MGT672 Module 09: Making Decisions to Manage Risk, Government, and Alliances


In this section, you need to introduce your readers to details about your paper. As you have read, in the Critical Thinking Assignment directions, Salam utilized the transformational leadership approach to make decisions regarding Organization XYZ’s COVID-19 protocol. Therefore, for this introductory paragraph/section, you should provide information about the transformational leadership approach and how this approach guided Salam’s decision making. You should also introduce your readers to the content discussed in your paper (specifically focusing on the four assignment requirements). For example, you could write, “Throughout this paper, the following topics will be explored: _______.” Use in-text citations to support your points, please. Additionally, please ensure that you include a well-written and well-developed thesis statement.

Use of the Transformational Leadership Approach

In this section, you need to provide details about the scenario. Specifically, you need to explain if you believe that the transformational leadership approach was the best approach to use based upon the information in the scenario. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of using this approach in situations in which a rapid decision needs to be made. Explain if you agree or disagree with the approach taken and utilize research to justify your rationale. Note: We are not debating COVID-19 protocol decisions, but instead are determining if the appropriate leadership style was used. The bulk of this paragraph should be focused on Salam’s leadership approach and its applicability.

Use of Another Approach?

In this section, you need to explain what leadership style you would use if you were in Salam’s position. Specifically, you should provide details about why the transactional, transformational, or charismatic leadership approach would be best to use. Ensure you include in-text citations to justify your rationale.

Example of wording:

Based upon the scenario presented, I believe that Salam used the wrong approach. As noted by Author (Year), the transformational leadership approach is beneficial in _______ types of situations. Author (Year) stated that the ______ approach is beneficial in ______ types of situations. Given the information in the scenario, I would have used the ____ approach because _______ (CITE).

Transactional Versus Transformational Leadership Approach

In this section, you need to provide details about the benefits and drawbacks of using the transactional leadership approach versus the transformational leadership approach. Specifically, ensure that you include various in-text citations to justify the advantages/disadvantages of each of the approaches. There is a plethora of literature about both approaches, so you need to include scholarly sources to justify your rationale.

What I Would Do Differently

In this paragraph, please explain what tactics, approaches, strategies, etc. you would utilize. Explain what you believe Salam did well/poorly and how you would do things differently. Ensure you use in-text citations to justify your rationale.


In your conclusion paragraph, you should summarize what was explored throughout your paper. This conclusion paragraph should offer a recap of the major sections/headings explored in your paper. For more information about how to create a strong conclusion paragraph, please click on the Track Change comment (to your right).



NOTE: This is what an Introduction must include-

Academic essays should begin with an introduction, but do not begin your paper with an “Introduction” heading. The introduction will provide readers with the context necessary for understanding your argument and the body of your paper. When composing the introduction, think about what context or background information the reader would benefit from knowing. Once your context is established, transition from that context into your thesis statement. The thesis statement generally comes at the end of your introduction and usually consists of a few sentences that sum up the argument for your paper overall. Thesis statements should also provide a roadmap for the reader so that they can navigate through the ideas present in the rest of your paper.


Note: Headers are useful for organizing your paper. Level 1 headers are used with broad or general topics in your paper. Depending on the topic, length, and genre of your assignment, you might use only Level 1 headers. Level 1 headers should be bolded and centered. The longer and more complex your argument is, the more you might benefit from using Level 2 and Level 3 headers. Level 2 headers should be bolded and aligned with the left margin. Level 3 headers should be bolded, italicized, and aligned with the left margin. Level 4 and Level 5 headers exist, but they should only be used in manuscripts with many topics and subtopics. If you choose to use headers in your paper, you should have at least two sections for each level of header. For more information on how to use headings in your paper, see the APA Style website.


[VC4]Note: The last section or paragraph of your paper should be the conclusion. If you are using headers in your paper, use a “Conclusion” heading. A conclusion should reiterate the major points of your argument. To do this, think about developing your thesis by adding more detail or by retracing the steps of your argument. You can recap major sections for the reader. You can also summarize the primary supporting points or evidence you discussed in the paper. The conclusion should not introduce any new information in order to avoid confusing the reader. To end the paper, think about what you want your reader to do with all the information you just presented. Explain what logical next steps might be taken in order to learn more about this topic. Use the conclusion to establish the significance and importance of your work, motivate others to build on what you have done in this paper, and encourage the reader to explore new ideas or reach other conclusions.

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