Self-awareness is essential for developing management and leadership skills. Recognizing your own strengths, weaknesses, and values, and understanding emotional intelligence and learning styles can help you to be a more effective leader. Becoming self-aware is an ongoing process requiring introspection. The more often people practice self-reflection, the more opportunities they have to understand their own behaviors and adapt their approaches to working with other people, which can improve both your own and other’s abilities to meet their professional goals.
For the Module 2 assignment, you have the opportunity to take a variety of self-assessments to learn more about yourself and identify your assets and weaknesses as a leader. This will assist you in discovering how you can improve your own self-leadership skills. You will be asked to think critically about your results and submit a reflection as directed below.
The Module 2 assignment is only the beginning of a self-reflective process you are asked to undertake in this course. You should continue to think about your self-leadership skills as you progress through the readings and assignments. You will be asked to refer back to your self-assessment results and reflection when you compose your Leadership Philosophy statement, which is due later in Module 6. The Module 6 assignment will ask you to build on the reflection written in Module 2 in order to clearly articulate your values and leadership qualities and how they form the basis for effectively leading others and your organization.
Refer to “MGT-605 Self-Assessment Links” (attached in the Topic Material). Complete at least one test from each of the first four categories andboth of the Diversity Tolerance assessments:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Personality Test
- Learning Styles
- Values Survey
- Diversity Tolerance
Be sure to document the results of each assessment to assist you in completing the reflection portion of the assignment below.
After completing the self-assessments, write a 1,000-1,250 word reflection in which you discuss the following:
- Describe the importance of self-awareness, self-concept, and emotional intelligence and the role they play in enabling effective leadership.
- Briefly summarize the results of each of the six tests you completed. In general, do you believe the results represent who you are? Explain.
- What insights have you gained about yourself after taking the assessments? How could this knowledge influence your values, attitude towards others, and how you approach new tasks in the workplace?
- Explain the significance of the self-assessment results in relation to your individual behavior, your behavior within groups, and within organizations. What have you learned about your ability to manage others within the workplace? What have you learned about what it takes to manage yourself or how you respond to the management tactics of others within the workplace?
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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