In this assignment,
you will present what you have learned about leadership and management from this
course. Combine your research from Assignment 1 and Assignment 2 into a
PowerPoint presentation that focuses on best practices in organizational
leadership. Your presentation should highlight at least two (2) different
business leaders and describe their business and philosophy. Your presentation
should also include examples of leadership characteristics, traits, and
behaviors of the chosen leaders. Your presentation should be detailed enough
that it could provide new leaders with strategies to help them develop their own
leadership and management styles.
In addition to your
textbook, review the following optional articles and videos that detail creating
a PowerPoint presentation for this assignment:
- “Create your first
PowerPoint 2013 presentation” by Microsoft, located at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/create-your-first-powerpoint-2013-presentation-RZ102925085.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA102809627
- “Top Ten Slide Tips”
by Garr Reynolds, located at http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/
- “Top 10 Best
Practices When Using PowerPoint for Presentations” (22 min 57 s). Video Source:
DNN Corp. (2012, April 9). Top 10 Best Practices When Using PowerPoint for
Presentations [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtygW25vj_I
Create a nine to twelve
(9-12) slide presentation in which you:
- Develop a PowerPoint
presentation in which you focus on overall best practices in organizational
- Choose two (2)
different business leaders that you learned about from the previous two
assignments, and describe two to three (2-3) fundamental aspects of each of
their most important business philosophies. Provide one to two (1-2) examples of
the application of such philosophies to support your
- Identify three to
four (3-4) characteristics, three to four (3-4) traits, and three to four (3-4)
behaviors that have made each of them successful leaders.
- Provide both a title
slide (see the formatting requirements below) and an introductory slide to your
- Provide a summary
slide that addresses key points of your presentation.
- Develop narration
for each of the slides. Use the speaker’s notes section of the slides to
indicate what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an
- Select three to four
(3-4) relevant images, photographs, or graphs to focus your audience’s attention
during your presentation.
Your assignment must
follow these formatting requirements:
- Format the
PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide and three to four (3-4)
relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.), ensuring that the
presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away. Check with
your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a title
slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is not
included in the required slide length.
The specific course
learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Explain the principal theories of leadership and
motivation, and describe the fundamental considerations in managing and
motivating individual and group behavior.
- Describe control systems that can improve a firm’s
operations and facilitate change.
- Use technology and information resources to research
issues in management concepts.
- Write clearly and concisely about management concepts
using proper writing mechanics.