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Assignment 1: Focus Paper

Write a seven to nine (7–9) page paper (2000–2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, describing the skills and behaviors necessary to practice global interconnectedness in your field of study that includes the following:

  • Introduction to what it means to be an ethical global leader and a specific goal you have regarding global interconnectedness.
  • Discussion of the link between business ethics and organizational performance.
  • Research on cultural factors that influence leadership and contribute to global leadership effectiveness.
  • Analysis of your own cultural intelligence, including cognitive, physical, and emotional. Be sure to connect research to your analysis.
  • Recommendations for steps you can take to achieve your goal regarding global interconnectedness. Connecting research to your recommendations will make them stronger.
  • Conclusion should summarize the primary points of the paper and bring forward a call to action.

The Assignment will be evaluated using the Unit 5 Assignment Grading Rubric. Please ensure it is written with proper grammar, in APA format (including clear section headings), and includes a minimum of four cited and referenced resources—at least two of which must be peer reviewed (scholarly) journal articles.

The overall point distribution for the Assignment will be as follows:

  • 50% (75 points): Content, focus, use of research, and organization
  • 30% (45 points): Analysis and critical thinking
  • 20% (30 points): Writing style, grammar, APA format

GB600 Research Guide

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Title

Name

GB600

Leadership Strategies for a Changing World

Date

Professor

Dr. Rebecca Herman

***DELETE ALL NOTES BEFORE SUBMITTING***

Focus Paper: Write a seven to nine (7 – 9) page paper (2000 – 2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, describing the skills and behaviors necessary to practice global interconnectedness in your field of study.

Assessment: GB600-2: Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

Introduction

Introduction to what it means to be an ethical global leader and a specific goal you have regarding global interconnectedness.

Note: Please be specific … remember that achieving global interconnectedness does not require a global assignment or a desire to serve in a global organization.

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Research

Business Ethics and Organizational Performance

Discussion of the link between business ethics and organizational performance.

Note: Good place to bring in outside, reliable articles. OK to use text as well. Scholarly not required but often helpful.

20

Cultural Factors for Global Leadership Effectiveness

Research on cultural factors that influence leadership and contribute to global leadership effectiveness.

Note: This is the primary “research portion,” be sure to use peer reviewed articles to demonstrate your current research.

30

Analysis and Recommendations

Analysis of My Cultural Intelligence

Analysis of your own cultural intelligence, including cognitive, physical, and emotional. Be sure to connect research to your analysis.

Note: Be sure to connect to YOUR cultural intelligence. Quiz 14-1 and Quiz 14-2 may be very beneficial in your analysis. What do the results indicate? Strengths? Opportunities? Must include citations to be eligible for full points.

25

Recommendations to Achieve Global Interconnectedness

Recommendations for steps you can take to achieve your goal regarding global interconnectedness. Connecting research to your recommendations will make them stronger.

Note: Ensure analysis of YOUR cultural intelligence. This is not abstract or merely theory but truly a personal analysis. Use the analysis you just completed and identify ways to capitalize on your strengths and fill the opportunity gaps. Provide specific recommendations for increasing your global interconnectedness.

Must include citations to be eligible for full points.

20

Conclusion

Conclusion should summarize the primary points of the paper and bring forward a call to action.

Note: Summarize but really focus on ACTION to move to next level.

5

References

Integration of appropriate outside resources – including in-text citations throughout with a corresponding item on reference list. A minimum of four resources required. At least two resources must be from peer reviewed (scholarly) journals.

Note: Please be sure to include in-text citations in all ‘sections’ of the paper. Text is ok as one, but it should not be your primary source of citations. Peer reviewed journal article citations are required for the research section.

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Unit 5 Assignment Information

Unit 5 – Assignment 1: Focus Paper

Write a seven to nine (7 – 9) page paper (2000 – 2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, describing the skills and behaviors necessary to practice global interconnectedness in your field of study that includes the following:

· Introduction to what it means to be an ethical global leader and a specific goal you have regarding global interconnectedness.

· Discussion of the link between business ethics and organizational performance.

· Research on cultural factors that influence leadership and contribute to global leadership effectiveness.

· Analysis of your own cultural intelligence, including cognitive, physical, and emotional. Be sure to connect research to your analysis.

· Recommendations for steps you can take to achieve your goal regarding global interconnectedness. Connecting research to your recommendations will make them stronger.

· Conclusion should summarize the primary points of the paper and bring forward a call to action.

The Assignment will be evaluated using the Unit 5 Assignment Grading Rubric. Please ensure it is written with proper grammar, in APA format (including clear section headings), and includes a minimum of four cited and referenced resources – at least two of which must be peer reviewed (scholarly) journal articles.

The overall point distribution for the Assignment will be as follows:

· 50% (75 points): Content, focus, use of research, and organization

· 30% (45 points): Analysis and critical thinking

· 20% (30 points): Writing style, grammar, APA format

Submit the Focus Paper to the Unit 5: Assignment 1 Dropbox. This Assignment is due by the end of Unit 5 – Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Specific assignment rubric with Professor Rebecca’s notes for greatest success:

Focus Paper: Write a seven to nine (7 – 9) page paper (2000 – 2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, describing the skills and behaviors necessary to practice global interconnectedness in your field of study.

Assessment: GB600-2: Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

Grading Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned & Comments

Content, focus, use of research, organization

· Response successfully answers the Assignment question(s); thoroughly uses the text and other literature. Includes a strong thesis statement, introduction, and conclusion. The main points of the paper are developed clearly. All arguments are supported well (no errors in logic) using outside sources as assigned.

· Sources are primarily academic journals, with thoughtful use web sources. References are applied substantively to the paper topic. Skillfully addresses counter-arguments and does not ignore data contradicting its claim. Refers to sources both in-text and in the reference page.

75 points (50%)

Introduction to what it means to be an ethical global leader and a specific goal you have regarding global interconnectedness.

Note: Please be specific … remember that achieving global interconnectedness does not require a global assignment or a desire to serve in a global organization.

8

Discussion of the link between business ethics and organizational performance.

Note: Good place to bring in outside, reliable articles. OK to use text as well. Scholarly not required but often helpful.

20

Research on cultural factors that influence leadership and contribute to global leadership effectiveness.

Note: This is the primary “research portion,” be sure to use peer reviewed articles to demonstrate your current research.

30

Conclusion should summarize the primary points of the paper and bring forward a call to action.

Note: Summarize but really focus on ACTION to move to next level.

5

Integration of appropriate outside resources – including in-text citations throughout with a corresponding item on reference list. A minimum of four resources required. At least two resources must be from peer reviewed (scholarly) journals.

Note: Please be sure to include in-text citations in all ‘sections’ of the paper. Text is ok as one but it should not be your primary source of citations. Peer reviewed journal article citations are required for the research section.

12

Analysis and critical thinking

· Response exhibits strong higher-order critical thinking and analysis (e.g., evaluation). Paper shows original thought.

· Analysis includes proper classifications, explanations, comparisons, and inferences.

· Critical thinking includes appropriate judgments, conclusions, and assessment based on evaluation and synthesis of information.

45 points (30%)

Analysis of your own cultural intelligence, including cognitive, physical, and emotional. Be sure to connect research to your analysis.

Note: Be sure to connect to YOUR cultural intelligence. Quiz 14-1 and Quiz 14-2 may be very beneficial in your analysis. What do the results indicate? Strengths? Opportunities? Must include citations to be eligible for full points.

25

Recommendations for steps you can take to achieve your goal regarding global interconnectedness. Connecting research to your recommendations will make them stronger.

Note: Ensure analysis of YOUR cultural intelligence. This is not abstract or merely theory but truly a personal analysis. Use the analysis you just completed and identify ways to capitalize on your strengths and fill the opportunity gaps. Provide specific recommendations for increasing your global interconnectedness.

Must include citations to be eligible for full points.

20

Writing style, grammar, APA format

· Appropriate to the Assignment, fresh (interesting to read), accurate, (no far-fetched, unsupported comments), precise (say what you mean), and concise (not wordy).

· Grammatical skills are strong with typically less than one error per page. Project is free of serious errors; grammar, punctuation, and spelling help to clarify the meaning by following accepted conventions.

· Project is in 12-point font. Narrative sections are double-spaced. Correct use of APA for citations and references. Title page present and accurate.

30 points (20%)

Writing style

10

Grammar and mechanics – including section headings:

Title Page

Introduction

Ethics and Organizational Performance

Cultural Factors and Global Leadership Effectiveness

Personal Analysis

Recommendations for Global Interconnectedness

Conclusion

References

10

Formatting and use of APA

10

Total

150 points