Discussion 2 Your Leadership Profile

Discussion 2 Your Leadership Profile

Discussion 2 Your Leadership Profile

Discussion 2 Your Leadership Profile

Do you believe you have the traits to be an effective leader? Perhaps you are already in a supervisory role, but as has been discussed previously, appointment does not guarantee leadership skills.

How can you evaluate your own leadership skills and behaviors? You can start by analyzing your performance in specific areas of leadership. In this Discussion, you will complete Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment. This assessment will identify your personal strengths, which have been shown to improve motivation, engagement, and academic self-conference. Through this assessment, you will discover your top five themes—which you can reflect upon and use to leverage your talents for optimal

success and examine how the results relate to your leadership traits.

To Prepare:

Complete the StrengthsFinder assessment instrument, per the instructions found in this Module’s Learning Resources.

· Reflect on the results of your Assessment and consider how the results relate to your leadership traits of a Transformational leader.

Post a brief description of your results from the StrengthsFinder assessment. Then, briefly describe two core values, two strengths, and two characteristics that you would like to strengthen based on the results of your StrengthsFinder assessment. Be specific.

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

Your Top 5 Themes

1. Discipline

2. Consistency

3. Relator

4. Arranger

5. Individualization

Discipline

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION People who are especially talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS What makes you stand out?

By nature, you undoubtedly consider ways you can enhance standardized procedures that already serve you well. You probably understand the importance of doing various tasks and activities the same way day after day. Even so, you are inclined to make many things better when the opportunity presents itself. Because of your strengths, you traditionally prefer to finish things before they are due. You are apt to give yourself sufficient time to outline the steps of each activity. When you are diligent about planning, your ability to move efficiently toward the deadline improves. Driven by your talents, you are described as levelheaded. You use reason to determine which activities need to be done first, second, and third. You are typically eager to finalize your plan so you can start working. Chances are good that you periodically institute procedures and establish rules that help certain groups of people manage the daily, weekly, monthly, or annual chores that are part of any project. Perhaps you outline a detailed plan. You may work to make sure specific individuals understand it. Possibly these are two ways you maintain healthy relationships with friends who also are your coworkers, teammates, supervisors, peers, direct reports, or study partners. Instinctively, you might have a reputation for creating certain types of agendas, itineraries, processes, or procedures for recurring activities. You may leave few things to chance. By outlining goals, timelines, deadlines, assignments, and other details, perhaps you expect certain people to automatically implement your plan. Maybe you appreciate individuals who follow it step by step. However, you might grow impatient with those who ignore it in part or altogether. Periodically their lack of order causes inefficiencies, gaps in performance, errors, or quarrels.

Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Consistency

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION People who are especially talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone in the world with consistency by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS What makes you stand out?

Driven by your talents, you are happy to do exactly what is assigned to you, as long as you sense you are not being asked to carry more than your fair share of the workload. Checking those tasks off your list brings you much pleasure, and it helps you get along with others who notice your close attention to the work required of you. Instinctively, you enjoy being physically and/or mentally active. This is especially true when you are assigned tasks to finish by day’s end. As long as the overall workload is evenly distributed among people, you tend to be willing and eager to perform your daily chores. Because of your strengths, you sometimes welcome opportunities to acquire additional knowledge or new skills. From a practical perspective, ongoing education might allow you to take advantage of experiences or engage in activities for the first time. You may want others to be informed about these training sessions. Perhaps it strikes you as unjust or elitist — that is, snobbish — not to make this news available to everyone. By nature, you may be able to simply and objectively summarize the key points from complex group discussions. In doing so, you might intend to give everyone an opportunity to understand and therefore contribute their own thoughts. Chances are good that you help keep the peace on your team by doing your share of each day’s assignments. You generally perform your tasks so no one in the group has to do chores you overlooked, ignored, or forgot.

Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Relator

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS What makes you stand out?

Chances are good that you have close companions who frequently seek your guidance. You help them find answers to their personal and professional problems. This makes you a valuable friend. It’s very likely that you thoughtfully select your friends. You avoid rushing into relationships. Once you trust and care about someone, the individual probably seeks your counsel. Because of your strengths, you genuinely enjoy activities when just about everything makes sense. You naturally gravitate to tasks where facts, events, processes, or ideas are methodically outlined. Instinctively, you sometimes feel comfortable being open and honest about who you are. Maybe you avoid people who are less than truthful. You may prefer to spend time with individuals who speak as candidly as you do about their strengths, shortcomings, hopes, failures, or successes. Driven by your talents, you may be convinced that you are measuring up to your potential. Perhaps you know when you are doing your best work or earning the highest grades you possibly can.

Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Arranger

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS What makes you stand out?

Driven by your talents, you use logic to coordinate your teammates’ projects, plans, meeting agendas, or travel itineraries. You are likely to decide who needs to be involved in an activity. You are apt to determine what supplies are needed by each person. You can position people and resources in the right place at the right time for the right reasons. It’s very likely that you routinely consider what you can contribute to the group. You continually look for ways to upgrade your performance, effectiveness, or efficiency. You pinpoint things you want to do better. You identify areas of opportunity for individual teammates and the entire group. Undoubtedly, you think about how these enhancements can be made. Instinctively, you can stand in a teammate’s emotional space to gain insights into what that person feels and/or thinks. You probably have a gift for looking at the world through someone else’s experiences. You frequently set aside your opinions, ideas, and/or past history to attune yourself to another human being’s condition. Chances are good that you are frequently the team member who pays close attention to whatever people say. Because of your strengths, you may avoid associating with people who lack integrity or have proven themselves unworthy of your trust.

Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Individualization

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS What makes you stand out?

Because of your strengths, you can stand in another person’s place and view what is going on from his or her unique perspective. You have an ability to become well-acquainted with individuals. This magnifies your capacity to feel their joys and sorrows as well as their successes and failures. Driven by your talents, you occasionally spend time alone thinking about which individuals work well together. Perhaps your thoughtful examination of each human being allows you to mix and match the strengths of several individuals. Sometimes the strengths of one person compensate for the limitations of another person, and vice versa. You might conclude that a group’s true strength lies in the diversity of its members’ knowledge, skills, motivations, work styles, or thinking styles. Instinctively, you might be able to distinguish each person’s unique contribution to a conversation. In some ways, you guide the exchange of information by drawing out the singular perspectives of individuals. Once in a while, you help others express their varied, peculiar, eccentric, quaint, or unusual viewpoints. Perhaps you enliven dialogues by honoring the value of each human being. Chances are good that you might show people ways they can rely on one another’s unique styles of thinking, learning, or working. You may demonstrate how a group of people accomplishes more when everyone cooperates. Perhaps you identify the basic parts of a process, plan, idea, or program. To some degree, you make assignments based on what each person does well. It’s very likely that you may have a gift for noticing the differences between people. You might think variety is a good thing, not a bad thing. You might help individuals from diverse backgrounds discover ways they can cooperate so the team succeeds.

Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

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Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.