Your Week 1 Tasks:

Introductory Summary (1–2 pages)

Although your course project has two distinct deliverables (comprehensive exam document in Week 3 and a leadership development and succession plan in Week 5), as a doctoral-level scholar, you should be able to synthesize connections between the two topics and activities.

Synthesize a 1- to 2-page summary of how the study of OB and preparation of a comprehensive preparation document can inform and enhance your design and delivery of a leadership development and succession plan. Support your synthesis with research.

Part 1: Comprehensive Exam Prep Document: First Thoughts (1–2 pages)

Defend an organizational motif or schema that helps break down the field of OB into smaller units (broad categories) for study (e.g., individual, group/team, organizational/environmental). Your schema must have at least three broad categories. Be sure to define each element of your schema.

Part 2: Leadership Development and Succession Plan: A Beginning (1–2 pages)

Select an organization for your study. The organization can be one you are currently part of, one you used to be part of, one you research, or even a hypothetical organization.

Summarize key details about the organization. What is it? What does it do? How would you describe its structure? How would you describe its culture? What issues is the organization currently experiencing that may be related to leadership problems? How does the organization currently develop leaders and plan for succession?

Submission Details:

Complete your analysis in a 5–6-page Microsoft Word document, using APA style.

Name the document SU_MGT7115_W1_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.