Choose a book to read from the Approved Reading List (see next page) and write a 2,000-3,500-word paper
(5-8 pages) exclusive of quotations—double-spaced, using a 12-point font with one-inch margins—on the
topic of effective leadership as it relates to the chosen book:
THIS PROJECT IS NOT A BOOK REPORT OR A PLOT SUMMARY.
You should begin with an introductory paragraph that introduces the book and the major themes contained in
your paper. This paragraph should end in an underlined thesis statement in which you use key words
and/or phrases to identify specific characteristics that define the nature of effective and/or ineffective
leadership in your chosen book.
The central section of your paper should consist of your analysis of the leadership in the book. Do the
leaders and the followers whom you discuss have positive qualities (such as decisiveness, professionalism,
willingness to collaborate, charisma, generosity, concern for others), or negative traits (for example laziness,