As you go through this specific course you are getting the very high view of concepts that typically are a discipline in and of themselves. In order to help tie these together in a fashion that you may be able to use in your immediate life I have put together this assignment.
Portfolio 1 will consist of a self-assessment of your leadership and decision making styles and an analysis as to whether you agree or disagree with the instrument conclusions. The second aspect of this portfolio will require you to identify circumstances in which your default may not be the best process for every situation and then identify alternative strategies that may be more appropriate.
Your paper should be in well written narrative in Times New Roman 12 point font with one inch margins. Doublespace thepaper bear in mind each section requires an analysis. You may elect to submit your paper in a word document attachment or you can cut and paste it into the assignment submission window. If you elect to put your name and the course on the first page that doesn’t count as one of your paper pages. 🙂
Use the folder titles as named sections of your paper then discuss what is required. Please keep in mind the general rules of capitalization punctuation and grammar.
Each section requires a 2 to 3 page response so if your submission is 3 or 4 pages you are not following directions.
Section 1 Leadership Instruments
The folder contains several leadership style instruments. There is no reason or requirement to pay for a more exact instrument. Take at least two of the instruments. When you are done you will complete a two or threepage write up identifying which instrument you took and what style was identified. They may not useidentical language to the theories in your book so you may have to tell me which of the book theoriesyour instrument most closely resembles. Do you agree or disagree with the instrument and why or why not?Do you sometimes use more than one style for the same decision?
Instrument based on Kurt Lewin’s Theory
Social Psychology Site
Section 2 Planning
Most organizational planning flows from Synoptic Planning which builds upon the scientific method of rationality leading to strategic analysis etc.However you as an individual shouldalso apply a planning methodology to the various aspects of your life. In this folder are a variety of planning tools from study aids to time management to project planning. Select an area of your life that you feel you could improve your planning component. Identify what if any your current planning or managementstyle is and then determine if one of these tools could work better.Howdo you think it will help you? What appeals to you about it?
A two to three page write up answering the above questions will be Section II of your paper.
Personal Management Tools
Study Style Evaluation
Personal Goal Setting
Time Management Apps
Section 3 Decision Making Models
There are three styles of decision making articulated in your book:
1) Rational Model
2) Incremental Model
3) Heuristic Model.
Identify an example in your own life where you used each one of these models for a total of three examples. You may not have realized at the time that you were in fact using one of the decision making models. A few sentences giving me what the circumstances were what your process was to make the decision which model it falls under and what the outcomewas. Was that model the best one for the situation you faced? Would one of the other models have been more appropriate? Now that you have more of a structure for decision making will you apply them in current decision making?
As there are three examples this section should be about 3 to 5 pages long depending upon how much detail you provide. You should use the example from Week 8 DB as one of the three and include your assessment of the responses from your classmates.