Homework Set #9: Reflections on Leadership
As part of an ongoing effort to prepare students for the global
workplace, BYU's Fulton College of Engineering and Technology has
articulated a model of leadership that serves as a guide for student
development. This model is discussed in EngT 231 and summarized on
this college webpage.
Your assignment is to write an essay exploring the application of
these leadership principles in one or more of the following case
studies discussed this semester:
These case studies include a variety of examples of both individuals
and organizations that you can draw upon. You are invited to reflect
on instances in which the application of leadership principles
resulted in a positive outcome, as well as instances in which the
failure to act consistent with these principles had a negative
outcome. You should consider the extent to which the actions of
individuals affected the outcome. Your essay should be no shorter than
1.5 pages and no longer than 2 pages in a reasonable font (10-11 pt) with
reasonable margins and reasonable spacing (single to 1.5). You can
assume that the intended audience for your essay consists of
engineers, so you don't have to shy away from technical terms and
- The Athens affair
- High-frequency trading
- The Therac-25 accidents
- Electronic voting machines
This assignment will be graded by the instructor (rather than the TAs).
An essay will receive full credit only if it reflects original thought and
is well organized and clearly articulated. Learning to present and
support a point of view in writing is an important skill for engineers
to develop -- you will do more of this than one might think.
Turn in your hard-copy submission for this assignment to the homework
box before 4:45 PM on the due date.
Last updated 14 September 2016
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