the same as those for the major paper on leadership styles.
Read Hackman and Johnson, Chapters 4, 5, & 6
1. Compare and contrast Charismatic and Transformational Leadership.
1. After reading the material on credibility, identify two people: one who is credible and one who is not. Then apply the text material to each one explaining why they have or lack credibility. You must select people you know and give them both names fictitious or real.
1. Analyze your own language to determine how you are being powerful and un-powerful in your communication.
1. How can you become an influential leader by using the techniques in Chapter 8? Use material to answer this question that you have not used in the previous questions.
Your paper should be 11- 12 pages long. It should be written as a college paper; meaning that it should be double spaced, spell-checked, with correct grammar. It should include 6-8 academic citations sources and should be formatted using APA 7TH edition.
Comprehension and Application Rubric
Applied to Motivation and Influence
Connections to Discipline
Sees (makes) connections across disciplines, perspectives
The paper thoroughly compares and contrasts charismatic versus transformation leadership.
The paper discusses charismatic and transformation leadership, but does not compare and contrast them.
The paper reflects little knowledge of charismatic and transformational leadership.
Connections to Experience
Connects relevant experience and academic knowledge.
The paper describes someone who is credible and someone who is not credible. Then using the material in the text, the student indicates why the person is credible and why the other one is not credible.
The paper describes someone who is credible and someone who is not, but there is little application of the text.
The paper reflects little knowledge of credibility or does not give an example.
Reflection and Self-Assessment
Demonstrates a developing sense of self as a learner, building on prior experiences to respond to new and challenging contexts (may be evident in self-assessment, reflective, or creative work)
The paper thoroughly analyzes the students language to determine if he is being powerful or unpowerful. The paper gives both positive and negative examples of language.
Paper gives personal examples of powerful language, but does not give negative examples.
Paper reflects little analysis of the students communication.
Adapts and applies skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations.
The student devises a personal plan which will allow him to influence his employees. The plan is thorough and comprehensive utilizing much of the material in the text. This discussion is not a repetition of the previous questions.
The student has a basic plan for increasing his or her influence using the text. The plan lacks details and development. Important material from the text is missing.
The plan for increasing influence does not include much material from the text.
APA format is used accurately and consistently. Paper reflects good grammar, spelling, syntax, and writing technique.
APA format is used accurately most of the time. Paper reflects good grammar, spelling, and writing technique.
APA format is not used to an acceptable level. Paper may include grammar, spelling, documentation, or writing technique problems.
(Adapted from Dr. Melody Hufman)