Final Assignment
Final Course Essay (300 points)
The final will be an essay over your personal leadership philosophy. Take into consideration attitudes, beliefs, perspectives, understandings, and wonderings about leadership. Reflect on how these ideas relate to your professional and scholarly experiences and goals. Support and feedback will be given prior to the final submission. A detailed rubric is provided for this assignment.

The questions below are provided to support your thinking as you begin developing your final essay. This is not an exhaustive list, rather a place to begin. If you need additional support, please feel free to reach out. I am more than happy to discuss your essay one on one.
• How has your developed understanding of leadership theories and behaviors…
o supported your understanding of your own leadership style and the leadership styles of those around you?
o provided insight into ways you might improve and grow as a leader?
o offered a context in which to better understand and work with leaders in your life?
o provided insight and clarification around your overarching beliefs related to leadership (motivation, relationships, impact, etc…)?
• How might your developed understanding of leadership theories and behaviors….
o support your foundation and development of a theoretical framework for a future dissertation topic?
 If you already have an idea of what you will research – which theory/theories support your idea?
 If you already have an idea of what you will research – what is the historical foundation and evolution of the theory/theories that support your idea?
o offer additional insight and perspective related to leadership (examples: authenticity, gender, inclusivity, etc…)

Exemplary – A Satisfactory – B Unacceptable – C
Process Submitted a complete first draft for peer review and thoughtfully considered feedback for final submission. Provided feedback to a minimum of 4 peers. Submitted a first draft for peer review and considered feedback for final submission. Provided feedback to a minimum of 3 peers. Submitted an incomplete first draft for peer review and did not consider feedback for final submission. Provided feedback to fewer than 3 peers.
Focus The focus is clear and concise. The focus is somewhat clear and concise. The focus lacks clarity.
Organization The organization is thoughtful, considered, and cohesive. Headings and subheadings are present. The organization is somewhat cohesive. Headings and subheadings are present. The organization lacks cohesion.
Writing Conventions Academic writing conventions are apparent. Minor errors in academic writing conventions are present. Multiple errors in academic writing conventions are present.
Content The content is exceptionally well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, well-developed, supported with specific evidence & facts, as well as examples and specific details. The content is well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, developed and supported with evidence and details, mostly specific. The content is not sound.
APA APA 7th edition guidelines for formatting each area of the essay are apparent. Minor errors in APA formatting in the essay are present. Multiple errors in APA formatting in the essay are present.
Sources Over five quality sources are present in the reference section and cited throughout the essay. Five quality sources are present in the reference section and cited throughout the essay. Less than five sources are present in the reference section and/or cited within the essay.
Length The paper is 5 pages in length. The paper is 3-4 pages in length. The paper does not meet the minimum required length