For this assignment, you will reflect on the importance of using the appropriate leadership style to influence employee engagement and performance. You will analyze three leadership approaches—transformational, transactional, and servant leadership—to discuss their relative advantages, disadvantages, or appropriate use.
Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
Read the assigned sections (pp. 253 to 270) of Chapter 10 in Leadership: Theory and Practice.
Read Chapter 5 of An Introduction to Leadership.
Read 10 Compelling Reasons Servant Leadership May Be the Best, Says Science (Links to an external site.). https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/10-convincing-reasons-to-consider-servant-leadership-according-to-research.html
Find two scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources to help define or explain transformational, transactional, and servant leadership.
In your paper,
Discuss the importance of using the appropriate leadership style to influence employee engagement and performance.
Define transformational, transactional, and servant leadership.
Explain the main differences between transformational, transactional, and servant leadership.
Discuss one advantage and one disadvantage of each leadership approach: transformational, transactional, and servant leadership.
Discuss situations in which each leadership style would work well and situations in which each style would not be as effective.
The Comparing and Contrasting Distinct Leadership Approaches assignment
Must be three to five pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources in addition to the course texts.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and Easy Library Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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