The purpose of the Final Project is to apply the concepts and techniques of the module to the analysis of real-world situations or problems. Students are expected to use diverse sources of information and to carry out an original analysis rather than summarise or rehash existing work. Students are encouraged to use situations and data from their own experience where possible.
For this module, you are required to complete a course project that provides an investigation of outstanding examples of leadership, providing an analysis of the leaders’ styles and effectiveness. In Week 5, you needed to choose two leaders (living or deceased) that you will research with regards to their leadership traits, styles, ability to inspire change, etc. The analysis and evaluation of these leadership examples must be based on the concepts you have acquired throughout the module.
You were also required to maintain a weekly journal, documenting important aspects of leadership that you encountered over the duration of the module. You should include entries into your journal that provide examples of leadership that you personally witness or insights gained through readings or class Discussions. You should have at least 18–20 entries in your journal. Entries into the journal began in Week 1.
You should then provide an analysis and evaluation of the information and insights from your journal entries against the research you conducted on the two exemplary leaders. The goal is to connect what you have learned through research to your everyday and professional life. The Final Project is due this week and should follow the given outline:
Analysis and evaluation of Leader #1
Analysis and evaluation of Leader #2
Comparison of the leaders
Summary of significant findings and perspectives from journal entries
Analysis and evaluation of journal entries to chosen leaders
Journal entries (appendix)
Your Final Project should also include a section on how and where you obtained the information sources. Your journal entries should be typed and included in an appendix to the Final Project. This project should follow a structured approach and should be prepared and presented as a professional business report. Completion of the Final Project will require a thorough understanding and application of business leadership concepts.