Prepare the paper using the American Psychological Association (APA) format; this format is described in detail in the APA Publication Manual. Grading will stress content, analysis, and style. Seek to creatively apply leadership theory. The paper work must be more than a mere review of facts and articles. It must demonstrate reasoning, by applying at least three relevant theories and models together to analyze the topic. The paper must be at least three thousand words in length, not counting tables, figures, and any (optional) Appendices; it must correctly cite and use at least 10 references, NOT counting the textbook. ALL cited sources must appear both within the body of the text and in the References list. NOTE: for an A grade, the paper must use articles from at least 2 respected journals or books, such as those in the SUGGESTED READING list. Most of these periodicals are available on line from the Troy University Library. Here is a suggested outline. TITLE PAGE ABSTRACT — Limit to one page. INTRODUCTION — Short! Explain why the topic is important! Include objectives of the paper. LITERATURE REVIEW ANALYSIS — Apply the models; make inferences, draw conclusions. DISCUSSION — Discuss the implications of your findings above, especially for managers. CONCLUSION Restate your conclusions and sum up, in about one half page REFERENCES APPENDICES (optional) In choosing a topic, avoid shallow, insipid generalities (e.g., the importance of leadership). Exemplify your concepts and conclusions by consistently referring to a single, real, focal leader.