For this project, you will utilize knowledge about strategic leadership and knowledge management and provide for the project an essay that addresses the following aspects:
The Nature of Strategic Leadership
Within this section, explain and discuss how the nature of strategic leadership is critical to the success of the leadership of a firm. Be sure to address the following points for this section:
Conducting a SWOT Analysis
Within this section, explain and discuss how a SWOT Analysis can assist the leadership team develop and implement a strategic direction. Be sure to address the following points for this section:
Within this section, explain and discuss how lessons learned from the research can assist you, as a CEO, to develop and implement a strategic direction for your firm. Be sure to address the following points for this section:
The portfolio project is an 8-10 page research paper (approximately 3,500 words). Follow the APA Requirements when formatting and documenting your sources. Your final paper will be graded not only on content, but also on the quality of your writing, including syntax and grammar.
Final Paper Instructions
The paper must demonstrate what you have learned about current issues related to experiences of strategic leadership and knowledge management. Your paper is expected to have depth and offer a thoughtful analysis on the topic. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials (rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for example) and should support your claims with evidence.
The most common mistakes in writing an essay are, (a) simply summarizing the topic and not analyzing it or discussing your views, and (b) failing to relate the subject to the broader context of leadership and operations management, as discussed in class and found in the readings. Adequately including the broader contexts includes, for example, considering how your research might yield a different approach to strategic leadership and knowledge management.