In your opinion, what are the qualities of an ideal leader? Describe the characteristics, competencies, skills and traits that an ideal leader possesses and why?

Due ASAP (by tonight, 8/15/16) Please read Rubric and any articles that sourceful and use the book listed below as reference. Needs to be palgerism free. 5 Page paper not including Cover page and Reference. APA Format.

 

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The purpose of this paper is to articulate your personal philosophy of leadership development and your own development as a leader. The paper should draw from existing leadership and leadership development theories, as well as the readings, the discussion board discussion threads, your interviews, your learning journal, team paper and other activities.

Your paper should address the following topics:

1. An ideal leader

In your opinion, what are the qualities of an ideal leader? Describe the characteristics, competencies, skills and traits that an ideal leader possesses and why?

Feel free to come up with a model, visual, audio or example to support your description.

When thinking about an ideal leader you might consider a well-known leader like Nelson Mandela, but you can also think about someone from your work, your community or your church like one of the leaders you interviewed for week three.

2. Becoming a Leader

From your perspective, what does it take to become a leader in terms of training, education, networking, experience, character development, mentoring etc. and why?

3. My Personal Leadership Development

3.1. Where are you now?

Looking at your personal leadership development and your description of your ideal leader earlier in this paper, where are you currently in your development as a leader? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

3.2. Where will you be?

What are the one or two areas of continuous improvement and how do you intend to work on those?

Professionalism

This paper should draw from multiple sources including the class readings, external readings e.g. journal articles, the discussion board discussion threads, videos, your interviews, your learning journal, team activities and class activities and discussions, using APA style to cite references and present references in a reference list. The paper should be written in at academic level and free of typographical and grammatical errors. Points are deducted for spelling and grammatical errors and incorrect APA citations.

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