BUSI 502 Leadership Research Paper

Part 1 – Literature Review·         In this portion of the paper, you will conduct a literature review of the major studies of servant leadership.  ·         You must employ 15 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, in addition to the required reading.·         Based upon this literature review, you should develop the major criteria of servant leadership behavior.·         Though this is to be an individual assignment, you should include as part of your criteria a brief summary from your team’s Biblical Integration paper·         This part is to be 2–3 pages in length, 12 pt. font, double-spaced and APA format.Part 2–Leadership Interview·         You will interview an established servant leader.·         Interview your chosen leader based upon the following criteria:o   The leader must be from a large organization (e.g. Fortune 1000 company, national non-profit organization, branch of the Armed Services or a mega-church with membership over 10,000).  The selected leaders must have both rank (e.g. Business: a Division Head or Vice President; Military: Full Colonel or Navy Captain (O-6 or above); Ministry: Executive or Senior Pastor of a mega-church) and command (e.g. he must have managerial authority). A high ranking accountant does not qualify. However, the director of the accounting department for the whole company may qualify). The selected interviewee may be active or retired NOTE: for the purposes of diversity, Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist Church leaders are not eligible  ·         You will develop your own set of questions for the interviewee; based upon the literature review and whatever else you feel that is appropriate from what you have learned in this course.·         Tips for the interview process:o   Identify yourself as a graduate student doing research and make it clear that you will take no more than 30 minutes of the executive’s time. o   Explain that you are in a leadership class and that you are learning about servant leadership.o   Tell your interviewee that you have identified him or her as a servant leader and that you want to find out a real executive’s perspective of servant leadership. Have a good reason. (e.g. personal knowledge, an article you have read, testimony of subordinates, etc.)o   Be sure that you can contact your interviewees again if you need to ask follow-up questions or to just say thank you for their time. ·         Provide a summary of the leader’s answers.·         Develop criteria which describes the leader’s perspective on servant leadership behavior.·         This part is to be 2-3 pages in length, 12 pt. font, double-spaced.Part 3 – Comparison/Contrast·         How does the leader’s criteria for servant leadership behavior compare to the criteria you discovered from the servant leadership academic research?·         How does it compare to the things you’ve learned about servant leadership from the group discussions?·         This part is to be 3-4 pages, 12 pt. font, double-spaced. Completed Paper·         7-10 pages in total length, PLUS a title page, abstract page, and reference page.·         Use of 15 scholarly sources plus the required reading and presentations.·         Appropriate use of citations to avoid plagiarism·         12 point font, double-spaced ·         APA format

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