Leading in an Organization

MBA 550 Leading in an Organization

Week 2

Dr. Lowell C. Matthews


  • Check-in
  • What is Leadership
  • Paper Guidelines
  • Article Reviews
  • What’s Due?

My Definition of Leadership

Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes and outcomes that reflect their shared purposes.

What Leadership Involves

Theories of Leadership

Great Man Theories (1840s)

Trait Theories (1930s-1940s)

Behavior Theories (1940s-1950s)

Contingency Theories (1960s)

Influence Theories/Transactional (1970s)

Relationship Theories/Transformational (1980s)

Growth Mindset Theories (1990s-2000s)

??? (2020 and beyond) – this will be the focus of your paper

What is Scholarly Research?

Scholarly articles are ones that publish a researcher’s original work. It will tell you: what, why, and how the researcher did the work; the results of the work; highlight some key data (often in figures, tables, or charts); and provide a discussion of the results and conclusions about the work.

Scholarly articles are written by authors who have credentials and experience with the subject to alert other experts to what they found. Typically, the language used is the language of the field and may have the technical terms and jargon common to that field.

What is Scholarly Research?

Published in a Journal Specific to the Field

Peer-Review or Refereed

Qualitative v/s Quantitative

Leadership Paper

  • You will explore and discuss the topic of leadership in the next century. What will leadership look like in 10 to 20 years?
  • 10-15 peer-reviewed sources (use the 10 articles from your article reviews)
  • 10-15 pages (let your research dictate the length of your paper)
  • APA format

How to locate peer-reviewed journal articles?

Discuss in Breakout Rooms


How to write Article Reviews

Definition of the problem

Summary of previous investigations




Leadership Paper Format

Title Page




Literature Review

Chronological or narrative



What will leadership look like in 10 to 20 years?


What’s Due?

Find a peer-reviewed journal article on leadership that is of interest to you.

Use the article for your first article review assignment due before 11:59 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 16


Discuss in Breakout Rooms