This final assignment is a culmination of the course material. You will write a 10-15
page research paper describing a potential problem within your organization that
you will reframe into an innovative opportunity.

You will then critically assess the potential outcomes or solutions for the problem. Key elements of the paper should include; clear reframing of problem, potential solutions considering both hypothetically positive or negative solutions, the innovative leadership and management theories and behaviors or traits of leaders needed to implement and support your solutions, potential
barriers that you will need to overcome resistance and a possible plan for
implementation your final recommendation.

The paper will be 10 to 15 pages long (excluding title and reference pages), and will
follow APA requirements. A proper abstract is required. Students will write in the third
person voice. A table of contents and appropriate headings should be incorporated.
Students are expected to incorporate research beyond the assigned readings, and to
add their own critical thinking to supplement, interpret and apply the academic

Specific Grading Criteria:
1. Clearly identify the problem or issue. (Rubric criteria 1)
a. Supporting rational leading to problem identification. (Rubric criteria 1)
b. Identify and evaluate the possible barriers and develop strategies to
implementing your proposal. (Rubric criteria 3 & 4)
c. Critique the leadership theories needed to the support of your innovation.
(Rubric criteria 3 & 4)
d. Identify organizational core values that support your position. (Rubric
criteria 3 & 4)
e. Develop an innovative framework for your problem using one of the
models presented in unit 6. (Rubric criteria 3 & 4)

2. Paper should demonstrate working knowledge of the course material and ability
to critically think exploring possible implications or opportunities for the
organization (Rubric criteria 3 & 4)

3. Papers should follow APA formatting (Rubric criteria 5)
a. Title page
b. Running Head
c. Headings
d. Abstract
e. In-text citations
f. Reference page
4. Professional writing skills (Rubric criteria 2 & 5)
a. Well organized
b. Proof read with no spelling errors
c. No grammatical errors
d. Third person voice

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