Final Portfolio Project
The Portfolio of Practice Project for this course is a 10- to 15-page academic research paper. For this assignment, you need to select a leader, preferably from a Fortune 500 company.
By Day 5
Your research paper should contain:
An executive summary. Make sure that you state the purpose of the paper. Include appropriate headings, a conclusion, in-text citations, and a list of references.
The following information about the company and its current leader:
History and current information
Mission, vision, and values statements
Current leader and the leader’s leadership style
Leadership and culture
Stance on ethics and corporate social responsibility
Some related theory that you have studied throughout this course
Research to support your main ideas about the company and the company’s leadership
A minimum of four additional outside sources of information, including the company’s Web site. Your textbook is not considered an outside source, but you may cite it as an additional source.
-Use APA format to cite sources and style your paper.
-Make sure you will use the uploaded grading rubric file and use reference The ethics of leadership by Joanne B. Ciulla
Required Readings
Course Text: The ethics of leadership by Joanne B. Ciulla
Chapter 6, “Moral Leadership and Culture”
Chapter 6 focuses on the premises on which leadership is built. The chapter also explains the role of moral values, cultural practices, and beliefs of a society in creating leadership.
Focus on the articles on anthropology, moral isolationism, leadership values, and human rights. Review the subject-specific case studies given in the chapter.
Course Text: Principle-centered leadership by Stephen R. Covey
Chapter 26, “Total Quality Leadership”
Chapter 26 focuses on the transformation of management and explains why principle-centered leadership (PCL) is important for an organization.
Focus on the components of the total quality program and the foundation for transformation.
Chapter 27, “Seven Habits and Deming’s 14 Points”
Chapter 27 focuses on the seven habits for implementing Deming’s 14 Points. The chapter also explains the reasons why interdependent systems cannot be improved.
Focus on the seven habits and the summary of Deming’s 14 Points.
Chapter 28, “Transforming a Swamp into an Oasis”
Chapter 28 focuses on the transformation of unimpressive and nonproductive things into productive things. The chapter also draws a clear distinction between transformational leadership and transaction leadership.
Focus on transformations based on economic, technological, and social trends.

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