ignment: Followership and Leadership Assessment and Development Plan
SECTION ONE: OVERALL GUIDELINES
Throughout your major program(s), you have developed knowledge and skills that relate to or contribute to your ability
to engage, encourage, and lead others and/or further the success of processes through the applicable knowledge, skills,
and expertise you have gained about them. Through collaboration activities, such as team or group activities, you have
furthered your knowledge and skills in followership and leadership. As you complete your major program(s), it is
important that you take stock of your strengths and areas for improvement in followership and leadership related to
your current or desired professional field and role, and develop a plan for continuous growth through cultivation of your
strengths and gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring improvement. This project
is designed to help you accomplish this task in your capstone course.
Progressively, throughout Units 1 – 4, you will engage in the following research and assessment activities for which the
specific expectations are addressed later in the document:
? Unit 1 – Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
? Unit 2 – Followership and Leadership Expectations in Your Major Degree Related Professional Field
? Unit 3 – Followership and Leadership Assessment
? Unit 4 – Followership and Leadership Development Plan
In Units 3 and 5, you will submit this assignment as follows:
? Unit 3 – at the end of week 3 (Unit 3), you will submit a draft of Units 1 and 2 for grading and feedback.
? Unit 5 – at the end of week 5 (Unit 5) you will submit your complete, final report for grading and feedback.
1. Prepare this report in APA format that details your research and assessment findings and conclusions, and your
development plan for each phase of this project. The sections (include the section titles in your paper according
to APA format) required for this report are as follows:
a) Title Page [unique title and not title of this assignment]
b) Abstract
c) Introduction
d) Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
e) Followership and Leadership Expectations in [name of professional field]
f) Followership and Leadership Assessment
g) Followership and Leadership Development Plan
h) Conclusion
i) References
APA format resource: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – APA Style Guide
This APA style guide is the standard reference for Southwestern College Professional Studies and is an excellent resource
to help guide you in the creation of your APA formatted Followership/Leadership mastery assignment.
Research:
You will research scholarly and professional journal articles on followership and leadership topics in Deets Library, from
Open Access Journals, your educational course materials (textbooks etc. ), and from professional associations written
within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar
sources may not be used.
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Our Deets Research Librarian, has made a permanent followership/leadership recording for Capstone – Research Process
– Followership/Leadership1
. Please review this for advice on conducting followership/leadership research.
References:
The minimum number of references overall for the complete assignment is: 18
(your research that provides a minimum number of 12 references combined with 6 provided materials combines for a
total of 18.)
Cited
In Unit New research Provided
Unit 1: minimum references (4 provided and 5 from research) 9 5 4
Unit 2: minimum number from new research
(different from unit 1 references) 5 5 0
(and include at least 3 used in Unit 1 in addition to 5 new) 3
Unit 3: minimum of 5 references from Units 1 and 2 (no new research) 5 0 2
and cite the assessments as part of the minimum 2
Unit 4: minimum of 2 references from new research 2 2 0
Total 26 12 6
Your reference page should include your sources gained from research and the sources provided (the four articles and
the assessments).

Age of your references from research: they must be published within the last 10 years.
2. Within each of sections d-g, each of the section objectives/instructions must be carefully addressed in this
report. Be sure to carefully review the grading rubric below. Do note that this is a professional report, so use of
writing voice and contractions, etc. should follow APA format.
a. Units 1 and 2 should be written in third person.
b. Units 3 and 4 can be written in first person according to APA since you will be presenting and analyzing
your personal data.
3. The minimum word length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, is 2500 words. More than likely,
you will exceed this minimum word length, given the scope and requirements of this project.
4. Submit your report for grading and feedback at the end of Unit 3 and submit the final report for grading and
feedback by Sunday of Unit 5.
There are two submissions for this assignment. You will submit a draft of Units 1 and 2 at the end of week 3 (Unit 3).
And, you will submit the complete assignment at the end of week 5 (Unit 5). So, it is critical that you follow the
schedule outlined below for your success with this project.

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SECTION TWO: WEEKLY GUIDELINES
Unit 1: Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
Research the various traits and styles associated with leadership and followership and their relationship with each other.
To begin this research, read the following four articles for background information and include information gained from
these articles in this project.
? A Fresh Look at Followership: A Model for Matching Followership and Leadership Styles2
? Everyday Leadership3
? 8 Common Leadership Styles4
? Four types of Leaders5
Research scholarly and professional journal articles on these topics in Deets Library, from Open Access Journals, your
course educational materials (textbooks etc.), and from professional associations written within the last ten years. For
this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used. The
objectives are:
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of 1) followership styles and traits, and 2)
leadership styles and traits, each with comprehensive descriptions in your own words synthesized from your
findings with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.
2. Based on your research and its analysis, describe the relationship between leadership and followership styles in
your own words synthesized from your findings with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas
revealed in the research.
Note: A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years – in
addition to the four articles provided above – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of
these objectives.
Unit 2: Followership and Leadership Expectations in Professional Field
Building on your findings in Unit 1, conduct further research of scholarly and professional journal articles in Deets
Library, from Open Access Journals, your course educational materials (textbooks etc.), and from professional
associations written within the last ten years to identify the desirable 1) followership styles and traits, and 2) leadership
styles and traits that are applicable to your current or desired professional field and role. For this research, news
sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of desirable 1) followership styles and
traits, and 2) leadership styles and traits specific to your current or desired professional field and role.
2. Explain why each of these styles and traits are of importance to your success in your current or desired
professional field and role. This must be conveyed in your own words with appropriate citations for the
concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.

2 http://ezproxy.sckans.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21501562&site=eds-live&scope=site
3 http://insights.ccl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EverydayLeadership.pdf
4 https://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=241962
5 https://trainingmag.com/four-types-leaders
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Note: A minimum of five different scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten
years – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Unit 3: Followership and Leadership Assessment
Complete the Identifying Your Followership Style Questionnaire6
Then, complete the eight exercises of the Leadership
Assessment Tool Inventory – Assess Your Skills7
In completing the assessments related to an organization, consider the
type of organization in which you might desire to work if you are not working in your desired professional field and role
currently. Given the research completed in Units 1 and 2, and your findings from these assessments:
1. What are your followership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional
field and role?
2. What are your leadership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional
field and role?
Explain each finding, its relevance to the professional field, and why it is important. Cite research sources from Units 1
and 2, and the assessments to support your analysis of the above expressed in your own words.
Please note that there is a graph missing on page 4 of the Identifying Your Followership Style Questionnaire. Please refer
to the first graph at http://mbanicas.weebly.com/identify-your-followership-style.html for a reference for this graph
instead.
To help you interpret the results of both the questionnaire and the inventory results, the questionnaire has some
interpretive information included. It is important that you recognize that you will need to go back to do some more
research based on what you find from these assessments as well. For instance, finding out what the primary and
secondary influence strategies you use will then require you to find out more about what they mean so that you can
better describe your leadership characteristics.
Regarding scores for the Leadership Assessment Tool Inventory, we do not have the opportunity to obtain
scores. However, the results do provide feedback on preferred influence strategies, quartile classifications, and a scoring
key that enables you to assess the characteristics associated with each of the tools in the inventory. There is a wealth of
information available if you use each of these parts of each tool to perform your self-assessment in addition to
performing more research.
Note: A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years AND
cited in Units 1 and 2 along with the two provided assessments should be cited in-text and included in references as
applicable to each of these objectives.
3. Submit your draft prepared according to Overall and Weekly instructions for Units 1 and 2 for grading and
feedback at the end of week 3 (Unit 3).
Unit 4: Followership and Leadership Development Plan
1. Followership: Research the diverse methods through which you may cultivate your followership strengths and
gain the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring improvement. Assess the viability of
each of these methods for your continued growth as a follower. For this research, scholarly or professional

6 http://www.gfwcflorida.org/juniors/progsjrs/Handout%20A.pdf
7 http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/htm/teaching-leadership.htm
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journal articles, or professional and educational resources written or developed with in the last ten years are
required. News sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
2. Leadership: Research the diverse methods through which you may cultivate your leadership strengths and gain
the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring improvement. Assess the viability of
each of these methods for your continued growth as a leader. For this research, scholarly or professional
journal articles, or professional and educational resources written or developed with in the last ten years are
required. News sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
3. Create a detailed five-year plan for the continuous development of
a. Followership abilities.
b. Leadership abilities
For this five-year plan for these two sections, one for followership and one for leadership, include:
1. Include a subsection that lists strengths and another subsection that includes areas for improvement
for each section – followership and leadership.
2. For each strength, the method(s) for continuously developing that strength must be identified.
3. For each area for improvement, the method(s) for gaining the knowledge and skills for improvement
must be identified.
4. Where appropriate, a target date for completion should be included. However, as the focus is
continuous development, many of these methods will not have such a date, given the continuous
process.
Be sure that what is included in this plan is realistic and one to which you can make a commitment.
Note: A minimum of two different scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten
years – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Unit 5: Formalize the Development Plan
1. Incorporate feedback received from the Unit 3 grading and feedback in your final report.
2. Prepare this report in APA format that details your research and assessment findings and conclusions, and your
development plan for each phase of this project. The sections (include the section titles in your paper according
to APA format) required for this report are as follows:
a) Title Page [unique title and not title of this assignment – do reference your major in the title, however]
b) Abstract
c) Introduction
d) Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
e) Followership and Leadership Expectations in [name of professional field]
f) Followership and Leadership Assessment
g) Followership and Leadership Development Plan
h) Conclusion
i) References
APA format resource: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – APA Style Guide
This APA style guide is the standard reference for Southwestern College Professional Studies and is an excellent resource
to help guide you in the creation of your APA formatted Followership/Leadership mastery assignment.
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Revision – October 17, 2016
Research:
You will research scholarly and professional journal articles on followership and leadership topics in Deets Library, from
Open Access Journals, your educational course materials (textbooks etc. ), and from professional associations written
within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar
sources may not be used.
References:
The minimum number of references overall for the complete assignment is: 18
(your research that provides a minimum number of 12 references combined with 6 provided materials combines for a
total of 18.)
Cited
In Unit New research Provided
Unit 1: minimum references (4 provided and 5 from research) 9 5 4
Unit 2: minimum number from new research
(different from unit 1 references) 5 5 0
(and include at least 3 used in Unit 1 in addition to 5 new) 3
Unit 3: minimum of 5 references from Units 1 and 2 (no new research) 5 0 2
and cite the assessments as part of the minimum 2
Unit 4: minimum of 2 references from new research 2 2 0
Total 26 12 6
Your reference page should include your sources gained from research and the sources provided (the four articles and
the assessments).

Age of your references from research: they must be published within the last 10 years.
3. Within each of sections d-g, each of the section objectives/instructions must be carefully addressed in this
report. Be sure to carefully review the grading rubric below. Do note that this is a professional report, so use of
writing voice and contractions, etc. should follow APA format.
a. Units 1 and 2 should be written in third person.
b. Units 3 and 4 can be written in first person according to APA since you will be presenting and analyzing
your personal data.
4. The minimum word length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, is 2500 words. More than likely,
you will exceed this minimum word length, given the scope and requirements of this project.
5. Submit your report for grading and feedback by Sunday of Unit 5.
RUBRIC
MASTERY ASSIGNMENT: FOLLOWERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN INSTRUCTIONS AND GRADING RUBRIC
Throughout your major program(s), you have developed knowledge and skills that relate to or contribute to your ability to engage, encourage, and lead others
and/or further the success of processes through the applicable knowledge, skills, and expertise you have gained about them. Through collaboration activities, such
as team or group activities, you have furthered your knowledge and skills in followership and leadership. As you complete your major program(s), it is important
that you take stock of your strengths and areas for improvement in followership and leadership related to your current or desired professional field and role, and
develop a plan for continuous growth through cultivation of your strengths and gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring
improvement. This project is designed to help you accomplish this task in your capstone course.
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Progressively, throughout Units 1 – 4, you will engage in the following research and assessment activities for which the specific expectations are addressed later in
the document:
? Unit 1 – Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
? Unit 2 – Followership and Leadership Expectations in Professional Field
? Unit 3 – Followership and Leadership Assessment
? Unit 4 – Followership and Leadership Development Plan
In Units 3 and 5, you will submit this assignment as follows:
? Unit 3 – at the end of week 3 (Unit 3), you will submit a draft of Units 1 and 2 for grading and feedback.
? Unit 5 – at the end of week 5 (Unit 5) you will submit your complete, final report for grading and feedback.
Research:
You will research scholarly and professional journal articles on followership and leadership topics in Deets Library, from Open Access Journals, your educational
course materials (textbooks etc. ), and from professional associations written within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information
Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
1. Prepare this report in APA format that details your research and assessment findings and conclusions, and your development plan for each phase of this
project. The sections (include the section titles in your paper according to APA format) required for this report are as follows:
j) Title Page [unique title and not title of this assignment]
k) Abstract
l) Introduction
m) Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
n) Followership and Leadership Expectations in [name of professional field]
o) Followership and Leadership Assessment
p) Followership and Leadership Development Plan
q) Conclusion
r) References
References:
The minimum number of references overall for the complete assignment is: 18
(your research that provides a minimum number of 12 references combined with 6 provided materials combines for a total of 18.)
Your reference page should include your sources gained from research and the sources provided (the four articles and the assessments).

Age of your references from research: they must be published within the last 10 years.
2. Within each of sections d-g, each of the section objectives/instructions must be carefully addressed in this report. Do note that this is a professional
report, so use of writing voice and contractions, etc. should follow APA format.
a. Units 1 and 2 should be written in third person.
b. Units 3 and 4 can be written in first person according to APA since you will be presenting and analyzing your personal data.
3. The minimum word length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, is 2500 words. More than likely, you will exceed this minimum word
length, given the scope and requirements of this project.
4. Submit your report for grading and feedback at the end of Unit 3 and submit the final report for grading and feedback by Sunday of Unit 5.
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A
Outstanding
B
Good
C
Average
D
Below Average
F
Unacceptable
50 Points Possible 45 – 50 points 40 – 44 points 35 – 39 points 30 – 34 points 0 points
Relationship between
Followership and
Leadership Styles and
their Traits
Comprehension
Research the various traits and styles associated with leadership and followership and their relationship with each other. To begin this
research, read the following four articles for background information and include information gained in this project.
? A Fresh Look at Followership: A Model for Matching Followership and Leadership Styles8
? Everyday Leadership9
? 8 Common Leadership Styles10
? Four types of Leaders11
Research scholarly and professional journal articles on these topics in Deets Library, from Open Access Journals, your course educational
materials, and from professional associations written within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information
Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used. The objectives are:
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of 1) followership styles and traits, and 2) leadership
styles and traits, each with comprehensive descriptions in your own words synthesized from your findings with appropriate
citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.
2. Based on your research and its analysis, describe the relationship between leadership and followership styles in your own
words synthesized from your findings with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.
Note:A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years – in addition to the
four articles provided above – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple expert
findings and/or
perspectives for each of the
two objectives with
exceptional support from
the requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple
expert findings and/or
perspectives for each of
the two objectives with
strong support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual
understanding, presents
arguments, defends
rationale, and synthesizes
multiple expert findings
and/or perspectives for
each of the two
objectives with adequate
support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the
last ten years.
Section may not meet
word count minimum or
may demonstrate partial
conceptual
understanding, absence
or minimal synthesis of
expert findings and/or
perspective, or
presentation of
arguments and defense
of rationale have
inadequate support from
professional, educational,
and/or scholarly sources.
Demonstrates little effort
or understanding of
concepts.
Comments:

8 http://www.ibam.com/pubs/jbam/articles/vol7/no3/JBAM_7_3_5_Followership.pdf
9 http://insights.ccl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EverydayLeadership.pdf
10 https://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=241962
11 https://trainingmag.com/four-types-leaders
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A
Outstanding
B
Good
C
Average
D
Below Average
F
Unacceptable
50 Points Possible 45 – 50 points 40 – 44 points 35 – 39 points 30 – 34 points 0 points
Followership and
Leadership Expectations
in Professional Field
Comprehension
Building on your findings in Unit 1, conduct further research of scholarly and professional journal articles in Deets Library, from Open
Access Journals, your course educational materials (textbooks etc. ) and from professional associations written within the last ten years
to identify the desirable 1) followership styles and traits, and 2) leadership styles and traits that are applicable to your current or desired
professional field and role. For this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may
not be used.
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of desirable 1) followership styles and traits, and 2)
leadership styles and traits specific to your current or desired professional field and role.
2. Explain why each of these styles and traits are of importance to your success in your current or desired professional field and
role. This must be conveyed in your own words with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the
research.
Note: A minimum of five different scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years – should be
cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple expert
findings and/or
perspectives for each of the
two objectives with
exceptional support from
the requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years and incorporates
a real world application.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple
expert findings and/or
perspectives for each of
the two objectives with
strong support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual
understanding, presents
arguments, defends
rationale, and synthesizes
multiple expert findings
and/or perspectives for
each of the two
objectives with adequate
support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the
last ten years.
Section may not meet
word count minimum or
may demonstrate partial
conceptual
understanding, absence
or minimal synthesis of
expert findings and/or
perspective, or
presentation of
arguments and defense
of rationale have
inadequate support from
professional, educational,
and/or scholarly sources.
Demonstrates little effort
or understanding of
concepts.
Comments:
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A
Outstanding
B
Good
C
Average
D
Below Average
F
Unacceptable
50 Points Possible 45 – 50 points 40 – 44 points 35 – 39 points 30 – 34 points 0 points
Followership and
Leadership Assessment
Application
Complete the Identifying Your Followership Style Questionnaire12
Then, complete the eight exercises of the Leadership Assessment Tool
Inventory – Assess Your Skills13
In completing the assessments related to an organization, consider the type of organization in which you
might desire to work if you are not working in your desired professional field and role currently. Given the research completed in Units 1
and 2, and your findings from these assessments:
1. What are your followership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional field and
role?
2. What are your leadership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional field and role?
Explain each finding, its relevance to the professional field, and why it is important. Cite research sources from Units 1 and 2, and the
assessments to support your analysis of the above expressed in your own words.
Note: A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years AND cited in Units 1
and 2 along with the two provided assessments should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these
objectives.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple expert
findings and/or
perspectives for each of the
two objectives with
exceptional support from
the requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years and incorporates
a real world application.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple
expert findings and/or
perspectives for each of
the two objectives with
strong support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual
understanding, presents
arguments, defends
rationale, and synthesizes
multiple expert findings
and/or perspectives for
each of the two
objectives with adequate
support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the
last ten years.
Section may not meet
word count minimum or
may demonstrate partial
conceptual
understanding, absence
or minimal synthesis of
expert findings and/or
perspective, or
presentation of
arguments and defense
of rationale have
inadequate support from
professional, educational
and/or scholarly sources.
Demonstrates little effort
or understanding of
concepts.
Comments:

12 http://www.gfwcflorida.org/juniors/progsjrs/Handout%20A.pdf
13 http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/htm/teaching-leadership.htm
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ignment: Followership and Leadership Assessment and Development Plan
SECTION ONE: OVERALL GUIDELINES
Throughout your major program(s), you have developed knowledge and skills that relate to or contribute to your ability
to engage, encourage, and lead others and/or further the success of processes through the applicable knowledge, skills,
and expertise you have gained about them. Through collaboration activities, such as team or group activities, you have
furthered your knowledge and skills in followership and leadership. As you complete your major program(s), it is
important that you take stock of your strengths and areas for improvement in followership and leadership related to
your current or desired professional field and role, and develop a plan for continuous growth through cultivation of your
strengths and gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring improvement. This project
is designed to help you accomplish this task in your capstone course.
Progressively, throughout Units 1 – 4, you will engage in the following research and assessment activities for which the
specific expectations are addressed later in the document:
? Unit 1 – Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
? Unit 2 – Followership and Leadership Expectations in Your Major Degree Related Professional Field
? Unit 3 – Followership and Leadership Assessment
? Unit 4 – Followership and Leadership Development Plan
In Units 3 and 5, you will submit this assignment as follows:
? Unit 3 – at the end of week 3 (Unit 3), you will submit a draft of Units 1 and 2 for grading and feedback.
? Unit 5 – at the end of week 5 (Unit 5) you will submit your complete, final report for grading and feedback.
1. Prepare this report in APA format that details your research and assessment findings and conclusions, and your
development plan for each phase of this project. The sections (include the section titles in your paper according
to APA format) required for this report are as follows:
a) Title Page [unique title and not title of this assignment]
b) Abstract
c) Introduction
d) Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
e) Followership and Leadership Expectations in [name of professional field]
f) Followership and Leadership Assessment
g) Followership and Leadership Development Plan
h) Conclusion
i) References
APA format resource: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – APA Style Guide
This APA style guide is the standard reference for Southwestern College Professional Studies and is an excellent resource
to help guide you in the creation of your APA formatted Followership/Leadership mastery assignment.
Research:
You will research scholarly and professional journal articles on followership and leadership topics in Deets Library, from
Open Access Journals, your educational course materials (textbooks etc. ), and from professional associations written
within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar
sources may not be used.
2
Revision – October 17, 2016
Our Deets Research Librarian, has made a permanent followership/leadership recording for Capstone – Research Process
– Followership/Leadership1
. Please review this for advice on conducting followership/leadership research.
References:
The minimum number of references overall for the complete assignment is: 18
(your research that provides a minimum number of 12 references combined with 6 provided materials combines for a
total of 18.)
Cited
In Unit New research Provided
Unit 1: minimum references (4 provided and 5 from research) 9 5 4
Unit 2: minimum number from new research
(different from unit 1 references) 5 5 0
(and include at least 3 used in Unit 1 in addition to 5 new) 3
Unit 3: minimum of 5 references from Units 1 and 2 (no new research) 5 0 2
and cite the assessments as part of the minimum 2
Unit 4: minimum of 2 references from new research 2 2 0
Total 26 12 6
Your reference page should include your sources gained from research and the sources provided (the four articles and
the assessments).

Age of your references from research: they must be published within the last 10 years.
2. Within each of sections d-g, each of the section objectives/instructions must be carefully addressed in this
report. Be sure to carefully review the grading rubric below. Do note that this is a professional report, so use of
writing voice and contractions, etc. should follow APA format.
a. Units 1 and 2 should be written in third person.
b. Units 3 and 4 can be written in first person according to APA since you will be presenting and analyzing
your personal data.
3. The minimum word length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, is 2500 words. More than likely,
you will exceed this minimum word length, given the scope and requirements of this project.
4. Submit your report for grading and feedback at the end of Unit 3 and submit the final report for grading and
feedback by Sunday of Unit 5.
There are two submissions for this assignment. You will submit a draft of Units 1 and 2 at the end of week 3 (Unit 3).
And, you will submit the complete assignment at the end of week 5 (Unit 5). So, it is critical that you follow the
schedule outlined below for your success with this project.

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SECTION TWO: WEEKLY GUIDELINES
Unit 1: Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
Research the various traits and styles associated with leadership and followership and their relationship with each other.
To begin this research, read the following four articles for background information and include information gained from
these articles in this project.
? A Fresh Look at Followership: A Model for Matching Followership and Leadership Styles2
? Everyday Leadership3
? 8 Common Leadership Styles4
? Four types of Leaders5
Research scholarly and professional journal articles on these topics in Deets Library, from Open Access Journals, your
course educational materials (textbooks etc.), and from professional associations written within the last ten years. For
this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used. The
objectives are:
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of 1) followership styles and traits, and 2)
leadership styles and traits, each with comprehensive descriptions in your own words synthesized from your
findings with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.
2. Based on your research and its analysis, describe the relationship between leadership and followership styles in
your own words synthesized from your findings with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas
revealed in the research.
Note: A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years – in
addition to the four articles provided above – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of
these objectives.
Unit 2: Followership and Leadership Expectations in Professional Field
Building on your findings in Unit 1, conduct further research of scholarly and professional journal articles in Deets
Library, from Open Access Journals, your course educational materials (textbooks etc.), and from professional
associations written within the last ten years to identify the desirable 1) followership styles and traits, and 2) leadership
styles and traits that are applicable to your current or desired professional field and role. For this research, news
sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of desirable 1) followership styles and
traits, and 2) leadership styles and traits specific to your current or desired professional field and role.
2. Explain why each of these styles and traits are of importance to your success in your current or desired
professional field and role. This must be conveyed in your own words with appropriate citations for the
concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.

2 http://ezproxy.sckans.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21501562&site=eds-live&scope=site
3 http://insights.ccl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EverydayLeadership.pdf
4 https://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=241962
5 https://trainingmag.com/four-types-leaders
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Note: A minimum of five different scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten
years – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Unit 3: Followership and Leadership Assessment
Complete the Identifying Your Followership Style Questionnaire6
Then, complete the eight exercises of the Leadership
Assessment Tool Inventory – Assess Your Skills7
In completing the assessments related to an organization, consider the
type of organization in which you might desire to work if you are not working in your desired professional field and role
currently. Given the research completed in Units 1 and 2, and your findings from these assessments:
1. What are your followership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional
field and role?
2. What are your leadership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional
field and role?
Explain each finding, its relevance to the professional field, and why it is important. Cite research sources from Units 1
and 2, and the assessments to support your analysis of the above expressed in your own words.
Please note that there is a graph missing on page 4 of the Identifying Your Followership Style Questionnaire. Please refer
to the first graph at http://mbanicas.weebly.com/identify-your-followership-style.html for a reference for this graph
instead.
To help you interpret the results of both the questionnaire and the inventory results, the questionnaire has some
interpretive information included. It is important that you recognize that you will need to go back to do some more
research based on what you find from these assessments as well. For instance, finding out what the primary and
secondary influence strategies you use will then require you to find out more about what they mean so that you can
better describe your leadership characteristics.
Regarding scores for the Leadership Assessment Tool Inventory, we do not have the opportunity to obtain
scores. However, the results do provide feedback on preferred influence strategies, quartile classifications, and a scoring
key that enables you to assess the characteristics associated with each of the tools in the inventory. There is a wealth of
information available if you use each of these parts of each tool to perform your self-assessment in addition to
performing more research.
Note: A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years AND
cited in Units 1 and 2 along with the two provided assessments should be cited in-text and included in references as
applicable to each of these objectives.
3. Submit your draft prepared according to Overall and Weekly instructions for Units 1 and 2 for grading and
feedback at the end of week 3 (Unit 3).
Unit 4: Followership and Leadership Development Plan
1. Followership: Research the diverse methods through which you may cultivate your followership strengths and
gain the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring improvement. Assess the viability of
each of these methods for your continued growth as a follower. For this research, scholarly or professional

6 http://www.gfwcflorida.org/juniors/progsjrs/Handout%20A.pdf
7 http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/htm/teaching-leadership.htm
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journal articles, or professional and educational resources written or developed with in the last ten years are
required. News sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
2. Leadership: Research the diverse methods through which you may cultivate your leadership strengths and gain
the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring improvement. Assess the viability of
each of these methods for your continued growth as a leader. For this research, scholarly or professional
journal articles, or professional and educational resources written or developed with in the last ten years are
required. News sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
3. Create a detailed five-year plan for the continuous development of
a. Followership abilities.
b. Leadership abilities
For this five-year plan for these two sections, one for followership and one for leadership, include:
1. Include a subsection that lists strengths and another subsection that includes areas for improvement
for each section – followership and leadership.
2. For each strength, the method(s) for continuously developing that strength must be identified.
3. For each area for improvement, the method(s) for gaining the knowledge and skills for improvement
must be identified.
4. Where appropriate, a target date for completion should be included. However, as the focus is
continuous development, many of these methods will not have such a date, given the continuous
process.
Be sure that what is included in this plan is realistic and one to which you can make a commitment.
Note: A minimum of two different scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten
years – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Unit 5: Formalize the Development Plan
1. Incorporate feedback received from the Unit 3 grading and feedback in your final report.
2. Prepare this report in APA format that details your research and assessment findings and conclusions, and your
development plan for each phase of this project. The sections (include the section titles in your paper according
to APA format) required for this report are as follows:
a) Title Page [unique title and not title of this assignment – do reference your major in the title, however]
b) Abstract
c) Introduction
d) Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
e) Followership and Leadership Expectations in [name of professional field]
f) Followership and Leadership Assessment
g) Followership and Leadership Development Plan
h) Conclusion
i) References
APA format resource: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – APA Style Guide
This APA style guide is the standard reference for Southwestern College Professional Studies and is an excellent resource
to help guide you in the creation of your APA formatted Followership/Leadership mastery assignment.
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Research:
You will research scholarly and professional journal articles on followership and leadership topics in Deets Library, from
Open Access Journals, your educational course materials (textbooks etc. ), and from professional associations written
within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar
sources may not be used.
References:
The minimum number of references overall for the complete assignment is: 18
(your research that provides a minimum number of 12 references combined with 6 provided materials combines for a
total of 18.)
Cited
In Unit New research Provided
Unit 1: minimum references (4 provided and 5 from research) 9 5 4
Unit 2: minimum number from new research
(different from unit 1 references) 5 5 0
(and include at least 3 used in Unit 1 in addition to 5 new) 3
Unit 3: minimum of 5 references from Units 1 and 2 (no new research) 5 0 2
and cite the assessments as part of the minimum 2
Unit 4: minimum of 2 references from new research 2 2 0
Total 26 12 6
Your reference page should include your sources gained from research and the sources provided (the four articles and
the assessments).

Age of your references from research: they must be published within the last 10 years.
3. Within each of sections d-g, each of the section objectives/instructions must be carefully addressed in this
report. Be sure to carefully review the grading rubric below. Do note that this is a professional report, so use of
writing voice and contractions, etc. should follow APA format.
a. Units 1 and 2 should be written in third person.
b. Units 3 and 4 can be written in first person according to APA since you will be presenting and analyzing
your personal data.
4. The minimum word length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, is 2500 words. More than likely,
you will exceed this minimum word length, given the scope and requirements of this project.
5. Submit your report for grading and feedback by Sunday of Unit 5.
RUBRIC
MASTERY ASSIGNMENT: FOLLOWERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN INSTRUCTIONS AND GRADING RUBRIC
Throughout your major program(s), you have developed knowledge and skills that relate to or contribute to your ability to engage, encourage, and lead others
and/or further the success of processes through the applicable knowledge, skills, and expertise you have gained about them. Through collaboration activities, such
as team or group activities, you have furthered your knowledge and skills in followership and leadership. As you complete your major program(s), it is important
that you take stock of your strengths and areas for improvement in followership and leadership related to your current or desired professional field and role, and
develop a plan for continuous growth through cultivation of your strengths and gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in those areas requiring
improvement. This project is designed to help you accomplish this task in your capstone course.
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Progressively, throughout Units 1 – 4, you will engage in the following research and assessment activities for which the specific expectations are addressed later in
the document:
? Unit 1 – Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
? Unit 2 – Followership and Leadership Expectations in Professional Field
? Unit 3 – Followership and Leadership Assessment
? Unit 4 – Followership and Leadership Development Plan
In Units 3 and 5, you will submit this assignment as follows:
? Unit 3 – at the end of week 3 (Unit 3), you will submit a draft of Units 1 and 2 for grading and feedback.
? Unit 5 – at the end of week 5 (Unit 5) you will submit your complete, final report for grading and feedback.
Research:
You will research scholarly and professional journal articles on followership and leadership topics in Deets Library, from Open Access Journals, your educational
course materials (textbooks etc. ), and from professional associations written within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information
Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used.
1. Prepare this report in APA format that details your research and assessment findings and conclusions, and your development plan for each phase of this
project. The sections (include the section titles in your paper according to APA format) required for this report are as follows:
j) Title Page [unique title and not title of this assignment]
k) Abstract
l) Introduction
m) Relationship between Followership and Leadership Styles and their Traits
n) Followership and Leadership Expectations in [name of professional field]
o) Followership and Leadership Assessment
p) Followership and Leadership Development Plan
q) Conclusion
r) References
References:
The minimum number of references overall for the complete assignment is: 18
(your research that provides a minimum number of 12 references combined with 6 provided materials combines for a total of 18.)
Your reference page should include your sources gained from research and the sources provided (the four articles and the assessments).

Age of your references from research: they must be published within the last 10 years.
2. Within each of sections d-g, each of the section objectives/instructions must be carefully addressed in this report. Do note that this is a professional
report, so use of writing voice and contractions, etc. should follow APA format.
a. Units 1 and 2 should be written in third person.
b. Units 3 and 4 can be written in first person according to APA since you will be presenting and analyzing your personal data.
3. The minimum word length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, is 2500 words. More than likely, you will exceed this minimum word
length, given the scope and requirements of this project.
4. Submit your report for grading and feedback at the end of Unit 3 and submit the final report for grading and feedback by Sunday of Unit 5.
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A
Outstanding
B
Good
C
Average
D
Below Average
F
Unacceptable
50 Points Possible 45 – 50 points 40 – 44 points 35 – 39 points 30 – 34 points 0 points
Relationship between
Followership and
Leadership Styles and
their Traits
Comprehension
Research the various traits and styles associated with leadership and followership and their relationship with each other. To begin this
research, read the following four articles for background information and include information gained in this project.
? A Fresh Look at Followership: A Model for Matching Followership and Leadership Styles8
? Everyday Leadership9
? 8 Common Leadership Styles10
? Four types of Leaders11
Research scholarly and professional journal articles on these topics in Deets Library, from Open Access Journals, your course educational
materials, and from professional associations written within the last ten years. For this research, news sources, general information
Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may not be used. The objectives are:
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of 1) followership styles and traits, and 2) leadership
styles and traits, each with comprehensive descriptions in your own words synthesized from your findings with appropriate
citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.
2. Based on your research and its analysis, describe the relationship between leadership and followership styles in your own
words synthesized from your findings with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the research.
Note:A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years – in addition to the
four articles provided above – should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple expert
findings and/or
perspectives for each of the
two objectives with
exceptional support from
the requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple
expert findings and/or
perspectives for each of
the two objectives with
strong support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual
understanding, presents
arguments, defends
rationale, and synthesizes
multiple expert findings
and/or perspectives for
each of the two
objectives with adequate
support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the
last ten years.
Section may not meet
word count minimum or
may demonstrate partial
conceptual
understanding, absence
or minimal synthesis of
expert findings and/or
perspective, or
presentation of
arguments and defense
of rationale have
inadequate support from
professional, educational,
and/or scholarly sources.
Demonstrates little effort
or understanding of
concepts.
Comments:

8 http://www.ibam.com/pubs/jbam/articles/vol7/no3/JBAM_7_3_5_Followership.pdf
9 http://insights.ccl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EverydayLeadership.pdf
10 https://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=241962
11 https://trainingmag.com/four-types-leaders
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A
Outstanding
B
Good
C
Average
D
Below Average
F
Unacceptable
50 Points Possible 45 – 50 points 40 – 44 points 35 – 39 points 30 – 34 points 0 points
Followership and
Leadership Expectations
in Professional Field
Comprehension
Building on your findings in Unit 1, conduct further research of scholarly and professional journal articles in Deets Library, from Open
Access Journals, your course educational materials (textbooks etc. ) and from professional associations written within the last ten years
to identify the desirable 1) followership styles and traits, and 2) leadership styles and traits that are applicable to your current or desired
professional field and role. For this research, news sources, general information Websites, encyclopedias, or other similar sources may
not be used.
1. Based on your research and its analysis, develop a comprehensive list of desirable 1) followership styles and traits, and 2)
leadership styles and traits specific to your current or desired professional field and role.
2. Explain why each of these styles and traits are of importance to your success in your current or desired professional field and
role. This must be conveyed in your own words with appropriate citations for the concepts, facts, and ideas revealed in the
research.
Note: A minimum of five different scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years – should be
cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these objectives.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple expert
findings and/or
perspectives for each of the
two objectives with
exceptional support from
the requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years and incorporates
a real world application.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple
expert findings and/or
perspectives for each of
the two objectives with
strong support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual
understanding, presents
arguments, defends
rationale, and synthesizes
multiple expert findings
and/or perspectives for
each of the two
objectives with adequate
support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the
last ten years.
Section may not meet
word count minimum or
may demonstrate partial
conceptual
understanding, absence
or minimal synthesis of
expert findings and/or
perspective, or
presentation of
arguments and defense
of rationale have
inadequate support from
professional, educational,
and/or scholarly sources.
Demonstrates little effort
or understanding of
concepts.
Comments:
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A
Outstanding
B
Good
C
Average
D
Below Average
F
Unacceptable
50 Points Possible 45 – 50 points 40 – 44 points 35 – 39 points 30 – 34 points 0 points
Followership and
Leadership Assessment
Application
Complete the Identifying Your Followership Style Questionnaire12
Then, complete the eight exercises of the Leadership Assessment Tool
Inventory – Assess Your Skills13
In completing the assessments related to an organization, consider the type of organization in which you
might desire to work if you are not working in your desired professional field and role currently. Given the research completed in Units 1
and 2, and your findings from these assessments:
1. What are your followership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional field and
role?
2. What are your leadership strengths and areas for improvement specific to your current or desired professional field and role?
Explain each finding, its relevance to the professional field, and why it is important. Cite research sources from Units 1 and 2, and the
assessments to support your analysis of the above expressed in your own words.
Note: A minimum of five scholarly, educational, and professional journal articles published within the last ten years AND cited in Units 1
and 2 along with the two provided assessments should be cited in-text and included in references as applicable to each of these
objectives.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple expert
findings and/or
perspectives for each of the
two objectives with
exceptional support from
the requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years and incorporates
a real world application.
Section demonstrates
conceptual understanding,
presents arguments,
defends rationale, and
synthesizes multiple
expert findings and/or
perspectives for each of
the two objectives with
strong support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the last
ten years.
Section demonstrates
conceptual
understanding, presents
arguments, defends
rationale, and synthesizes
multiple expert findings
and/or perspectives for
each of the two
objectives with adequate
support from the
requisite professional,
educational, or scholarly
sources written in the
last ten years.
Section may not meet
word count minimum or
may demonstrate partial
conceptual
understanding, absence
or minimal synthesis of
expert findings and/or
perspective, or
presentation of
arguments and defense
of rationale have
inadequate support from
professional, educational
and/or scholarly sources.
Demonstrates little effort
or understanding of
concepts.
Comments:

12 http://www.gfwcflorida.org/juniors/progsjrs/Handout%20A.pdf
13 http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/htm/teaching-leadership.htm
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Outsta

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