MGT300 Colorado State Leadership Skills Research & Reflection Paper

Research and Reflection Paper

In the next phase, ruminate on what you learned in your interview—especially anything that helped you gain a deeper insight into the topics we have studied in the course—and write a research and reflection paper in which you draw upon our shared learning, your individual learning, and the additional discernment you have gained from the interview to demonstrate a more in-depth understanding of the foundational principles of management. In your paper, go beyond a mere recitation of memorized facts or regurgitation of information; strive to synthesize the most important topics of management (i.e., leadership, personality, motivation, decision making, communication, and the importance of good management to yourself and to society) into a hybrid research and reflection paper.

Your paper should integrate responses to each of the following areas in a well-organized and coherent paper:Discuss the leadership precepts you gleaned as a result of your interview.Describe how the leadership precepts dovetail with one or more of the modern theories of leadership.Describe any management weaknesses or failures your interview imparted on you.Discuss how to address these weaknesses or failures in light of the leadership model(s) you have discussed.Describe one or two tenets of motivation theory you have taken away from the course, in light of your interview, the leadership model(s) you have discussed, and your own personality.Discuss how your understandings of motivation theories impact your conceptions of the best practices when it comes to making decisions and communicating at work.Based on your interview and on learning from this course, summarize what it takes to be an effective employee, a successful manager, and an exemplary citizen of society.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:Be 4-6 pages in length.Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA. (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Cite at least five scholarly sources, at least one of which is not provided in, or linked from, the course, to support your assertions and strengthen your arguments. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find these sources.

*Attached are the interview questions and the portfolio outline. Please let me know if you have questions.*