Wk 5 Team Assignment: Leadership Exercise – Research Paper or PowerPoint Presentation [due Mon]
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Read the Electronic Reserve Reading articles “Boston marathon: a case study in lessons learned following last year’s bombing tragedy” and the Executive Summary (pp. 3-11) within the “After-Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.”
Discuss the issues within the report that relate to topics covered in this course, such as leadership, decision making, organizational culture, communication, politics and power, employee training, teams, etc.
Discuss and Compare the characteristics, similarities, differences, pitfalls, and significance of the following styles of leadership that may have been relational to the article and how the charismatic, transactional, and transformative styles of leadership may have had an effect on vision and communication.
Discuss how group norms exert influence on an individual’s behavior.
Discuss ways employees can avoid the pitfalls of negative peer pressure and how employers can use mentors to foster positive peer pressure to create an effective team.
Submit (Group Leader) a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing how these topics were analyzed as they pertain to the Boston Marathon Bombing. Describe how these factors played into the level of effectiveness in law enforcement’s response to the disaster (Each member of the group must develop and submit to the group least one PowerPoint slide with research).
Include the name of the student who created the slide and provided the research at the top left corner of the speaker notes.
Format the team presentation consistent with APA guidelines. Each member of the group must develop and submit to the team at least one PowerPoint slide with research. Be sure the student who produced the slide and research is identified in the slide speaker notes (see PowerPoint example).
Provide examples to support your points in the presentation.
Presentation should include a title slide, introduction slide, research slides, conclusion slide, and a reference slide. (The Title Slide and Reference Slide do NOT count towards the slide count requirement.) A 15 – 20 slide PowerPoint Presentation should average between 1,300 – 1,800 words of research. See Rubric.
List major points on the slides using bullet points which are should be limited to approximately five lines; approximately five words per bulleted item. Add a paragraph (approximately 100 words) to the speaker notes to support the bullet points with a citation to give credit to the source. Speaker notes are not required on the Title or Reference Slide.
This video helps to explain how to add speaker notes: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/video-add-speaker-notes.
Include videos, audio, photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.
Include at least four peer-reviewed references from the University Library.
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