Leadership Studies

The final exam consists of eight short essay questions. You can complete the exam using the honor system. Remember, a leader’s integrity is measured when no one is looking. Each essay question will be graded on content, spelling, and grammar. A minimum of 350 words for each question is required. Please do not copy from the text. I want *YOUR thoughts* and not *every thought* from Dr. Kellerman. *Please reference when necessary.* Plagiarized work will not be accepted. Good Luck!

Kellerman, Barbara. (2008) Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders. ISBN-10:1422103684 or ISBN-13:978-1422103685

Exam #2

Lead 430

  1. Kellerman discusses several types of followers within her text. What is the importance of participants in the leadership/followership relationship?
  2. How does our text define and describe a participant?
  3. There are two criteria’s that particularly pertain to bad followership, what are they?  What are the five axioms that follow from these two criteria?
  4. What are the four types of followers discussed by Kellerman in the Followership text for the second module readings? Define each.
  5. What are some of the qualities of bad followership?
  6. Do you believe Bystanders can be considered the most influential members of a group? Why or why not
  7. Barbara Kellerman divide in three different levels the group of bystanders from the Nazi era. What are these three levels, and how bystanders of each level contribute?
  8. From the article “Why Smart Executives Fail and what you Learn From Their mistakes”, by Sidney Finkelstein, what are the most exposed mistakes from these successful companies?



Assessment Component:  ESSAY (2500words +10%)       


A 2500-word essay that analyses the implications of the findings of a chosen paper and how these findings could be used to improve your practice (you have been given a choice of two research articles – YOU MUST CHOOSE ONLY ONE. PLEASE DO NOT CRITIQUE BOTH)


The student will: –

  1. Introduce the essay and the article you will be critiquing.


  1. Critique the research methods deployed. This must include the following information
  • Type of research
  • Method of samples and/or sampling
  • Data collection and data analysis
  • Ethics and governance
  • Potential for bias

Reliability/Validity/Trustworthiness (Research Rigour) must be considered


  1. Select an appropriate critiquing tool form from those provided on the module shell

Complete the critiquing tool form with the relevant information drawn from the paper.  This should be copied into your essay as an appendix.  The appendix should appear at the end of the essay AFTER the reference list.

Students will receive a maximum capped grade of 40% when the critical appraisal tool is not completed and attached as an appendix. This is an important element of the assignment – do not forget it.


  1. Identify and critically analyse two of the findings of the paper.
  • Additional supporting evidence should be used within this section, with a minimum of 2 research articles relating to each implication, meaning:
  • Identify two findings from the original research article you have chosen to critique
  • Then find two other research articles that have similar subject matter and similar results, to support each of the finding from the original research article you have chosen to critique (i.e., two research articles per finding – so you must have a minimum of four research articles).


  1. Evaluate how evidence-based research can affect/improve practice in your area of work.


  1. Conclude your essay

Essay plan:

A – Introduction (100 words)

B – Research Methods (800 words)

C– Critiquing Tool Form (Appendix only, should appear at the end of the essay AFTER the reference list – not included in word count)

D – Critical Analysis of findings (900 words)

E – Evaluate EBP (600 words)

F – Conclusion (100 words)

G – Reference List (not included in the word count)


The following are not included in the word count:

  1. Reference List
  2. Critiquing Tool Form (i.e., the Appendix)

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