For this task, you will conduct an evaluation of your personal leadership style. You will write a 6-10 page paper evaluating your own leadership practices using a scholarly leadership theory that is different from the one you used in task 1. To help you refine your own leadership skills, you will develop at least two SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) goals as part of your evaluation.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.
A. Conduct a leadership evaluation of your own leadership by doing the following:
1. Provide a completed copy of the attached “Seven Habits Profile.”
Note: You will be required to attach a completed copy of the “Seven Habits Profile” to the task submission. The attachment may be a scanned document or photo.
a. Reflect on the results of your Seven Habits Profile, including what those results might indicate about your leadership style.
2. Evaluate your leadership practice by doing the following:
Note: As part of your evaluation, you will need to use one scholarly leadership theory and three scholarly sources.
a. Evaluate three strengths of your leadership practice using a scholarly leadership theory.
Note: You should use a leadership theory that is different from the leadership theory you used in task 1.
b. Evaluate three weaknesses of your leadership practice using the same scholarly leadership theory you used in part A2a.
c. Recommend three theory-based changes that you could make to maximize your success in managing organizations and leading people in the future, using the same scholarly leadership theory you used in part A2a.
Note: All theories must be supported.
d. Discuss two short-term SMART goals that will help improve your leadership practice.
Note: All the components of the SMART model must be met for each goal. This model required objectives to be: (a) specific, (b) measurable, (c) achievable or attainable, (d) realistic or relevant, and (e) time-bound or time-based.
i. Discuss at least two specific actions you will take to reach each of the SMART goals discussed in part A2d.
e. Include three scholarly sources that support your evaluation of your own leadership practice.
Note: A scholarly source could be a reputable journal, a published book, any source from a university faculty member or business leader. Also, any article or book in the online WGU library.
B. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.