Business Finance – Management Week 3 Assignment – Successful Public Leadership



This assignment offers an opportunity to analyze competent leadership. You’ll explore leadership theories, styles, and effectiveness by analyzing them through the dual lenses of concern for production (characterized by job-centered, task-oriented leadership that initiates structure) and concern for employees (entailing relationship-oriented leadership that demonstrates consideration for team members).


Refer to Figure 2-2 in your textbook to review the Leadership Behavior Theory which suggests that effective leadership stems from striking a balance between a focus on production and consideration for people. Also, take into account the valuable feedback from the discussion this week.


In a 45-page paper, please complete the following:

  1. Assess your perspective on whether leadership is a natural ability, a learned skill, or a response to a challenge.
    • Title this section, “Leadership Origin.”
  2. Examine the role of a public leader, addressing their responsibilities, impact on society, challenges faced, and strategies for trust-building.
    • Title this section, “Public Leader.”
  3. Recommend six characteristics that a competent public administration leader should demonstrate, supported by your reasoning. Please include:
    • Two leadership traits.
    • Two leadership behaviors.
    • Two leadership styles.
    • Title this section,”Leadership Traits, Behaviors, and Styles.”
  4. Examine how a skilled leader effectively applies the Learning Behavior Theory to achieve success.
    • You may consider analyzing a successful leader, such as Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Desmond Tutu, or Betty Friedan, among others.
    • Title this section, “Leadership Success.”
  5. Draw upon your personal experiences and cite a minimum of four sources to support your claims, including in-text citations.
    • You may use your textbook as one of the four listed sources.
    • Visit the . There you’ll find credible sources, a list of databases focused on Public Administration, and guidance on library research in general.

Formatting Requirements

  • Length: Ensure that your paper consists of 4-5 pages, plus a title page and sources page, making the total length of the document 6-7 pages.
  • Citations: This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Examine the theories, models, and styles of successful leadership.