Sample Healthcare Paper on CareLead Medical: Business Story

Developing Emerging Leaders

As organizations become more dependent on growing internal talent, your ability to help develop emerging leaders will be essential to improving your organization’s ability to attract and retain top performers who aspire to leadership roles. As you think about growing talent within an organization, what strategies come to mind?

While you complete your assignment about a selected problem and its gap in practice, read and reflect on the context of developing emerging talent.

·        Assignment Overview

Using articles, you have found, write a 4 page analysis providing evidence and a rationale that a selected gap in practice is in fact at the heart of a business’s problem.

·        What You Need to Know

The problem and gap you choose from your business story for your assignment relate to the weekly readings leading up to that assignment, including the following articles focusing on how companies develop their emerging leaders and grow their top leadership talent:

·        Assignment Instructions



This assignment gives you the chance to articulate a business problem and gap in practice, supported by literature—key steps in your capstone project as well as essential skills for practicing leadership in the business world. The business story you draw from for this activity allows you to analyze a problem and gap in a specific business context.

Employer Expectations

The following skills, which apply to this assignment, frequently appear in articles, job posts, and university reports related to what employers expect of a doctoral degree holder:

  • Identify and analyze potential risks within a company’s corporate strategy, as well as how to propose precautionary steps to mitigate these risks.
  • Identify causal factors that limit organizational performance.


If you have not done so, practice choosing whether a problem aligns with its gap by completing the activity Practice Aligning Problems and Gaps.

Also, review the business stories for three businesses and choose one. You will use the same business for your second assignment.


Select a business story. Within the story, choose from the linked and labeled pairs of problems and gaps in practice related to the assignment topics. A problem is something that is adversely affecting the business and must be addressed, and its related gap in practice is what is causing the problem.

Research current practitioner (business) literature to find two or more articles supporting the pairing of the gap in practice with the problem.

Write a 4 page analysis in which you:

  • State the specific business problem and the gap in practice that is causing your identified problem.
  • Explain why the gap in practice you identified properly aligns with the selected specific problem. Why is this the right gap instead of another?
    • If your research leads you to a different conclusion about the gap than the one paired with your problem in the business story, you may provide the rationale for a gap other than the one identified.
  • Discuss how examples of current practitioner literature (at least two articles) provide evidence that your chosen gap in practice is the source of the problem. Then add these sources to your Capstone Literature Matrix [XLSX], fully completing the matrix categories.
  • Based on the topic of your problem and gap, identify a project of interest addressing a need (versus a want) that you might observe in your workplace.
    • Describe why removing your personal biases in the topic and project discovery process is important to determining that there is a need versus a want.
  • Reflect on your experience with this assignment and share what you learned.

Submit your written work and literature matrix in the assignment area.

Additional Requirements

As you complete your assignment, be sure your submission meets the following guidelines:

  • Capstone Literature Matrix:Submit the literature matrix with your selected articles entered.
  • Written communication:Use error-free doctoral-level writing, with original (non-plagiarized) content, logical phrasing, and accurate word choices.
  • APA formatting:Format all references and citations according to the current APA style and formatting guidelines. Refer to Evidence and APA on Campus as needed.
  • Font and font size:Use an APA-compliant font, 12 points, throughout.
  • Length:Submit 4 double-spaced pages for the analysis plus the literature matrix.
  • File naming protocol:Follow the standard naming conventions for any files you upload. Refer to the Submissions Requirements for details.