Length: Paper: 4 – 5 double-spaced pages (excluding title and references pages)
Due: Week 3 by Sunday Midnight
Value: 120 Points for 12% of the grade
Post: Week 3 Assignments
Prepare and submit a 4 – 5 page paper that defines, compares and contrasts leadership and
management, identifies the traits and characteristics of effective leaders and efficient managers,
assesses your effectiveness as a leader and manager, and reflects on insights gained. A well-constructed
paper will reference 3 or more scholarly sources including 2 journal articles such as those assigned in
Weeks 1 and 2, and adhere to APA standards.
Leadership and Management
Define, compare and contrast leadership and management. Support your analysis with 2 scholarly
sources including 1 journal article.
Traits and Characteristics
Identify the traits and characteristics of an effective leader and efficient manager, and discuss why they
important. Support your analysis with two (2) or more scholarly sources including 1 journal article.
Based on your analysis of the traits and characteristics of leaders and managers, assess your personal
effectiveness as a leader and a manager. You may want to draw on the findings from the Trait and Skills
Questionnaires at the end of chapters 2 and 3 in Northouse. Include an analysis of why you are or aren’t
stronger in one and/or the other role.
Identify three (3) insights gained into leadership, management, and/or your personal effectiveness. What
surprised you and what will you do differently to enhance your effectiveness? Describe two (2) specific
actions you will take to enhance your leadership and/or managerial effectiveness.
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