Leadership Interview

Leadership Interview Instructions
Interview Overview:
For this assignment, you will be responsible for interviewing an individual you deem to be a Christian leader. This leader must be married, as you will also be required to interview his/her spouse. Spouses should be interviewed separately or in a setting where one spouse is not aware of the responses of the other spouse. You can choose the leader based on whatever criteria you deem important; however, be prepared to justify why you have chosen this individual as a leader worth interviewing.
The object of this assignment is to synthesize the components of a leader and explain how the person you chose fits into the category of leadership/ leader.
Interview Part 2: Interviewing:
You will interview the leader you chose and his/her spouse based on the interview guide. Remember, the purpose of this interview will be to assess what makes up the life of a leader. It is recommended that you record your interviews so you can listen to them again after the interview in order to reconnect with the data gathered.
Your assignment is to  SYNTHESIZE the interview and should not be submitted as a question answer response.
Submit a 6–7-page paper regarding the life of a leader using the data you gathered through the interview process.
 In this paper, you will find common themes that run through the interviews and, if necessary, quote the interviewees (make sure to use pseudonyms for all references to interviewees).
This paper must be in synthetic form rather than in comparative form (Interviewee 1’s response followed by Interviewee 2’s response).
Make sure to highlight information that the leader and spouse agree on as well as information that they disagree on.


Follow the outline below for the body of your paper; and separate sections using the headings of this outline:
1.      Leader
a.       Brief background of the leader and your justification for choosing to interview this person.
b.      Brief background of the leader’s spouse.
2.      Leadership Definition
a.       How did the leader define leadership? How does his/her answer compare with the spouse’s definition of leadership; did he/she agree or disagree?
3.      The Life of the Leader
a.       What (in the life of your leader) makes him/her a good leader? Focus on his/her spiritual life, family life, and ministry/vocational life. Consider how the leader’s impact on his/her family affects his/her success in leadership.
4.      Conclusion
a.       What did you learn about the life of a leader from this interview? Explain how it influences your definition of leadership.
This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6.
Interview Guide:
Interview Questions for the Leader:
Spiritual-Life of the Leader:
1.      What spiritual disciplines do you commonly employ in your daily life?
2.      How do you structure your day to include these disciplines?
Family-Life of the Leader:
1.      How do you balance your role as a leader and as father/mother, husband/wife?
2.      How have you replicated your life in the life of your family?
Ministry/Vocational Life of the Leader:
1.      How have you replicated your life of leadership in those you lead or minister to?
2.      How would you instruct an aspiring leader to begin the process of replicating themselves in others?
Leadership Questions:
1.      How would you define leadership?
2.      What about your life do you think has made you a leader?
3.      Is there anything else regarding the life of leaders that I have not asked that you think pertinent to an understanding of this topic?


Interview Questions for the Spouse
Spiritual-Life of the Leader:
1.      What spiritual disciplines does your spouse commonly employ in his/her daily life?
2.      How does he/she structure his/her day to include these disciplines?
Family-Life of the Leader:
1.      How does your spouse balance his/her role as a leader and as a father/mother, husband/wife?
2.      How has your spouse replicated his/her life in the life of your family?
Ministry/Vocational Life of the Leader:
1.      How has your spouse replicated his/her life of leadership in those he/she leads or ministers to?
2.      How would you instruct an aspiring leader to begin the process of replicating themselves in others?
Leadership Questions:
1.      How would you define leadership?
2.      What about your life do you think has made your spouse a leader?
3.      Is there anything else regarding the life of leaders that I have not asked that you think pertinent to an understanding of this topic?