Week 1 – Discussion Forum 1 BUS119: Principles of Personal & Organizational Leadership (AFS1951A) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Conceptualizing Leadership [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLO: 1]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 1 and 2 from Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice, Importance of leaders with the right leadership styles, What makes a great leader? (Cover Story), and What Is Leadership? (Links to an external site.) articles. Additionally, read the Week 1 Weekly Lecture.
Complete the 1.2 Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire in the Summary and Resources section of Chapter 1 of Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice, then answer the following questions:
- What do the scores you received on the Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire suggest about your beliefs on leadership?
- Of the six dimensions on the questionnaire (traits, ability, skills, behavior, relationships, and process), which two are the most similar to your own beliefs?
- Which two dimensions are the least like your own beliefs? Explain.
Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts. By the end of Day 7, give additional advice to at least two of your peers on the importance of knowing your beliefs on leadership and why individual beliefs may vary.