To help you to discover your own leadership style and preferences, the self-assessment exercises will prompt you to identify personal knowledge by self-reflection and provide a foundation for developing leadership skills. There is not any right or wrong answers for the self-assessments; answer honestly for the best results.
Complete Chapter 6, Self-Assessment 6-1 – Listening Skills, (pp. 188 of the course textbook). Be sure to use the reflection document you prepared.
Compose a total 200 word minimum reflective perspective summary about your results. Consider the questions below:
- Did you expect your score to be high or low? Any surprises? Are your stronger or milder points an asset?
- Does the self-assessment scale or rating accurately describe a trait, characteristic, behavior, cognition, or another aspect of your listening skills? If so, which one(s) and why. If the self-assessment is inaccurate then how do you account for the difference between what it measures and your leadership style?
- Based on the result of this self-assessment do you need to make a change as a listener that will improve your skills and make you a better leader? How would you start to make this change? If no change is needed then how do you plan to use the information from the assessment?
Your self-assessment summary should be a comprehensive and well-organized analysis that clearly relates the self-assessment measurements and results to your personal leadership style, traits, characteristics, behaviors, and cognition. The analysis should be clear and readable. It should be grammatically sound, and free of spelling errors. This is one of many leadership self-reflections in this course.