Theories of Leadership
Compose a descriptive paper which defines and analyzes transformational and transactional leadership theory. In addition to the analysis and explanation, create a case study using the information you have found to compare the two theories. Your assignment will include:
- Description of a situation in the health care setting in a case study format.
- Description how a transformational leader might handle the situation.
- Describe how a transactional leader might handle the situation.
- Which type of leadership style do you feel is more effective in the situation you described? Why?
You should have a minimum of four references in your analysis and explanation. However, your case study should be your own and show your understanding of both theories.
The finished Assignment should be 2–4 pages in length, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained.
Before finalizing your work, you should:
- be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
- consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
- utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and
- review APA formatting and citation information found in the KU Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.