Assignment 1: Individual Essay Weighting: 15% Due Date: 19 October 2022@ 10.55pm Jam/11.55pm ECT Related Course Objectives: Critically examine the role of leadership in organizational transformation, with a view to proposing measures for success in any given organization. Make environmentally sound management/business decisions as a business owner or partner Exercise ethical management and business choices in the conduct of the affairs of the organization. Assignment Description and Instructions: The purpose of this assignment is to assess ethical implications in organizational leadership. Read the case below, view the video on ‘Ethical Leadership’ and read the article on ‘Developing a Framework for Ethical Leadership’ before answering the questions. Case James Bernard became the acting Principal of a secondary school in Trinidad on the retirement of Principal Janice Maharaj. James was a former student of this school and was appointed to teach Physics at his alma mater over 30 year ago. During that period he was promoted to the position of Dean where he was involved in participatory leadership decision making. James was also a builder in home construction and was granted a number of contracts by the principal to refurbish certain areas of the school. Using his initiative, James would also paint and refurbish areas of the school for no pay. Upon Janice Maharaj’s retirement, she left agreed contracts of work by other companies with James who was expected to honour those contracts. However, on his appointment as acting Principal, James did not proceed with these contracts. Instead, he proceeded to refurbish other areas of the school and also repainted the external walls of the school using his wife’s construction company. James indicated to concerned staff members that the school supervisor did not have a problem with this once he followed the procedure of obtaining three bids for contracted work, which he did. James retired as acting Principal two years after his appointment to that position. Video – McCombs School of Business, 2019. Ethical Leadership, Part 1: Perilous at the Top, Concepts Unwrapped. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmsl1xVx7Ec Article – Lawton, A., & Páez, I. (2015). Developing a framework for ethical leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 130(3), 639-649. Available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/AlanLawton2/publication/271922258_Developing_a_Framework_for_Ethical_Leadership/links/5719892e08 aed8a339e7033e/Developing-a-Framework-for-Ethical-Leadership.pdf Questions Using insights form the video, article and other readings (ensure that aspects of the video and chosen articles are included in your response).
Discuss five characteristics of ethical leadership with the use of relevant examples from ethical leaders.
State and discuss three challenges of ethical leadership, and state three solutions to address each of the challenges discussed.
Evaluate James Bernard’s ethical leadership as a dean and as a principal based on the criteria as highlighted in your course readings. Format for Discussion Introduction Analysis o Response to Question 1 o Response to Question 2 o Response to Question 3 Conclusion Reference List Presentation and referencing: Your word limit is 1000 Use Times New Roman Font, with a Font Size of 12 and Double Line Spacing The assignment must contain proper citations 10 sources minimum with at least 6 scholarly peer reviewed journal sources and referencing using the APA Style, Version 7. Submission: The report will be submitted as a Microsoft Word file to the designated Turn-It-In Assignment Drop box. Rubric for Individual Essay Criteria Excellent 9-10 Good 7-8 Satisfactory 5-6 Poor 0-4 Organization & Style (10) Information is presented in a logical, interesting way, which is easy to follow. Purpose is clearly stated and explains the structure of work Information is presented in a logical manner, which is easily followed. Purpose of work is clearly stated and assists in the structure of the work Work is sometimes difficult to follow. Lacks continuity Purpose of work is stated, but does not assist in explaining the structure of work Poor Sequencing and organization. Structure poorly executed. Purpose of work not given Content & Knowledge (30) (Mark x 3 for weight) Excellent quality of analysis and evaluation – presents a strong essay. Very good depth and breadth of research, relevant to theory and course literature Good analysis and evaluation – essay well presented. Fairly good depth and breadth of research, relevant to theory and course literature Only basic concepts are addressed. Fair relevance to theory and course literature Very little grasp of information. Very little knowledge of subject matter. Very few questions are answered. Poor interpretation made Mechanics (Spelling & Grammar) (10) There are no errors in spelling or in punctuation, grammar. Technical terms are clearly defined. Writing is clear, concise and persuasive There are only a few minor spellings and/or grammatical errors, and technical terms are not always clearly defined. Writing is mostly clear but somewhat lacks conciseness or There are a few minor spelling and/or grammatical errors and technical terms are not defined. Writing is not always clear and lacks conciseness or persuasiveness There are several spelling and or grammatical errors; technical terms are not defined or are poorly defined. Writing lacks clarity, conciseness and persuasiveness persuasiveness Citations and References (10) Academic references used effectively and source requirement met. References produced during the last five years. APA style always correctly used Academic references used effectively and source requirement somewhat met. Most references produced during the last five years. APA style almost always correctly used Academic references mostly used effectively and source requirement met partially. Most references used over five years old. APA style correctly used in some instances No worthwhile academic references used and source requirement not met. APA style not correctly used Score Breakdown: The maximum points you will be awarded for this assessment item total 60 points. NB: Your final grade of 15% will be prorated based on the total number of points you are awarded. You will see this final grade listed against your name on the course page. For example, if you are awarded 20/60 points and this assessment item is weighted out of 15%, your final grade for this assessment item will be 5 % (20/60 x 15).