Individual paper and presentation.
Each student will select the memoir or autobiography of a person he/she recognizes to be a leader worthy of emulation.
The memoir or autobiography will be the basis of a brief (5-7 page) paper on that leader. Third-party biographies, histories, articles, and other source materials should also be used to supplement and/or challenge the leader's own words.
Theories, concepts, ideas, etc. from the course should be applied wherever appropriate to make the case that the person chosen was a truly effective leader. (If you change your mind about the person during the course of your research, you can explain why he/she was not an effective leader.)
Short presentations on the paper will be made during the final class session. A proposal indicating the student has chosen a leader, looked over the leader's memoir/autobiography, and identified some other source material is to be turned in with the mid-term exam.