HR 310 Brandman University Leadership Traits Case Study

Introduction

A case study analysis requires that you investigate a business problem, examine the possible and/or alternative solutions, and propose the most effective solution using supporting evidence.

  • Read and examine the case carefully.
  • Focus on the issues/problems.
  • Brainstorm possible solutions or changes that need to be made.
  • Select the best solution with reasoning.

Unit Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the concepts important to defining leadership (CLO 2).
  • Explain key traits for effective leaders (CLO 2 and CLO 4).

Case Summary – 1.2 Charity: Water

      • Scott Harrison, a former nightclub influencer, transitioned from a life he described as being polluted with drugs and alcohol, to work with humanitarian efforts. From working with humanitarian efforts, Harrison realized that he could make a difference in the world by assisting those less fortunate. Harrison’s work with Mercy Ships provided him the opportunity to create his own charity. Charity: Water with the mission of providing clean drinking water for the 1 billion people in their world without access to it.Harrison created a four-pronged plan including: (1) guaranteeing donations would directly finance clean water projects, (2) using GPS devices to provide visual evidence that the donations were directly impacting the areas where they said they were, (3) marketing with a positive message focusing on hope, opportunity, and fun, and (4) connecting with local organizations and stakeholders to sustain the organization. Harrison’s success has led to a successful charity and successful organization that is making real and measurable change in communities around the world.

Directions

  1. Read the full case study in the textbook: Case 1.2 – Charity Water.
  2. Answer the case study discussion questions.
  3. Submit your work for review.

Case Study Questions

    1. What leadership traits account for Scott Harrison’s success?
    2. How would you describe Scott’s Leadership abilities?
    3. Leadership includes administrative skills, interpersonal skills, and conceptual skills. In what ways does Scott Harrison exhibit each of these skills?

Case Study Requirements

  • Full points will be earned if the case study(s):
    • responds to every aspect of the assignment
    • contains fully developed answers
    • displays a familiarity with the related materials and topics being referenced
  • Exhibit the ability to apply the related concepts to the case study.
  • Each question warrants a response that is well developed and is well-formatted.
  • At least one page in length, typed, and double spaced.
  • All cited material must include both internal citations and a complete reference list at the end of the paper.

Due Date

    • Submit by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, CT.

Rubric

Case Study Rubric

Case Study Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Main Issues or Problems

10.0 pts

Excellent

Identifies and understands the main issues in the case study.

9.0 pts

Proficient

Identifies and understands most of the main issues in the case study.

7.0 pts

Sufficient

Identifies and understands some of the main issues in the case study.

5.0 pts

Developing

Identifies and understands few of the main issues in the case study.

3.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

Does not clearly identify main issues in the case study.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch and Review

10.0 pts

Excellent

Excellent research with clearly documented associations and links between problems or questions and key course concepts.

9.0 pts

Proficient

Satisfactory research with documented associations and links between problems or questions and key course concepts.

7.0 pts

Sufficient

Limited research with documented associations between problems or questions and key course concepts.

5.0 pts

Developing

Incomplete research with documented associations between problems or questions and key course concepts.

3.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

Little or no research with documented associations between problems or questions and key course concepts.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis Solution Options

10.0 pts

Excellent

Insightful and thorough analysis of all the key issues. Alternative solutions/options cover all the key issues with descriptive well-reasoned and logical discussion.

9.0 pts

Proficient

Insightful and thorough analysis of most all the key issues. Alternative solutions/options cover most the key issues with well-thought out reasoning and logical discussion.

7.0 pts

Sufficient

Insightful and thorough analysis of some of the key issues. Alternative solutions/options cover some of the key issues with solid reasoning and discussion.

5.0 pts

Developing

Developing analysis of the some of the key issues. Further development is needed. Alternative solutions/options cover few of the key issues with minimal reasoning and discussion.

3.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

Incomplete analysis of the key issues. Incomplete solutions/options without sound reasoning or discussion.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Organization Format

10.0 pts

Excellent

Writing is free of grammar and spelling errors. Clear, concise, and creative presentation of ideas. Organization is effective. Sources are identified and in APA format.

9.0 pts

Proficient

Writing is mostly free of grammar and spelling errors. Most ideas are clearly presented. Organization is effective. Sources are identified and in APA format.

7.0 pts

Sufficient

Writing contains several spelling or grammatical errors. Some ideas are clearly presented and organized. Sources are identified with errors in APA format.

5.0 pts

Developing

Writing contains many errors with grammatical mistakes. Ideas are difficult to follow. Sources are not identified or errors in APA format.

3.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

Errors in grammar and spelling distract from the overall message. Ideas are incomplete. APA format was not used correctly.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 40.0

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