Assignment Due: Week Six, hard copy hand in please
My Leadership Strengths
Over the course of the first few weeks of the semester we will be doing various in class exercises where you will have an opportunity to identify your authentic self you’re your authentic leadership strengths. All of the following should be completed and handed in as part of this assignment:
1. Read the first 30 pages of Strengths Finder 2.0 and complete the assessment exercise to determine your top 5 strengths. Respond to the following questions:
a. What did you experience, feel or learn from this exercise?
b. How does what you learned help to increase your understanding of your self and your leadership potential?
c. How might this new knowledge help you in a future leadership situation?
2. Complete the “Summary of Leadership Strengths” form that we worked on in class. Ensure that all of the “My Authentic Strengths” and “My Leadership Strengths” are completed in the two columns on this form. Include two examples where you have used one of your leadership strengths in a real situation. Describe what took place and what you learned. What might you do differently next time?
3. Complete your “Leadership Credo” based on the work from your Summary of Leadership Strengths and based on the Leadership Credo guideline and example from the slides presented in class. Ensure that your credo is real and resonates for you.
4. Based upon your “Summary of Leadership Strengths” and your “Leadership Credo” what are the top three leadership strengths that you most identify with and why? Now that you have awareness of these personal strengths, how might you use each one to become a more effective leader in the next year?
Your Leadership Vision
A vision is a picture of the future. I would like you to use your imagination and create a vision of you as a leader 5 years from now. Specifically I would like you to create a vision of the kind of leadership that you are bringing to your own life, to your family, to friends and to your work building on your stated leadership strengths. How can you use your strengths to make a difference in your life, in others life and in the world?
Simply imagine yourself as the kind of leader that you want to be- paint a word picture of it, see it. Work with the understanding of your core strengths, leadership strengths, values, attitudes and personality profile that you have learned from these exercises to build this vision.