PSY 655 Week 1 Discussion Questions

PSY 655 Week 1 Discussion Questions 

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PSY 655  Week 1 Discussion 1 

In the assigned article, “From Trait to Transformation: The Evolution of Leadership Theories,” Hesburgh is cited as having stated that “wherever it [leadership] exists, morale flourishes, people pull together toward common goals, spirits soar, order is maintained, not as an end in itself, but as a means to move forward together.” Choose one aspect of this statement and discuss in detail how it may or not be true. Be certain to provide at least one scholarly reference to support your position.

PSY 655  Week 1 Discussion 2 

Discuss why researchers have had such a difficult time connecting leadership characteristics and behaviors to leader effectiveness and success?

PSY 655  Week 1 Assignment 


In a 500-750-word essay, do the following:

  1. Briefly outline the evolution of theories on leadership.
  2. Describe how one theory led to the next.
  3. Explain how the practical application of leadership styles have changed because of this evolution.
  4. Include two scholarly sources; your textbook can be used as one of the sources.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.