Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.

Draft an academic paper (3–4 pages) that applies psychological theories and research findings to practical, real-world issues or problems.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

SHOW LESS

  • Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.
  • Competency 3: Apply research findings from scholarly literature to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.
  • Competency 4: Examine how human thoughts and behaviors can impact mental health and well-being.
    • Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.
    • Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Next, choose one of the scenarios described below. After you have selected a scenario to analyze, select theories to help you frame the problem described in the scenario. You will present possible solutions and support your work with a minimum of three scholarly research articles.

Research your chosen theory. Use the Capella University Library to find 3–4 scholarly research articles on your topic. For each scenario, you will find recommended search terms and databases that will help you get started. Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:

Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign

You have been asked to create ideas for an awareness campaign to prevent teenagers from using marijuana. Consider ideas that have a chance to attract adolescents’ attention. What does the research say about prevention?

Directions

After you have reviewed Assessment 3 Example [DOCX], use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] to complete the following:

  • Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources (described in the Preparation section above) as the basis for this assessment:
    • Scenario 1: Mars Mission.
    • Scenario 2: Office Decor.
    • Scenario 3: Youth Sports.
    • Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.
  • Write a 3–4 page paper (in addition to the title page and references page) that describes a possible solution for your selected clinical scenario with support from both theory and research.
  • Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.

Use the following sections to organize your paper:

Title page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Overview:

  • Apply a foundation psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.
    • Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.
  • Propose a solution to the identified problem.
    • Describe your solution.

Foundational Theory:

  • Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.
    • Explain how theory shaped the proposed solution to the problem.

Research Method and Findings:

  • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to the problem in your scenario.
    •  Explain how the research findings shape your proposed solution.
  • Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.

Mental Health and Well-being:

  • Speculate how your proposed solution could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

References page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting.
  • Paper length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Resources: 3–4 peer-reviewed sources.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • SafeAssign: Use SafeAssign to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately.
  • Checklist: Use the Assessment 3 Checklist [DOC] to check your work.

Scoring Guide

Applied Research in Psychology Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Does not list the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Lists but does not summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario and connects the problem to the research.

Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Does not apply findings from scholarly research and does not develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Develops a proposed solution to a problem, but the connection to research findings is either inadequate or unclear.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem; provides examples of how the findings form the basis of the solution.

Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Does not discuss how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Discusses a solution, it is not clear how it connects to theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory; provides multiple examples backed by research.

Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Does not speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Describes a proposed solution that could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes; provides multiple examples of expected behavior change.

Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Does not communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is sometimes but not always scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates with exceptional clarity and clear evidence in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Describe the research methods

Draft an academic paper (3–4 pages) that applies psychological theories and research findings to practical, real-world issues or problems.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

SHOW LESS

  • Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.
  • Competency 3: Apply research findings from scholarly literature to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.
  • Competency 4: Examine how human thoughts and behaviors can impact mental health and well-being.
    • Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.
    • Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Next, choose one of the scenarios described below. After you have selected a scenario to analyze, select theories to help you frame the problem described in the scenario. You will present possible solutions and support your work with a minimum of three scholarly research articles.

Research your chosen theory. Use the Capella University Library to find 3–4 scholarly research articles on your topic. For each scenario, you will find recommended search terms and databases that will help you get started. Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:

Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign

You have been asked to create ideas for an awareness campaign to prevent teenagers from using marijuana. Consider ideas that have a chance to attract adolescents’ attention. What does the research say about prevention?

Directions

After you have reviewed Assessment 3 Example [DOCX], use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] to complete the following:

  • Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources (described in the Preparation section above) as the basis for this assessment:
    • Scenario 1: Mars Mission.
    • Scenario 2: Office Decor.
    • Scenario 3: Youth Sports.
    • Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.
  • Write a 3–4 page paper (in addition to the title page and references page) that describes a possible solution for your selected clinical scenario with support from both theory and research.
  • Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.

Use the following sections to organize your paper:

Title page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Overview:

  • Apply a foundation psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.
    • Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.
  • Propose a solution to the identified problem.
    • Describe your solution.

Foundational Theory:

  • Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.
    • Explain how theory shaped the proposed solution to the problem.

Research Method and Findings:

  • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to the problem in your scenario.
    •  Explain how the research findings shape your proposed solution.
  • Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.

Mental Health and Well-being:

  • Speculate how your proposed solution could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

References page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting.
  • Paper length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Resources: 3–4 peer-reviewed sources.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • SafeAssign: Use SafeAssign to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately.
  • Checklist: Use the Assessment 3 Checklist [DOC] to check your work.

Scoring Guide

Applied Research in Psychology Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Does not list the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Lists but does not summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario and connects the problem to the research.

Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Does not apply findings from scholarly research and does not develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Develops a proposed solution to a problem, but the connection to research findings is either inadequate or unclear.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem; provides examples of how the findings form the basis of the solution.

Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Does not discuss how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Discusses a solution, it is not clear how it connects to theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory; provides multiple examples backed by research.

Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Does not speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Describes a proposed solution that could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes; provides multiple examples of expected behavior change.

Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Does not communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is sometimes but not always scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates with exceptional clarity and clear evidence in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Develops a proposed solution to a problem, but the connection to research findings is either inadequate or unclear.

Draft an academic paper (3–4 pages) that applies psychological theories and research findings to practical, real-world issues or problems.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

SHOW LESS

  • Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.
  • Competency 3: Apply research findings from scholarly literature to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.
  • Competency 4: Examine how human thoughts and behaviors can impact mental health and well-being.
    • Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.
    • Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Next, choose one of the scenarios described below. After you have selected a scenario to analyze, select theories to help you frame the problem described in the scenario. You will present possible solutions and support your work with a minimum of three scholarly research articles.

Research your chosen theory. Use the Capella University Library to find 3–4 scholarly research articles on your topic. For each scenario, you will find recommended search terms and databases that will help you get started. Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:

Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign

You have been asked to create ideas for an awareness campaign to prevent teenagers from using marijuana. Consider ideas that have a chance to attract adolescents’ attention. What does the research say about prevention?

Directions

After you have reviewed Assessment 3 Example [DOCX], use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] to complete the following:

  • Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources (described in the Preparation section above) as the basis for this assessment:
    • Scenario 1: Mars Mission.
    • Scenario 2: Office Decor.
    • Scenario 3: Youth Sports.
    • Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.
  • Write a 3–4 page paper (in addition to the title page and references page) that describes a possible solution for your selected clinical scenario with support from both theory and research.
  • Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.

Use the following sections to organize your paper:

Title page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Overview:

  • Apply a foundation psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.
    • Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.
  • Propose a solution to the identified problem.
    • Describe your solution.

Foundational Theory:

  • Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.
    • Explain how theory shaped the proposed solution to the problem.

Research Method and Findings:

  • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to the problem in your scenario.
    •  Explain how the research findings shape your proposed solution.
  • Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.

Mental Health and Well-being:

  • Speculate how your proposed solution could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

References page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting.
  • Paper length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Resources: 3–4 peer-reviewed sources.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • SafeAssign: Use SafeAssign to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately.
  • Checklist: Use the Assessment 3 Checklist [DOC] to check your work.

Scoring Guide

Applied Research in Psychology Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Does not list the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Lists but does not summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario and connects the problem to the research.

Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Does not apply findings from scholarly research and does not develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Develops a proposed solution to a problem, but the connection to research findings is either inadequate or unclear.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem; provides examples of how the findings form the basis of the solution.

Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Does not discuss how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Discusses a solution, it is not clear how it connects to theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory; provides multiple examples backed by research.

Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Does not speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Describes a proposed solution that could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes; provides multiple examples of expected behavior change.

Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Does not communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is sometimes but not always scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates with exceptional clarity and clear evidence in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Describes a proposed solution that could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Draft an academic paper (3–4 pages) that applies psychological theories and research findings to practical, real-world issues or problems.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

SHOW LESS

  • Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.
  • Competency 3: Apply research findings from scholarly literature to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.
  • Competency 4: Examine how human thoughts and behaviors can impact mental health and well-being.
    • Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.
    • Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Next, choose one of the scenarios described below. After you have selected a scenario to analyze, select theories to help you frame the problem described in the scenario. You will present possible solutions and support your work with a minimum of three scholarly research articles.

Research your chosen theory. Use the Capella University Library to find 3–4 scholarly research articles on your topic. For each scenario, you will find recommended search terms and databases that will help you get started. Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:

Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign

You have been asked to create ideas for an awareness campaign to prevent teenagers from using marijuana. Consider ideas that have a chance to attract adolescents’ attention. What does the research say about prevention?

Directions

After you have reviewed Assessment 3 Example [DOCX], use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] to complete the following:

  • Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources (described in the Preparation section above) as the basis for this assessment:
    • Scenario 1: Mars Mission.
    • Scenario 2: Office Decor.
    • Scenario 3: Youth Sports.
    • Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.
  • Write a 3–4 page paper (in addition to the title page and references page) that describes a possible solution for your selected clinical scenario with support from both theory and research.
  • Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.

Use the following sections to organize your paper:

Title page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Overview:

  • Apply a foundation psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.
    • Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.
  • Propose a solution to the identified problem.
    • Describe your solution.

Foundational Theory:

  • Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.
    • Explain how theory shaped the proposed solution to the problem.

Research Method and Findings:

  • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to the problem in your scenario.
    •  Explain how the research findings shape your proposed solution.
  • Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.

Mental Health and Well-being:

  • Speculate how your proposed solution could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

References page:

  • Follow the template instructions.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting.
  • Paper length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Resources: 3–4 peer-reviewed sources.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • SafeAssign: Use SafeAssign to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately.
  • Checklist: Use the Assessment 3 Checklist [DOC] to check your work.

Scoring Guide

Applied Research in Psychology Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Does not list the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Lists but does not summarize the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario.

Summarizes the identified problem in a selected scenario and connects the problem to the research.

Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Does not apply findings from scholarly research and does not develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Develops a proposed solution to a problem, but the connection to research findings is either inadequate or unclear.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem.

Applies findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to a problem; provides examples of how the findings form the basis of the solution.

Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Does not discuss how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Discusses a solution, it is not clear how it connects to theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory.

Demonstrates how a proposed solution is based in theory; provides multiple examples backed by research.

Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Does not speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Describes a proposed solution that could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Speculates how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes; provides multiple examples of expected behavior change.

Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Does not communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is sometimes but not always scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

Communicates with exceptional clarity and clear evidence in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions, including appropriate use of APA format.

identify and describe three areas of weakness

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

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Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

Print

Leadership Strengths Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

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Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

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Leadership Strengths Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

Toggle Drawer

Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

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Leadership Strengths Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

Toggle Drawer

Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

Print

Leadership Strengths Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

Toggle Drawer

Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

Print

Leadership Strengths Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

Toggle Drawer

Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

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Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.

Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.

Perhaps one of the most common concerns of aspiring leaders is about their skill sets and competencies. What does someone need to do in order to be a successful and effective leader? More and more, research findings are providing support for a model that embraces self-awareness, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.

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Questions to Consider

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” (Sources of Insight, 2011). What does that mean? How might it influence the way you view leadership power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders empower and support those around them?

Reference

Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/

For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.

Preparation

You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.

Strengths

Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:

  • Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
  • The achievements you are most proud of.
  • Things you do better than anyone else.
  • Special connections you may have.
  • Resources that are available to you.

Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.

Weaknesses

Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:

  • Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
  • Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
  • Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
  • Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?

Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.

Opportunities

Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:

  • Do you have a network of influential contacts?
  • Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
  • Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
  • Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?

Threats

Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:

  • Obstacles you are facing at work.
  • Competition for positions or projects.
  • A major change in the nature of your job.

Requirements

Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:

  • Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
  • Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
  • Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
  • Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
  • Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.

Additional Requirements

Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.

Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

Print

Leadership Strengths Scoring Guide

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Describe leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Does not identify leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths, but does not describe their significance.

Describes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Analyzes leadership style or characteristics as represented by individual strengths.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome perceived individual weaknesses.

Explain how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to explore opportunities, but does not describe their significance.

Explains how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to explore opportunities.

Analyze how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Does not describe how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Identifies leadership style or characteristics that could be used to overcome threats, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats.

Analyzes how leadership style or characteristics can be used to overcome threats; provides strategies for applying leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats.

Analyze the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Does not describe the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Describes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting, but does not describe their significance.

Analyzes the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.

Evaluates the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting.