Week 1 Assignment Leadership vs. Management

Write a three to four page paper (not including the title and references pages) that: 

• Defines leadership and management.  
• Defends or criticizes the view that leadership and management are different concepts.  
• Gives specific examples that support your position. 
• Discusses the implications of your general leadership views.  

In addition to the requirements above, your paper: 

• Must be double-spaced and 12 point font 
• Must be formatted according to APA style 
• Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement 
• Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph 
• Must reference at least two scholarly resources 
• Must include a reference page written in APA format 

Grading Rubric 

Distinguished – Provides a thorough and clear definition of both leadership and management. The definitions explain the role of managers and leaders, supported by traits and characteristics. 

Distinguished – Provides a comprehensive response that clearly defends or criticizes the view that leadership and management are different concepts.  Effectively explains the position taken, supported by relevant examples.  

Distinguished – Thoroughly and comprehensively discusses general leadership views.  Clearly describes the implications of your leadership views, supported by relevant examples.  

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding. 

Required Resources  


Northouse, P. (2013). Leadership theory and practice (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781452203409.  


Adams, S. (2012, October 4). 10 tough truths about leadership (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site.. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/10/04/10-tough-truths-about-leadership/  Leadership through collaboration and harmony: How to lead without formal authority. (2009, November). Perspectives for Managers, 180, 1-4.  

Browning, B.W. (2007, May). Leadership in desperate times: An analysis of endurance: Shackleton’s incredible voyage through the lens of leadership theory. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9(2), 183-193.  

Wickham, K. & Walther, J. (2007, January – March). Perceived behaviors of emergent and assigned leaders in virtual groups. International Journal of E-Collaboration, 3(1), 1-17.  

Forbes School of Business Faculty  


Emotional intelligence: Developing strong “people skills” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_59.htm  

Elder, L. (1996). Critical thinking and emotional intelligence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 16(2). Retrieved from http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/cognition-and-affect-critical-thinking-and-emotional-intelligence/485   

Greg, A. [Allan Greg In Conversation] (2012, March 13). Daniel Goleman explains emotional intelligence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/NeJ3FF1yFyc  

Kahn, J. (2013, September 11). Can emotional intelligence be taught? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/can-emotional-intelligence-be-taught.html?_r=0  

Northouse, P. (2013). Leadership theory and practice (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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