Question Description

This is for a leadership class.

Here are the instructions: The leaders I chose are Ronald Reagan for a positive contribution as a leader and Idi Amin for a negative contribution as a leader.

Selecttwo historical leaders. One who was known for making a positivecontribution in a leadership role, and the other who made a negativecontribution in a leadership role (one good leader and one bad leader).

  1. Each leader must be, or have been a business or world leader (each leader) from 1960 to the present.
  2. Provide three separate reasons (with referenced examples) to justify the reason they were a good, or bad leader.
  3. Identify, compare, and contrast the two different leadership stylesof each one. Be sure to add applicable leadership theories and concepts.
  4. The research paper must be 6-8 pages of written text (not including the cover page and reference page), roughly 1500-2000 words.
  5. You must include at least three outside references for each leader,for a total of six references (minimum) for the research paper. The textmay be used as a reference but it will not count toward the sixrequired sources.


MGMT 371 8.4 UG Research Paper Exercise Rubric

MGMT 371 8.4 UG Research Paper Exercise Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification and Analysis of the Main Issues/Problem

25.0pts(Excellent- A) Identifies and understands all of the main issues in the question.Insightful, and thorough analysis of all the issues.

23.0pts(Above-Average – B) Identifies and understands most of the main issues in the question. Thorough analysis of most of the issues.

21.0pts(Average- C) Identifies and understands some of the issues in the question.Superficial analysis of some of the issues in the case.

19.0pts(Near-Failing – D) Identifies and understands few of the issues in question. Incomplete analysis of the issues.

17.0pts(Failing – F) Identifies and understands very little of the issues in the question. No analysis of the issues.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnswers to Research Questions

20.0pts(Excellent- A) Answers to research questions are clear throughout. Connectionwith class and study material goes well beyond the obvious connectionsamong ideas; demonstrates insight and original thinking.

18.0pts(Above-Average- B) Answers to research questions present some irrelevant informationon topic etc., but very little; treatment goes beyond obviousconnections with class and study material.

16.0pts(Average – C) Answers to research questions are vague in places; some irrelevant or distracting information.

14.0pts(Near-Failing- D) Answers to research questions are unclear and/or confusing.Treatment is very superficial; paper may be well written but saysnothing.

12.0pts(Failing – F) Does not address the research questions. Treatment is very superficial and says very little.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization and Coherence

20.0pts(Excellent- A) Uses a logical structure appropriate to paper’s subject, purpose,audience, thesis, and disciplinary field. Sophisticated transitionalsentences often develop one idea from the previous one or identify theirlogical relations. It guides the reader through the chain of reasoningor progression of ideas.

18.0pts(Above-Average- B) Shows a logical progression of ideas and uses fairly sophisticatedtransitional devices; e.g., may move from a least to a more importantidea. Some logical links may be faulty, but each paragraph clearlyrelates to paper’s central idea.

16.0pts(Average- C) May list ideas or arrange them randomly rather than using anyevident logical structure. May use transitions, but they are likely tobe sequential (first, second, third) rather than logic-based. While eachparagraph may relate to central idea, logic is not always clear.Paragraphs have topic sentences but may be overly general, andarrangement of sentences within paragraphs may lack coherence.

14.0pts(Near-Failing- D) May have random organization, lacking internal paragraph coherenceand using few or inappropriate transitions. Paragraphs may lack topicsentences or main ideas, or may be too general or too specific to beeffective. Paragraphs may not all relate to paper’s thesis.

12.0pts(Failing- F) Absent of any kind of organization. Lacks paragraph topic sentenceand transitions between paragraphs. Paragraphs do not relate to thepaper’s thesis.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLinks to Course Readings and Additional Research

20.0pts(Excellent- A) Excellent research into the issues with clearly documented linksto class (and/or outside) readings. Much more than the minimum required;effort to explore topic exceeds expectations; use of primary andsecondary sources; all information meets quality criteria. Sourcesinterspersed with writer’s own analysis or synthesis; quotes are lessthan 10% of paper; good use of summary and paraphrase; all sources aredocumented; 1- 3 minor errors (such as incorrect punctuation).

18.0pts(Above-Average- B) Good research and documented links to the material read. Slightlymore than the minimum required; effort to ensure breadth and depth;possibly no primary sources; all information meets quality criteria.Sources interspersed with writer’s own work; quotes are less than 20% ofpaper; good use of summary and paraphrase; all sources are documented;4- 6 minor errors (such as incorrect punctuation).

16.0pts(Average- C) Limited research and documented links to any readings. At leastthe minimum required; reasonable breadth and depth of exploration; 1-2sources lack quality criteria (i.e., Wikipedia). 1-2 instances ofstringing source references together with little of the writer’s ownwork; quotes are 25% or more of paper; 1-2 citations missing or withmajor errors (ex: authors missing or incorrect).

14.0pts(Near-Failing- D) Incomplete research and links to any readings. Less than theminimum required; or providing only surface coverage; most sources lackquality criteria. More than 2 instances of stringing source references;quotes are 40% or more of paper; OR paper includes few references tosources; 3-4 citations missing or with major errors.

12.0pts(Failing- F) Provided no references or support of analysis. Very few sources;no attempt to explore various points of view; all sources lack qualitycriteria total. No references to sources; OR there is evidence ofplagiarism; 5 or more citations missing or with major errors.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle, Mechanics, and Format

15.0pts(Excellent- A) Chooses words for their precise meaning and uses an appropriatelevel of specificity. Sentence style fits audience and purpose.Sentences clearly structured and carefully focused. Almost entirely freeof spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Accurately userequired formatting style and proper referencing.

12.0pts(Above-Average- B) Generally uses words accurately and effectively, but may be toogeneral. Sentences generally clear, structured, and focused, though somemay be awkward or ineffective. May contain a few errors, which mayannoy the reader but not impede understanding. Accurately use requiredformatting style and proper referencing.

10.0pts(Average- C) Uses relatively vague and general words, may use someinappropriate language. Sentence’s structure generally correct, butsentences may be wordy, unfocused, repetitive, or confusing. Usuallycontains several mechanical errors, which may temporarily confuse thereader but not impede the overall understanding. Accurately use requiredformatting style and proper referencing with few exceptions.

8.0pts(Near-Failing- D) Tends to being vague and abstract, or very personal and specific.Usually contains several awkward or ungrammatical sentences; sentencestructure is simple or monotonous. Usually contains either manymechanical errors or a few important errors that block the reader’sunderstanding and ability to see connections between thoughts.Accurately use required formatting style and proper referencing withseveral exceptions.

6.0pts(Failing- F) Misuse of words throughout. Awkward sentences throughout.Difficult to attach a thought process. Poorly punctuated, misspelledwords, grammatically abusive. Fail to use required formatting style andproper referencing.

15.0 pts

Total Points:100.0