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Leadership Self-Assessment Paper

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Leadership Self-Assessment Paper

Scan the Northouse text. You will note Chapters 2 through 16 explore multiple approaches to the study of leadership. Each chapter represents a leadership theory. Identify three theories of leadership from these chapters and complete the questionnaire at the end of your selected chapters. Develop your formal paper by using the elements of the Leadership Self-Assessment Outline as the headings for your paper (see grading rubric). The content within each of the headings should address all of the elements outlined in each section. The paper should be three pages in length, excluding the cover page and reference page (not to exceed 4 pages – maximum points will be deducted for exceeding 4 pages, refer to grading rubric). See the Course Schedule for the assignment deadline.

Leadership Self-Assessment Paper Outline

 I. Introductory Paragraph

     A. Identify three theories presented in the Northouse text (each chapter represents                   one leadership theory) that you decided to use to evaluate yourself.

     B. Explain why you chose the three theories. 

II.  First Leadership Theory

     A. Succinctly discuss the primary concepts of your first selected leadership theory.

     B. Describe your results (be specific) from taking the test/questionnaire associated                  with your first selected theory. Share what the score interpretation reflects about                your scores.

     C. Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that you                   discovered in your leadership style based on taking the test/questionnaire                                 associated with the first theory you chose to evaluate yourself. 

III. Second Leadership Theory

      A. Succinctly discuss the primary concepts of your second selected leadership theory.

      B. Describe your results (be specific) from taking the test/questionnaire associated                   with your second selected theory. Share what the score interpretation reflects                       about your scores.

       C. Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that you                  discovered in your leadership style based on taking the test/questionnaire                               associated with the second theory you chose to evaluate yourself. 

IV. Third Leadership Theory

       A. Succinctly discuss the primary concepts of your third selected leadership theory.

       B. Describe your results (be specific) from taking the test/questionnaire associated                   with your third selected theory. Share what the score interpretation reflects                          about your scores.

        C. Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that                            you  discovered in your leadership style based on taking the test/questionnaire                      associated with the third theory you chose to evaluate yourself.

V. Conclusion – summarizing paragraph

VI. Reference Page

 PLAGIARISM:

Plagiarism is considered cheating and is a violation of academic integrity as outlined in the Student Handbook.  Any student who plagiarizes any portion of the assignment may receive a grade of zero on the assignment.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

Unless prior faculty notification and negotiation of an extended deadline, ten points will be deducted per day if submitted late.  Assignment will not be accepted if submitted more than 3 days late and assigned grade will be 0 (zero).

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4344 Leadership Self-Assessment Grading Rubric

4344 Leadership Self-Assessment Grading Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Introductory ParagraphIdentify what three theories (from the Northouse text) you decided to use to evaluate yourself. Explain why you chose these three theories.5.0 ptsExemplaryIntroduction section exceeds meeting stated objectives as evidenced by: – three theories identified – explanation of why these theories were chosen4.0 ptsProficientIntroduction section meets stated objectives with accurate and relevant information related to: – three theories identified – explanation of why these three theories were chosen3.0 ptsCompetentIntroduction section minimally meets objectives as evidenced by three theories identified, but no explanation given for selecting theories.2.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementIntroduction section meets objectives with only one or two theories identified and explanation for choosing the selected theories.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo introductory paragraph found in paper.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 1 Primary ConceptsExplain the primary concepts of your first selected theory5.0 ptsExemplaryPrimary concepts of the first selected theory exceeds objectives with clear and concise explanation and description of the primary concepts.4.0 ptsProficientPrimary concepts of the first selected theory meet stated objectives.3.0 ptsCompetentPrimary concepts of the first selected theory minimally meet objectives. Concepts are partially defined and explained.2.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementPrimary concepts of the first selected theory do not meet objectives.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPrimary concepts of the first selected theory are not found in paper.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 1 Discussion of ResultsDescribe your results (be specific) from taking the test/questionnaire associated with your first selected theory. Share what the score interpretation reflects about your scores.7.0 ptsExpemplaryDiscussion of results exceeds objectives with clear and concise description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers6.0 ptsProficientDiscussion of results meets objectives with description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers5.0 ptsCompetentDiscussion of results meets objectives with minimal or absent description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers4.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementDiscussion of results does not meet objectives with minimal or absent description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryDiscussion of results of the following are missing from the paper: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 1 Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for ImprovementDiscuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that you discovered in your leadership style based on taking the test/questionnaire associated with the first theory you chose to evaluate yourself.6.0 ptsExpemplaryStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section exceeds stated objectives with clear and concise discussion of: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style5.0 ptsProficientStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section meets stated objectives with discussion of: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style4.0 ptsCompetentStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section includes minimal or absent information in relation to 1 of the 3 areas: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style.3.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section does not meet objectives with minimal or absent information in 2 of the 3 areas: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in leadership style0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section not found in paper.6.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 2 Primary ConceptsExplain the primary concepts of your first selected theory5.0 ptsExemplaryPrimary concepts of the second selected theory exceeds objectives with clear and concise explanation and description of the primary concepts.4.0 ptsProficientPrimary concepts of the second selected theory meet stated objectives.3.0 ptsCompetentPrimary concepts of the second selected theory minimally meet objectives. Concepts are partially defined and explained.2.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementPrimary concepts of the second selected theory do not meet objectives.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPrimary concepts of the second selected theory are not found in paper.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 2 Discussion of ResultsDescribe your results (be specific) from taking the test/questionnaire associated with your second selected theory. Share what the score interpretation reflects about your scores.7.0 ptsExemplaryDiscussion of results exceeds objectives with clear and concise description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers6.0 ptsProficientDiscussion of results meets objectives with description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers5.0 ptsCompetentDiscussion of results meets objectives with minimal or absent description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers4.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementDiscussion of results does not meet objectives with minimal or absent description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryDiscussion of results of the following are missing from the paper: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 2 Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for ImprovementDiscuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that you discovered in your leadership style based on taking the test/questionnaire associated with the second theory you chose to evaluate yourself.6.0 ptsExemplaryStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section exceeds stated objectives with clear and concise discussion of: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style5.0 ptsProficientStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section meets stated objectives with discussion of: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style4.0 ptsCompetentStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section includes minimal or absent information in relation to 1 of the 3 areas: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style.3.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section does not meet objectives with minimal or absent information in 2 of the 3 areas: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in leadership style0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section not found in paper.6.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 3 Primary ConceptsExplain the primary concepts of your third selected theory5.0 ptsExemplaryPrimary concepts of the third selected theory exceeds objectives with clear and concise explanation and description of the primary concepts.4.0 ptsProficientPrimary concepts of the third selected theory meet stated objectives.3.0 ptsCompetentPrimary concepts of the third selected theory minimally meet objectives. Concepts are partially defined and explained.2.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementPrimary concepts of the third selected theory do not meet objectives.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPrimary concepts of the third selected theory are not found in paper.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 3 Discussion of ResultsDescribe your results (be specific) from taking the test/questionnaire associated with your third selected theory. Share what the score interpretation reflects about your scores.7.0 ptsExemplaryDiscussion of results exceeds objectives with clear and concise description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers6.0 ptsProficientDiscussion of results meets objectives with description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers5.0 ptsCompetentDiscussion of results meets objectives with minimal or absent description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers4.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementDiscussion of results does not meet objectives with minimal or absent description of: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryDiscussion of results of the following are missing from the paper: – the theory measurement tool – results of theory questionnaire – the score interpretation of your answers7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Theory 3 Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for ImprovementDiscuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that you discovered in your leadership style based on taking the test/questionnaire associated with the third theory you chose to evaluate yourself.6.0 ptsExemplaryStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section exceeds stated objectives with clear and concise discussion of: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style5.0 ptsProficientStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section meets stated objectives with discussion of: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style4.0 ptsCompetentStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section includes minimal or absent information in relation to 1 of the 3 areas: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in your leadership style.3.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section does not meet objectives with minimal or absent information in 2 of the 3 areas: – strengths discovered in your personal leadership style – weaknesses discovered in your personal leadership style – opportunities for personal improvement discovered in leadership style0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryStrengths, weaknesses, and opportunities section not found in paper.6.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: ConclusionSummarizing paragraph.6.0 ptsExemplaryConclusion summary exceeds objectives with clear and concise information related to leadership self-assessments. Conclusion demonstrates critical thinking.5.0 ptsProficientConclusion summary meets objectives with accurate and relevant information related to leadership self- assessments. Conclusion demonstrates critical thinking.4.0 ptsCompetentConclusion summary meets objectives with minimal information related to leadership self-assessments.3.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementConclusion summary does not meet objectives – no information related to leadership self- assessments found.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryConclusion not found in paper.6.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidenceMinimum of three references for paper. (One reference should be the Northouse text) References should be peer-reviewed, scholarly, and professional. References should not be older than 5 years.5.0 ptsExemplaryProvides four or more references, one of which is the Northouse Text. All references peer-reviewed, scholarly, and professional. Current within 5 years.4.0 ptsProficientProvides three references, one of which is the Northouse text. All references peer-reviewed, scholarly, and professional. Current within 5 years.3.0 ptsCompetentProvides two references, one of which is the Northouse text. Some references are not peer-reviewed, scholarly, professional and/or current within 5 years.2.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementProvides one reference which is the Northouse text. And/or One reference provided and is not peer-reviewed or current within last 5 years.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo references provided.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly PresentationScholarly Presentation Key concepts of scholarly presentation include communication and professionalism. Writing style allows for clear communication of thoughts through logical presentation of ideas with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Paper meets stated minimum/maximum word requirement. ***Note: Maximum points will be deducted for papers that exceed 4 pages15.0 ptsExemplaryThoughts are logically organized at the paragraph level without errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Paper meets stated minimum/maximum length13.0 ptsProficientThoughts are logically organized at the paragraph level with no more than three errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Paper meets stated minimum/ maximum length.12.0 ptsCompetentThoughts are logically organized at the paragraph level with no more than six errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Paper meets stated minimum/maximum length.8.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementThoughts show minimal organization at the paragraph level with no more than nine errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Paper meets stated minimum/maximum length.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryThoughts show no logical organization at the paragraph level. Contains more than ten errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation <and/or> Paper does not meet the stated minimum (3 pages) or maximum length (4 pages).15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA StyleAPA formatting – includes cover page, heading, running head, double spaced, explanation of abbreviations given, in-text citations, and reference page.15.0 ptsExemplaryAPA format used with no errors in: – cover page – headings – running head – double spacing – explanation of abbreviations – in-text citations – references list13.0 ptsProficientNo more than 2 APA formatting errors noted in: – cover page – headings – running head – double spacing – explanation of abbreviations – in-text citations – references list12.0 ptsCompetentNo more than 4 APA formatting errors noted in: – cover page – headings – running head – double spacing – explanation of abbreviations – in-text citations – references list8.0 ptsSubstantial Areas for ImprovementNo more than six APA formatting errors noted in: – cover page – headings – running head – double spacing – explanation of abbreviations – in-text citations – reference list0.0 ptsUnsatisfactorySeven or more APA formatting errors noted in: – cover page – headings – running head – double spacing – explanation of abbreviations – in-text citations – reference list15.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

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