First, you will form a “dialogue donut” with your peers for daily discussions which will last from 45 minutes to 1 hour during class sessions 3 to 7. Discussion leaders will a) read 1 extra article (WWGDL); b) prepare and distribute a one page executive summary of their “extra” article for the group c) prepare and distribute 3 – 5 discussion questions for the group; and, d) report out after the discussion. All discussions should end with the group proposing at least one question they would like Doc David to address about the topic, the readings or their discussion. At the end of the term, using a form created by Doc David, discussion members will evaluate themselves and the rest of the discussion group on the level of their participation and their ability to practice the principles of dialogue. Poor peer ratings will have a significantly negative impact on your grade regardless of your performance on other course components. Second, you will keep a reading reflection journal for each set of readings. Basically your jounral will take the form of a typed 500 to ?? word entry that reflects on your readings for each topic we cover. You may substitute the executive summary you prepare for your team when you are discussion leader for the entry due that session. There is no specific format for the journal but it should be clear that you have done and thought about your readings for that topic. Basically you should pick a few terms, passages or concepts contained in your readings and reflect on how those ideas relate or shed insight about: a] something Doc David or a peer said; b] a personal or business situation; c] an in class exercise or a post class exercise; d] another passage or concept in the readings for this or another class; e] an event in the news; f] your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader or aspiring leader; or, g] how that concept or passage raised questions or issues that still remain unanswered or unresolved in your mind. The point is to connect with the material in a personal way and think about it at a deeper level. The only thing I don’t want and will not accept is a “summary” that simply describes or attempts to abstract the readings. The journal is your place to react, to process, to question or even to free associate with about which you are reading. You are to conclude your “journal” by typing a 750 to ?? word reflective summary of what you learned about yourself, leaders, leadership as a result of writing in this journal. Again, this is not a summary of what you wrote but a “meta-reflection.” Regardless of whether you are in the day or night sectioin, you will write a total of 10 individual entries and one meta reflective entry. Ideally, you should type 1 sometimes 2 for day students entries immediately after reading the assigned material for each class session. Unfortunately, given the size of the class and Doc’s daily teaching schedule he will not be able to collect your entries on a daily basis or provide daily feedback. Therefore, you should place each entry and the reflective summation in one file (preferrably word or pdf) and email this file as an attachment to Doc David by noon, EST, Monday, December 9 2007. Each entry and final summation will be graded on a HP/P/LP basis. Please note, your entries will remain completely confidential so write from your heart/experience about issues that are important to you. Doc David will try to make a sample entry available on the website or will pass out an exemplary entry – with the author’s permission – from a previous class. Please do not give Doc David individual entries. You must complete one of the final project options listed below. You have wide latitutde to create something that has meaning for you and has lasting value. You may work in conjunction with another class member on any of the options but I would expect a final project that reflects the synergistic efforts of two people – not a cut and paste job – that is superior to what an individual member would complete. ! "# A] Create a “leadership newsletter” or website. Your “newsletter” or website should be something you could distribute to current or future colleagues that highlights what you learned as a result of taking this class. At a minimum, your newsletter / website must contain the following items/sections/components: 1] answers to any three of the questions from the list on the first page of this syllabus. You should use at least 5 specific terms, concepts, ideas, or quotations from the readings to support your response; 2) discussion regarding how your understanding of leadership was challenged, changed, or enhaced as a result of this class; 3) an “advertisement” or more for leadership “products” that relate to this class; 4) an editorial on leadership as it pertains to this class; 5) a comic or joke about leadership; 6) a review of a movie or play that you think captures the essence of leadership as we covered it in this class; 7) a discussion how/why at least 5 five quotations/passages from your readings are important to you or your understanding/practice of leadership; 8) a profile of a company or person in Finland or your country of origin who practices leadership as we covered it this semester; 9) an applications section which offers tips that specify how to be more inner directed, other focused, purpose driven and results oriented leaders; 10) something of your own design/creation which highlights leadership ideas (leadership horoscope, leadership word game, etc.). Your leadership newsletter / website should be creatively packaged. Please feel free to add additional components that would be relevant to others or that shows insights to the material. B] My story. The expectations for my story are explicated on another document posted to Doc David’s website. This is an expanded version of an exercise you may complete in class and is one that Doc has used in EMBA programs around the world. If you are looking for an opportunity to reflect on your life this assignment is for you. Some former HSE students have pursued this option and Doc David may have samples for you to view. Anything written in “your story” will be treated with the utmost confidence and not released without your prior approval. Formatting really impacts the overall length but typical storys have been in the 25 page range depending on font, pictures, spacing and the like. C] Class for a night. Assume that you have been given one additional night of class. However, instead of it being lead by Doc David – you/peer are the facilitator. To successfully complete this assignment, you will need to pick a topic from the area of change management that should be added to the class and do at least the following: 1) develop a list of 3-5 learning objectives for the class; 2) find 3 articles that would help the students “understand” that topic – book chapters are acceptable – list them - and write an executive summary that describes the content of the articles; 3) create a power point slide show that would simulate the “lecture” that you would deliver on this topic; 4) create a handout that you would distribute to the class on this topic that is similar to the ones Doc David distributes to you; 5) find or create and completely describe at least one experiential learning or self-assessment activity you would conduct to help the students learn about the topic; 6) generate 4 Questions that you would use to stimulate a group discussion and provide “your answers” to those questions. This project should conclude with a typed 3 page paper that discusses and how this topic enhances, extends or even counters the material covered in the Quinn Book, your www readings and class. D] Profiles In Leadership. An old TV show was entitled profiles in courage and it documented the lives of “courageous” people. The same could be done for “leadership.” This project requires you to develop a profile in leadership by exploring the life of a leader and showing how his/her life extensively exemplifies specific terms, concepts or ideas contained in your readings and class discussions. A thorough profile would discuss something from each topic area we explore. Please do not give me a life history of the person you select. More than a biography, this project asks you to assess and describe why the person you chose is an excellent example or representation of being inner-directed, other-focused, purpose-driven, results-minded and values-based. The person you select does not have to be famous but HE/SHE must represent leadership from the perspective of this class. After completing your “profile,” you must discuss what you learned about leadership from developing this profile and develop a list of 5-7 specific and concrete action steps that ordinary people can take to become more like the person you have profiled. You have wide latitude in the way you format this project and you are encouraged to add sound, video, pictures and the like to enliven the presentation. This project must be creatively packaged will range from 15 --- ??? pages in length. If you elect a more creative formatting such as a website or podcast, your profile should be commensurate with the work of the projects. E] Design Your Own Project. Obviously this is difficult to describe because it does not exist. However, this option allows you to design your own leadership related final project. For example, you may want to take a stab at writing a leadership related short story, design your own leadership related game or simulation, develop your own leadership theory, or pursue something related to enhancing leadership or practicing the principles we’ve covered at your place of business. The options are limitless. However, in order to pursue this option you must schedule a meeting with Dr. Luechauer to discuss your idea. Likewise, you must type a brief one page memo to Dr. Luechauer after that discussion which will serve as our contract which specifies the work you are to perform. I am open to any project idea so long as the work associated with completing the project is commensurate with the work required in the projects listed above and so long as it will require to draw on your knowledge of the material we covered in this class. Special Notes 1. Unless you want to take the chance of actually mailing the project to Doc, you will have to send it electronically as an attachment. Therefore, unless you are creating a website for Doc to visit, try save your work as PDF file so Doc David can easily open it without disrupting the formating. 2. Double check your final product to make sure you have completed all aspects of the project you select. 3. Your final grade will result from an equal weighting of your performance across each assignment. 4. Failure to complete any “assignment” in a professional, original, creative, ethical and timely manner will result in a grade of “I” or “F” for the term. 5. Work that does not meet my expecations may be returned and you will have 48 hours to revise it but you will receive a lowered score. 6. Work completed all or in part for another class may not be used all or in part for the final project without the prior written consent of both instructors!!!!