The paper will consist of four (4) main sections: (1) a report, (2) a reflective essay, (3) references, and (4) appendix:
- The report should be about 1500 words in length and comprised of the following: (i) introduction, (ii) brief summary of the results of your interview, (iii) a critique of the leader, including strengths and/or weaknesses in light of the Kouzes and Posner model, and (iv) your recommendations for improvement. Use additional resources (e.g., books, articles, etc.) to support your recommendations, as needed.
- The reflection essay portion of the paper should be about 500 – 750 words: write an essay on what you learned from this leadership interview. This should not be a repeat of the report section, but an overview of what you learned and how you can use this information in your own leadership experiences. Be sure to tie in the themes from The Leadership Challenge model and the other texts and resources from the course on character, culture, and service, including the results of the Christian Character Index and your initial definition of leadership offered in Week 1.
- In an appendix, include the notes from the interview (questions and answers), date, time, and location.
- A reference section or bibliography must be included (refer to the syllabus for appropriate writing and reference style).