Assignment requires you to submit a reflective essay addressing the following questions:
How do you currently lead?
What are the core principles that underlie your approach to leadership?
In light of the ideas presented in this course, how will you lead in the future?
What kind of leader do you want to be?
What do you want to make sure you keep doing?
What do you want to stop doing?
What do you want to start doing?
In your current or previous work setting, what specific changes will you make in how you lead and/or manage?
Do you see yourself as more of a leader or more of a manager, or both, or neither?
Apply at least six (6) concepts from the textbook and any other concepts that shape how you will practise leadership now and in the future. However, your essay must represent a coherent whole rather than a listing of various attributes that describe your approach.
This paper will be evaluated using an adaptation of the “Critical Thinking Rubric” created by the Critical Thinking Project at Washington State University and will be assessed on overall presentation and the following four areas:
Does your paper reflect your own perspective and position? (e.g., are you clearly writing about your approach and not simply describing someone else’s)
Do you identify and assess the key assumptions that underlie your perspective and position? (e.g., do you talk about how you arrived at your theory or do you simply state your conclusions?)
Do you identify and consider the influence of context on your approach? (e.g., do you describe how your approach applies to the specific context and setting of your profession?)
Do you identify and assess the logical conclusions, implications, and/or consequences of acting on your approach to leadership? (e.g., do you describe how your professional life and work setting would be different if your approach was practised by you and by others?)