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Self-Assessment and Effective Leadership

Self-assessments are valuable tools that enable leaders to learn more about themselves, including how temperament and unique preferences influence their interactions with others. There are a variety of assessments available to promote self-reflection. For this Assignment, you are required to complete the DiSC Classic 2.0, but you are also encouraged to take or review additional assessments (e.g., Myers-Briggs, Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a 360-degree evaluation) on your own. As you engage in this learning process, it is important to remember that everyone—regardless of temperament type—experiences challenges and opportunities with leadership.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Reflect on specific instances in which a leader has had a powerful impact on you. These leadership examples may be ones that you consider unsuccessful, as well as those you consider successful; they may be from the health care industry, as well as from other fields. Consider the behaviors that you observed and how they relate to leadership characteristics and styles as well as values.
  • Complete the DiSC self-assessment and review your results. Be sure to save a copy of your results for future reference.Note:To access the DiSC Assessment, go the go the MyWalden main Menu, located on the top left and then go to Academic Resources > Explore All Resources.
  • Consider how the leadership examples you have identified and the statements in your DiSC profile relate to one another. What insights does this give you with regard to the following:
    • How you, personally, evaluate leadership effectiveness
    • Your own leadership strengths and preferences
    • Potential challenges or areas in which you need to strengthen your leadership skills and competencies

The Assignment

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  • Provide two or more leadership examples that are personally meaningful.
  • Evaluate your leadership strengths and preferences, as well as potential challenges and areas for development. Be sure to refer to specifics of your DiSC profile, as well as insights from the Learning Resources.

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Amar answered on Jul 21 2020
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Leadership Impact – Reflection
One of the instances wherein a leader had significant impacts over me pertains to the senior executive official at the health care organization I was employed earlier. The said person, a highly positioned and highly experienced person in the organization, was responsible for day to day operations of the health care organization as well as the technical advisory / management at this organization. One of the distinct ability as a leader this person had was exercise a transformational form of leadership which at one end is inclusive and motivating of the employees at the organization as well as visionary, effective and steering in taking the organization to growth. The impact was felt at all levels of the organization and functions. The inclusive approach of the leadership undertaken by the said person had powerful impact in terms of work level outcomes like developing a care and focuses on organizational well-being as well as work level excellence. In addition to this, at perception level, the impact on changing the perspective of what actually makes a good leader was useful. Initially, my understanding was that a person has to be authoritative and not always likeable to be a good leader. However the influence from the said person made a strong impression on how a leader can be on the ground, relatable, and yet be effective...
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