Assignment 1 Apple CEO Steve Jobs: Was he a good manager? Or was he a good leade
Apple CEO Steve Jobs: Was he a good manager? Or was he a good leader?
Gary Yukl: The Nature of Managerial Work
Henry Mintzberg: A Model of Managing
James Kouzes and Barry Posner: Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership
John Kotter: What Leaders Really Do
Jim Collins and Jerry Porras: Clock Building, Not Time Telling
Adam Lashinsky: Rethink Leadership
Short essay (2 to 4 page typed, double-space 12 font size) plus a cover pagand a page of references.
Start with a thesis statement that answers the assignment question.
Include brief textbook definitions that explain key concepts.
Include textbook examples, data or information that support your thesis statement.
Include textbook examples, data or information that oppose your thesis statement.
Conclude with a final paragraph that restates your thesis statement.
Each assignment must be submitted individually by each student. Group submissions will not be accepted.
Every submitted assignment will be graded upon a student’s ability to reason, make coherent arguments, and produce thorough analysis, given the assigned question.
Proper English spelling and grammar is important. Spelling or grammatical errors in any assignment will result in a deduction of marks.
All assignments must be well-written and easily understood. Any submitted assignment that is poorly written, confusing, or incomprehensible will be graded as 0%.
Each assignment must be answered with cited references to the course readings.
Internet sources may be used only if they are professional sources of information, such as the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, CBC News, or CNN. Exclusive focus on only Internet sources without at least one reference to the course readings is not acceptable and will result in a deduction of marks.
References to Internet sources such as Google, Wikipedia, Course Hero, or Prezi are not professional sources of information and are not acceptable. Any assignment that includes such sources of information will be graded as 0%.
The assignment must be answered without any reference your classmates’ work, previous students’ work, or any other materials. All students must use their own words.
Any submitted assignment that is determined to be plagiariz will be graded as 0%. This grade will apply to all students who are involved in the act of plagiarism