IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORD LIMIT REQUIREMENTS:
Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.
The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on how groups collaborate to be agents of change and make group decisions.
To document your leadership experiences, team collaboration, and learning, you will complete a series of weekly journal entries that will be used as the basis for the Topic 6 benchmark assignment. Strong leadership is important in the strategic planning process. The ability to lead and collaborate with a team to create a shared mission, vision, and plan to guide decision making can directly contribute to the success of a public health initiative. In a 250-word reflection, discuss the following:
- Thinking about your group’s collaboration, how would you rate your success in applying the principles of leadership, governance, and management in the creation of your vision and mission and in the decision-making process used to create your action plan? Provide a specific example that illustrates how your team performed effectively and a second example that illustrates an opportunity for improvement in team collaboration.
- Based upon what you know about your own leadership style and traits and those of the other group members, explain two ideas you have about how you could help other group members develop their leadership skills.
- Considering the leadership styles and traits of your teammates, discuss what you have learned about leadership from your teammates and provide an example of one new leadership strategy or technique you can implement to improve your leadership skills.
Emotionally Intelligent: Score: 62 ” Great! You’re an emotionally intelligent person. You have great relationships, and you probably find that people approach you for advice.
However, when so many people admire your people skills, it’s easy to lose sight of your own needs. Read our tips below to find out how you can continue to build your EI.
Researchers have found that emotionally intelligent people often have great leadership potential. Realize this potential by seeking opportunities to improve even further.”
Characteristics of Emotional Intelligence
Psychologist Daniel Goleman identified five elements that make up emotional intelligence. These are:
- Social skills.
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(Questions 1, 8, 11)
Your score is 14 out of 15
In his 1995 book “Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More Than IQ,” Goleman explained that people with high self-awareness are “aware of their moods as they are having them.”
To increase self-awareness , learn about mindfulness . This involves focusing on the present moment including how you’re feeling. And keep a journal in which you write about and analyze the emotional situations you experience from day to day.
You also need to understand your strengths and weaknesses to build self-awareness. Do a personal SWOT analysis , and ask for feedback from your boss, friends, and trusted colleagues to find out how you can improve further.
(Questions 2, 4, 7)
Your score is 10 out of 15
Self-regulation is about staying in control. To develop your skills in this area, learn how to manage your emotions effectively.
If you often get angry , note what triggers this feeling, and think about why this happens. Use techniques such as deep breathing to calm yourself down, and give yourself time to pause before you respond to emails or requests, so that you don’t say something that you’ll later regret. (See our article on anger management to learn more about this.)
(Questions 6, 10, 12)
Your score is 13 out of 15
Self-motivation is strongly affected by your emotions. When you’re distracted by your emotions, you may find it hard to see tasks through.
Also, set yourself longer-term goals . When you decide what you want to achieve, you’ll focus on what really matters to you. This can be highly motivating, especially when you connect personal goals with career-related ones.
If you’re still struggling to get motivated in your current role, take some time to rediscover your purpose .
(Questions 3, 13, 15)
Your score is 13 out of 15
Empathy is the ability to recognize other people’s emotions and understand their perspectives. Goleman calls this aspect of EI “the fundamental people skill.”
To develop empathy , start by simply thinking about other people’s viewpoints. Imagine how they may be feeling, and use active listening skills to understand them fully when they express their emotions to you.
Try not to interrupt or talk about your own feelings during the conversation. Look at their body language , too: it can tell you a lot about their emotions. If you watch and listen to others, you’ll quickly become attuned to how they feel. (The Perceptual Positions technique can give you a particularly sharp insight into what other people may be thinking and feeling.)
If you’re a leader, read our article “What’s Empathy Got to do With it?” for tips on using empathy in leadership.
(Questions 5, 9, 14)
Your score is 12 out of 15
Even if you’re not a natural “people person,” it is possible to develop better social skills.
The Leadership Motivation Assessment: Score 62 ” This implies a strong motivation to lead.” ” If you’ve found that you are strongly motivated to lead, and you’re already a leader great! If you’re not already a leader, this is definitely an area you should investigate as you plan your career.
Your score shows that you want to be a leader and that you’ve got the confidence to do it. So, what are your next steps to realizing that ambition? First, learn the foundations of leadership with our article, Core Leadership Theories , and, as we mentioned above, demonstrate Transformational Leadership .”
Leadership style from assessment: Score: 23 “You lean toward a democratic or participative style of leadership. You tend to set the parameters for the work and have the final say on decisions, but you actively involve your team members in the process.
This style can build trust between you and your people, as they’ll likely feel engaged and valued. But it’s not great in a high-pressure situation that requires a fast turnaround, as it will slow you down. And, if you dislike disagreement or conflict, you might struggle with how people respond to consultation. Read more below.”
PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN PARAGRAPHS AND MAKE IT COHESIVE AND TRY TO INCORPORATE THE READINGS BELOW
PLEASE add the links/sites below to the reference list if you use any of these readings and make sure everything is in proper APA format.
Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Public Health Leadership: Putting Principles Into Practice.
Read “Section 6. Recognizing the Challenges of Leadership” of Chapter 13 of Leadership and Management, located on the Community Toolbox website.
Read “Transforming Health Professionals Into Population Health Change Agents,” by Naccarella, Butterworth, and Moore, from Journal of Public Health Research (2016).
Read “Section 3. Identifying Targets and Agents of Change: Who Can Benefit and Who Can Help” of Chapter 18 of Leadership and Management, located on the Community Toolbox website.
MUST have at least three citations with the page numbers and three references in APA format and all questions clearly answered in paragraphs.(The List of References should not be older than 2017 and should not be included in the word count.) Include at least one scholarly reference and appropriate in-text citations and Address all points on the DQ. One point will be deducted for not addressing each item mentioned above.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class
I am a stickler for good organization in everything. I do not want to have to dig for your answers. For instance, if an assignment asks you to provide three examples of something, I suggest that you number them 1-3 so I can find them easily. I also expect that when you submit something as a narrative, you pay attention to how you organize your thoughts: use paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences; and change paragraphs whenever you introduce a new idea. Also, if there are multiple parts to an assignment, use sub-heads within the paper to organize them.
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.