Personal Theory of Leadership
This milestone will help you to complete Part II, Section I, of the final project by developing your personal theory of leadership. You are a manager in a large company, and you are assigned to a mentor. Your mentor is very excited that you are taking this particular course and has therefore asked you to develop and share your own personal theory of leadership. This person wants you to be very detailed in this process and submit a report for review. For Part II, you will use your theoretical review and critique from Part I to develop your personal theory of leadership. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Personal Theory of Leadership A. Introduction: Briefly summarize the theories you analyzed in Part I, focusing on an overview of the key aspects from that analysis that will inform the discussion of your personal leadership style and its application. B. Identify aspects of the theories of leadership discussed earlier that you would like to incorporate into your personal theory of leadership. Be sure to include the potential impact on transformational change. C. Determine how theory and practice intersect in your personal leadership theory. How do the exemplary leaders inform your personal theory of leadership? D. Differentiate which aspects of your theory are essential to you and which aspects are more flexible and therefore less essential. Be sure to address potential impact on internal and external stakeholders. E. Differentiate which aspects of your theory seem the most challenging and the most comfortable to you and why. What are the intersections between these aspects and those you identified as essential and flexible? Guidelines for Submission: Your submission should be 2 to 3 pages in length (in addition to title page and references) and should use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style.