NHS 8002 Unit 9 Assignment Personal Leadership Portrait

NHS 8002 Unit 9 Assignment Personal Leadership Portrait

The health care environment is complex, requiring leadership that is comprehensive and collaborative in the field. It is essential for leaders to be well versed in a range of areas (practice, research, education) as a means of effective engagement with interprofessional communities. Effective leaders have heightened awareness of self and individual leadership styles, leading to professional growth, career advancement, and the ability to develop leaders for the future across the fields of practice (nursing, health administration, public health).

Your final assignment in your first course will bring together all the aspects of leadership that you have examined and discussed over the last 9 units. In this assignment, you will analyze and evaluate your own leadership qualities to create a portrait of the health care professional and leader you aspire to be.

Since this assignment requires you to develop a self-portrait, you may write this paper in first-person voice. Note: It is very important for your development as a scholar-practitioner that you recognize that writing in the first person is not usually acceptable in academic papers. However, given the nature of this assignment, it has been deemed appropriate to make an exception here. Please remember that the third-person voice is the universal norm in academic writing. You should always exercise careful consideration before departing from this norm. If you have any questions about this, please contact your courseroom instructor, or post a question in the Ask Your Teaching Assistant area of the NHS Learner Success Lab.

Assignment Instructions

You have been offered the opportunity to apply for a leadership position in your organization. As a part of the application process, your potential employer uses the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s (NCHL) competency model of leadership development (NCHL, 2016), which includes a self-assessment on behavior (relational), technical and operational skills, and strategic ability. In preparation for the interview, you will complete a personal leadership portrait using the information from the Leadership Self-Assessment you completed in Unit 8. It is important that you demonstrate your knowledge and experience in each of the areas outlined below.

To complete this assignment, you will need to:

Identify and analyze at least one leadership theory or style that you believe best aligns with your own thoughts of what leadership means. Use that theory or style (or theories or styles) to analyze your strengths and weaknesses.

Evaluate the leadership characteristics you already possess. Then, identify at least two additional leadership characteristics you would like to develop. Explain how these characteristics will allow you to guide, educate, inform, and influence others to manage change in the field of health care.

Evaluate how your leadership attributes will serve to help you build and maintain collaborative relationships across disciplines within your community.

Identify the main principles of ethical leadership in health care, citing your sources, and evaluate how you can best apply them given your leadership style. Where do you have room to grow in this area? How can you prepare yourself to do so?

Analyze how you, as a health care leader, can address diversity and inclusion. Explain why these factors are important and how they contribute to effective leadership in health care. Give an example you have experienced or read about. Cite your sources.

Apply the Capella Scholar-Practitioner Learning Model, linked in Resources, to analyze how your professional and academic experiences will contribute to and guide your development as an effective leader.

Summarize how the concepts and information you have gained from this course and from your own research will guide your continued leadership development and how you will apply them in practice.

Be clear and concise in your writing. Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently.

Use correct grammar and mechanics. Be sure to support your claims, arguments, and conclusions with credible evidence from scholarly sources.

Cite your sources appropriately. Use correct APA formatting for all in-text citations and references.

Include a title page, abstract, and reference page. An APA style paper template and associated tutorial are linked in Resources to help you in writing and formatting your paper. Format your work per these documents.

Note: The assignment requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the Personal Leadership Portrait scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. You may also want to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

Example assignment: You may use the Personal Leadership Portrait Example, linked in Resources, to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.

Submission Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Write coherently to support central ideas, in appropriate format, and with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Length of paper: 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding the title page, abstract, and reference page.

References: At least five different resources (peer-reviewed journals or sources, assigned unit readings, et cetera) to support your statements.

APA formatting: Follow current APA guidelines for style and formatting, as well as for citing your resources in the body of your paper and on the Reference page.

Included a properly formatted title page, abstract, and reference page.

The APA Style Paper Tutorial and the associated APA Style Paper Template are linked in Resources to help you in writing and formatting your paper. Format your work per these documents.

Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Submit the assignment to your instructor as an attachment in the assignment area no later than 11:59 p.m. central time on Sunday.

When you submit your assignment for grading, it will automatically be submitted to SafeAssign for a final report. Your instructor will provide feedback on a minimum of one originality report for an assignment each term. Some faculty may provide feedback on all originality reports for the assignments. It may be helpful to review your instructor’s policy for the course.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.


National Center for Healthcare Leadership.(2016). NCHL organizational assessments. Retrieved from http://www.nchl.org/static.asp?path=2852,3241