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Apply: Annotated Bibliography

Take a moment now to apply the concepts you learned from the readings this week. Follow the instructions below to submit your work.

Content Requirements

As you are learning in this course, there are many nuisances to the ideas of Servant Leadership and Followership. During our time together there is little hope we can cover all the dimensions and perspectives. Therefore, it will be important to know where to look to further your understanding of these topics and more importantly know where to look to fine tune the practices you are applying through this course.

We have found that creating annotated bibliographies can be a great way to become familiar with the literature that is available to you both now and in the future. I know that there have been many times that I have dug up an assignment like this to try and remember the name of that book or article to help me later in life (Hint: That is why you should always backup and save copies of all your assignments).

For our purposes, you are being asked to develop an annotated bibliography of five books that you would recommend to someone wanting to improve their abilities related to Servant Leadership and Followership. Yes – that does mean ten books, five for each topic.

Be careful to not simply choose ten random books. Completing the assignment this way is not helpful to you and does not honor the intent of why God has you in this class. You should review your options and choose the books that you believe are most able to meet the specific needs represented in your life or the life of the person or organization you would like to help improve. Perhaps the best way to complete the assignment is to think about the ten books you would want your manager or leader to read – if you knew he or she would apply what was said. WOW – can you imagine?

You can learn more about writing a good annotated bibliography at: For this assignment, you will be required to have the following in your annotated bibliography:

  • Author (Date). Title. Publisher
  • Summary/Description: What is the point of the book? What does the book address (i.e. topics, issues, perspectives, etc.).
  • Evaluation/Reflection: Why do you believe this is a good resource? Why do you believe the authors are credible? How might the book challenge the reader?

Just to show you how much of a servant we can be: Here is a nice little tool that will help you in the process of building your list:

Format Requirements

Document Type

MS Word

Paper Size

8.5 X 11″




Times or Times New Roman, 12 pt.

In-text Citations & Reference List Style


File Naming Convention

Example: Doe_John_Bibliography


After preparing your assignment in Microsoft Word, you will submit it, as an attachment below. When you are ready, scroll down to access the +File attachment area.

Upload the file first, then write something in the input box, such as “Please see attached.” Then, you will see the ORANGE save button appear. Click the button to submit your assignment.


Questions about this assignment? Feel free to post them in the Ask Questions forum, which you can access by clicking the “Discussions” tab from top of the Course Outline.

2 or 3 pages at the most. Not due until Sunday the 17th.