Leadership Research

The research paper will be 6-8 double-spaced pages in text length, not including cover page, Table of Contents, References, or Appendices Paper must be written according to APA style and be carefully referenced.The purpose of this paper is to take a narrow leadership topic and do an in-depth review of the current literature on this topic. This is a library research paper and you must use at least 10 different scholarly sources, in addition to the textbooks. Be sure to use published journal articles as your sources, not less-reliable Internet web sites.  Reference your paper very carefully and tightly. Appearance, punctuation, grammar, neatness, and spelling count.  This must be a professional looking paper to receive full credit. Paper should have an introduction, body, conclusion, and reference section. Paper should also have a Table of Contents and appropriate headings and sub-headings in the body of the paper.  Be sure to use the required title page.  Write transition sentences between sections so that the reader knows where you are going and why.  Note that this is a research paper.  Avoid all first person pronouns and personal opinion.You may choose from the list of topics below or suggest one of your own to the instructor. If you choose a different other than the topics presented below, be sure to e-mail your topic to the instructor and get approval before you start working. This assignment is worth 35% (35 points) of your grade.***      Suggested Topics for Research Papers (Be sure to relate topic specifically to Leadership Research)Charismatic leadershipLeading through mentoringExecutive leadership developmentGender and leadership researchTraits of effective leadersTransformational leadershipCan leadership be learned?What do leaders value?The ethics of effective leadersNew trends in leadership researchStatus of the glass ceiling with female and minority leadersHow do leaders influence followers?Followership theory—Looking at leadership from the bottom upRubricThe Individual Research Paper Assignment is worth 35% (35 points) of your grade. Content is worth 25 points; writing quality is worth 6 points and APA style is worth 4 points. The following three (3) components will be graded in each category. Also, refer to this website for additional guidance on formatting papers: http://education.nova.edu/Resources/uploads/app/28/files/PDF/fce_standard_format.pdfContent (25 points)- The leadership topic was well defined- Conducted an in-depth review of the current literature on the leadership topic- Paper included an introduction, body, conclusion, and reference section.- Paper included appropriate headings and sub-headings in the body of the paper.- 6-8 double spaced pages- Overall organization of assignmentWriting quality (6 points)- Proper use of grammar, syntax, and punctuation- Graduate quality writing- Logical flow of ideas- Appropriate integration of researchAPA style (4 points)- Appropriate use of direct and indirect quotes- Appropriate use of citations in the text- Correct format of reference list

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