Week 1 Individual Assignment: Applying Management Theory to Your Career Prepare a 12 slide (+- 2 slide) presentation describing your plan for applying Management Theory
to your career. Select the ideal organization and job to which you aspire three to five years from now. Identify the management and leadership skills you think you’ll need to get that job in that organization.
Assess your current skills as a manager and a leader in the context of the management theories covered in the Week 1 textbook reading, electronic reserve readings, and peer-reviewed journals.
Your presentation must be supported by at least two peer-reviewed journals.
Describe how you intend to close the gaps between your current management and leadership
skills and what’s needed for your desired job. You should specifically address:
•Relevant management theories
•Your current skills as a manager and leader
•The skills needed for your desired job in an organization
•The gaps between your current skills and the skills you need for your desired job
•How you plan on closing the gap between your current managerial and leadership
skills and what you need for your desired job
As with all assignments submitted for this course, please insure that you support your ideas with
those of experts from peer-reviewed sources. Please also insure that you review your
presentation against the grading rubric before submission.