?MGTU301 Peter Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions discussion

MGTU 301 Paper #1

Length: Paper: 3 – 4 double-spaced pages (excluding title and references pages)

Due: Week 4 by Sunday Midnight (Assignments folder)

Value: 175 Points

The paper should be specific; your grade will be determined on how well you demonstrate understanding of key concepts and their impact on business. You are encouraged to use specific examples to illustrate key points, while the focus of the paper is on your personal learning, insights and real world applications, it must be grounded on course concepts, include appropriate citations and a Reference page. Use expert citations from your textbook and respected authors such as found in articles or books retrieved from Brandman’s virtual library to complete this paper.

Peter Drucker is considered the leading management thinker of the last century. He wrote 40 books on management, including several when he was in his 90s. He coined or developed many fundamental management concepts (or their precursor ideas) that we take for granted today—the knowledge worker, management by objectives, outsourcing, and many others. The management guru Peter Drucker framed his consulting advice around five critical questions. With the answers to these five questions, you could run and grow your business. In this paper, you will refer to Drucker’s 5 questions to analyze a current or future/potential business opportunities.

Paper Guidelines

Prepare and submit 3-4 page paper that briefly describes Drucker’s five questions, defines and applies each of the five questions to a real organizational situation, and reflects on insights gained. A well-constructed paper will reference 3 or more scholarly sources including at least 1 journal articles such as those assigned and retrieved from Brandman’s virtual library, and adhere to APA standards.

Resources

https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/5-essential-questions-entrepreneurs.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3QsHzVCk_Q

Introduction/ Description

In no more than one page, describe the *business (can be current, past or future) that you will apply Druker’s 5 questions to. In the description, position yourself as the leader, and give a good summary of the organization.

*examples of businesses that you might consider for this assignment:

Current place of work

Future place of work

Dream job

Church groups

Sports teams

Special projects for school

Neighborhood groups or organizations

Ad-hoc committees

Board memberships

Clubs (i.e Book Club, Running Club)

Social groups

Application

Analyze the business through the lens of each of Drucker’s 5 questions,providing explicit and direct links as they relate to the situation.

Reflective Analysis

Finally, reflect on your learning by describing specific insights you learned from this assignment, and identifying two specific action you will take to enhance your leadership or management practice. In your reflection, describe what surprised you, and how your thinking and/or behavior changed.

Evaluation Criteria: Grading Rubric

Criteria

Exemplary

Proficient

Developing

Emerging

Incomplete

Description20 – 19

Clearly and concisely describes the situation. Positions self as leader. Identifies key items of concern and key players. Does not exceed 1 page18 – 17

Clearly describes the situation. Positions self as leader. Identifies most key items of concern and key players. May slightly exceed 1 page16 – 15

Description of the situation is incomplete and/or confusing. Positions self as leader but may not identify key concerns and/or key players. 14- 9

Limited if any description of the situation. May not position self as leader, identify key concerns and/or key players. 0

Failed to complete assignment according to guidelines.

Application55 – 50

Analyzed business through the lens of each of Drucker’s 5 questions, providing explicit and direct links as they relate to the situation. Draws valid conclusions of the impact of each question on the situation.49 – 44

Analyzed business through the lens of each of Drucker’s 5 questions, providing somewhat explicit links as they relate to the situation.

Draws fairly valid conclusions of the impact of each question on the situation.43 – 38

Analyzed the business through the lens of each of Drucker’s 5 questions, providing partially explicit links as they relate to the situation.

May not fully analyze the impact of each question on the situation37-30

Limited analyzation of the business through the lens of each of Drucker’s 5 questions, did not providing explicit or direct links as they relate to the situation. Limited if any analysis of the impact of question on the situation.0

Failed to complete assignment according to guidelines.

Reflection Analysis50 – 45

Reflected on your learning by describing specific insights you learned from this assignment, and identified two specific action you will take to enhance your leadership or management practice.Discusses surprises, effectiveness of classic theories, and how thinking and/or behavior changed.44– 39

Somewhat reflected on your learning by describing specific insights you learned from this assignment, and identified one specific action you will take to enhance your leadership or management practice. Considers surprises, value of classic theories, and how thinking and/or behavior changed.38 – 30

Partially, reflected on your learning by describing specific insights you learned from this assignment, and partially identified one specific action you will take to enhance your leadership or management practice.May include surprises, value of classic theories, and/or how thinking and/or behavior changed.29-20

Limited if any reflection on your learning by describing specific insights you learned from this assignment, and did not discuss surprises, value of theories or changes in thinking or behavior; may Identify but not discuss 0 – 2 insights and/or action.0

Failed to complete assignment according to guidelines.

APA and Sources20 – 19

Cites 3 or more scholarly sources including 1 journal articles. Accurately uses headers and adhere to APA standards; reference page and citations are correct. All sources listed in References are cited in paper

18 -17

Cites 2 scholarly sources including 1 journal articles. . Uses headers and adheres to APA standards; reference page and citations are correct with minor (1-3) errors. All sources listed in References are cited in paper16 – 15

Cites 1 scholarly sources including 0 journal article. May use headers and somewhat adheres to APA standards; the work of others is cited but with numerous (4 – 10) errors. Sources listed in References and citations may not match14-7

Cites 1-0 scholarly sources. Limited adherence to APA standards in the paper and Reference page; work of others may be cited but with multiple (11+) errors. Sources listed in References and citations do not match0

Failed to complete assignment according to guidelines.

Writing Mechanics30 – 27

The paper is logical and well-written; spelling, grammar and punctuation are accurate. Paper is the required length of 3-4 pages of content, and includes correctly prepared title page.26 – 23

The paper is logical and well-written but with minor (1 – 3) errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 5% too long or short; includes a correctly prepared title page.22 – 19

The paper is somewhat logical and well-written but with several (4 – 10) errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 10% too long or short, and may not include a correctly prepared title page18-10

The paper lacks clarity and may be confusing with numerous (11+) errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 15% too long or short, and may not include a title page0

Failed to complete assignment according to guidelines.

3 or 4 scholarly references APA format.