Leadership Reflection Paper

A critical, self-reflective paper that will draw temporary closure to this leadership experience is also a requirement. Using your journal, the readings, class discussions, personal experiences(full-time student), etc., each member will give written voice to their personal leadership journey in a paper not to exceed 16 typed pages. This may be unlike end-of-the-term assignments from other classes in that, most frequently, you do NOT start the project until the end of the term. You may be thinking about it, making notes about it, but since it is to capture your entire journey, it is not possible to do the assignment in advance as your thinking should be evolving until the end of the term.

The purpose of this assignment is for you to engage in an in-depth set of observations about leadership and various concepts and in learning about yourself in relation to the concepts. This is a self-designed experience to relate your life observations (anecdotes) to the concepts that we are studying.

You should think carefully about how you believe you will learn the most about leadership. I want you to think about what you can do that you believe will further your learning. I would like you to develop a systematic means by which you will reflect upon the relationship of the concepts and readings to what you are observing in newspaper articles / news.

I want you to consider how you as an individual are affected, how you feel, how you are touched, your innermost reflections and introspections related to how you understand leadership your questions (and answers) and about how you have developed and are developing (in your knowledge and understanding about leadership.

The reflection should be no less than 10 pages (double-spaced), and no more than 16 pages (double-spaced). All papers should follow APA format.

Course Materials:

Northouse, P. (2012) Leadership: Theory & Practice, Sage Publications.

Carnegie, D. (2010) How to Win Friends and Influence People, Simon and Schuster.

Kouzes, J. and Posner, B. (2011) Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People

Demand It.

Rowe, W. (2013) Cases in Leadership, Sage Publications.