Self Assessment Paper
Self Assessment Paper
In our Leadership and Motivation course you have the opportunity to gain awareness of how different aspects of your personal behavioral, leadership and motivational skills sets influence your management style and potential, whatever your course of study at PSU has been. By participating in the class leadership and motivational exercises and reflections, many of your strengths and new confidences may have been brought to light, as well as some compelling challenges that may need to be developed further.
In this paper, you will collect your thoughts by revisiting and re-evaluating the information you learned in this course and other courses, and then draw some conclusions about your learning agenda for managing and improving your leadership career path going forward.In your paper:
A.Identify and what you feel are your two (2) best leadership and motivational (managerial) skill areas and support this with specific examples of how they will help you in the future.
B.Identify and discuss two (2)skills in this course that you would like to improve and work on. Explain how you will do this and why you think they are or will be essential to your leadership success.
For each of the skill areas you choose, discuss and tie them together into a cohesive paper with an introduction, conclusion, and appropriate transitions. Back up your observations, experiences, current events, thoughts, and /or analysis by relating it to the various theories you learned in the lessons, where appropriate. Also, you are to reference and cite at least three (3) new sources in addition to those you were exposed to throughout the semester.
End your paper with the final page by discussing your career goals and what skills you will need to develop to go beyond your current skill set and station in life after you graduate….continuing education and learning should always be a big part of your life.
Notes: When doing reflective papers, such as this assignment, it is important that you present your thoughts in a cogent manner. The following is an evaluation guide to help you focus your writing. This assignment is intentionally designed to showcase your ability to express thoughts and ideas in a concise and clear manner.
Criteria for Evaluation and Grading Critical Thinking
_____Delved into the issues discussed in the paper
_____Demonstrated awareness of your current skills & traits in relation to your career
_____Ended by discussing career goals and skills needed to develop to go beyond your current skill set
_____Described what you feel are your two (2) best leadership and motivational (managerial) skill areas
_____Described two (2) managerial skill areas that you most need to work on and developStrategy and Structure
_____Stated purpose and scope in an introduction
_____Supplied logical transitions that lead to a persuasive conclusion
_____Tied things together into a cohesive paperUse of Evidence
_____Used concrete and specific examples__
___Presented data and drew conclusions about your learning agenda for managing your career _____Backed up analysis with theory as appropriate and cited three (3)new referencesUse of Language _____Demonstrated a proficiency in standard written English _
____Observed the conventions of the essay format___
__Used an appropriate tone
_____Used positive, constructive language___
__Writing was clear and succinct