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Instructions: Review each item below and determine your current level of proficiency and the importance the item has for your
Part 1:
Personal Leadership Assessment, Goal-Setting, and Implementation
1 I am able to formulate a good long-term career goal.
2 I am able to analyze my personal knowledge proficiency.
3 I am able to analyze my personal skill proficiency.
4 I take actions to address self-identified areas of strength or weakness.
I am able to formulate goals that meet the SMART criteria to help me address
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areas of weakness or strength.
I monitor, critically analyze, and record my progress in taking actions and
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achieving goals.
I seek timely support and feedback from others to help track my progress and
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achieve my goals.
Self-Awareness
8 I know my areas of personal strength in the workplace.
9 I understand how to leverage my strengths to achieve success.
10 I know the things I need to improve to be an effective leader.
I understand what I need to do to make the improvements I believe are important
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for my career success.
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I recognize actions I can take to help improve my leadership competencies.
13 I recognize how my behaviors may impact others.
Others Awareness
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I have a good understanding of the needs of the people with whom I work.
15 I have a good understanding of how others perceive me at work.
16 I am interested in learning about the people with whom I work.
Self-Management
17 I handle criticism without becoming defensive.
18 I am calm under pressure.
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I use personal failures as an opportunity for further growth and development.
I manage stress well.
I typically see things in a positive way.
I try to see and understand things from others’ perspectives.
I am a good listener.
I wait to form judgments until I have all the needed information.
When I make a mistake I am not afraid to say so.
Management of Others
26 I am able to relate well with peers in the workplace.
27 I have good working relationships with those I supervise.
28 I have good working relationships with those to whom I report.
GAP for Leadership: Use your gap analysis to identify and select one of the above upon which you will work this semester.
GAP 1 (Provide the number from column B and the description from column C): 6. I monitor, critically analyze, and record my progress in tak
Part 2:
Situation Audit(Project 1A)
I am able to explain my organization’s mission, vision, values, and core
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goals to people who are new to the organization.
I am able to evaluate my organization’s mission, vision, values, and core
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goals and make recommendations for improvements if needed.
3 I understand the concept of Valuable, Rare, Inimitable, and Non-Substitutable
Resources (VRIN) and can identify them within my organization.
4 I am able to explain my organization’s current strategy to others.
5 I am able to critically evaluate my organization’s strategy.
I am able to explain the pros and cons of alternative strategies my organization
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might want to consider in light of its current situation.
7 I am able to accurately explain my organization’s current structure.
I can discuss my organization’s size and understand the possible implications for
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organizational performance.
I am able to explain the pros and cons of the current organizational structure for
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achieving the mission, vision, values, and core goals.
I am able to explain the strategic and financial objectives my organization is using
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to help achieve its strategy.
I am able to critically evaluate the strategic and financial objectives and offer
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recommendations for possible improvements.
12 I can identify and explain my organization’s core competencies.
I can explain how and why each of my organization’s core competencies might
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serve as a source of competitive advantage.
I am able to explain how and why resource-based theory is useful in
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understanding my organization’s critical resources.
Human Resources
I am able to describe my organization’s human resource management system to
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those who are new to the organization.
I am able to evaluate the human resource management system and identify
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some aspects that may need improvements.
I am able to explain my organization’s performance management (PM) system
17 (including talent recruitment, onboarding, development, and evaluation) to those
who are new to the organization.
I am able to identify potential strengths and weakness in the PM system and
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make recommendations for possible improvement.
I am able to analyze and explain the extent to which my organization views its
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people as a source of competitive advantage.
Financial Resources
20 I understand how and why the information contained in my organization’s publicly
available financial statements is helpful in explaining its financial situation.
I know how to find the information I need to identify typical accounting and
21 financial management issues when analyzing an organization’s financial
statements.
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I can explain the process used to develop my organization’s operating budget.
I can evaluate the extent to which my organization’s master and unit level
23 budgets appear to align with and support its mission, goals, vision, values and
objectives (MGVOs).
Technology Resources
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I can evaluate the extent to which my organization leverages the Internet as a
source of competitive advantage.
I am able to evaluate my organization’s use of an Intranet (or alternative tools for
internal collaboration and communication) and identify areas of potential strength
and weakness.
I can explain the process used to develop my organization’s strategic technology
plan and evaluate its alignment with the MGVOs.
I am able to explain and evaluate my organization’s technology governance
practices.
I am able to summarize my organization’s current situation with respect to the
effective use of advanced technologies.
Building and Equipment
I am able to summarize my organization’s physical plant and equipment.
I can evaluate whether the plant and equipment are effectively utilized.
I am able to evaluate whether there are physical assets within the organization
that need to be retired or replaced.
I can explain the process used to develop my organization’s facilities plan and
evaluate its alignment with the MGVOs.
I am able to evaluate the adequacy of the physical plant budget.
I am able to determine whether there are bottlenecks within my organization’s
operations.
For Leadership Effectiveness
Management Styles and Control Systems
I am able to identify the common managerial style within my organization.
36 I can determine the possible causes of the dominant managerial style, and
discuss the likely consequences of this style for my organization’s MGVOs.
I am able to identify the types of support provided by my organization to its
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managers to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
I am able to identify issues with managerial effectiveness within my organization
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(if they exist).
39 I am able to recommend possible courses of action that my organization’s
leadership might consider if issues with managerial effectiveness are identified.
I am able to identify the potential costs and benefits of my recommended courses
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of action.
I am able to identify the major management control systems in place within my
41 organization, and determine whether they help the organization achieve its
MGVOs.
Organizational Leadership
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I am able to identify the roles and responsibilities of my organization’s leader.
I am able to identify the power sources upon which my organization’s leader
relies.
I am able to analyze the implications for the organization of the power sources
utilized by my organization’s leader.
I am able to identify the major factors that limit the ability of my organization’s
leader to exercise his/her power.
I am able to identify the influence tactics upon which my organization’s leader
usually relies, and discuss the implications for performance (of the leader and the
organization).
I am able to recognize how my organization’s leader handles organizational
politics, and discuss the implications for performance (of the leader and the
organization).
48 I am able to identify the approaches to conflict (organizational and/or
interpersonal) used by my organization’s leader, and discuss the implications.
I am able to analyze whether my organization’s leader is an effective decision
maker.
I am able to assess the ability of my organization’s leader to create and nurture
50 relationships with peers and with followers that contribute to success, both
individual and organizational.
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51 I am able to identify whether my organization’s leader uses a transactional or
transformational leadership style and discuss the implications.
I am able to assess whether the behaviors, decisions, and actions of my
52 organization’s leader contribute positively to the MGVOs and reputation of the
organization.
Governance
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I am able to describe the governance structure in place within my organization.
54 I am able to determine whether the current structure ensures independent and
expert oversight and review of major organizational decisions.
I am able to determine whether my organization has provided appropriate
55 protection against arbitrary, capricious, and/or unethical behavior on the part of
leaders and managers.
I am able to assess whether the current management, leadership and
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governance are effective.
57 I am able to assess whether any recent changes (management, leadership
and/or governance) within my organization have had positive measurable effects.
Learning Organizations
If they exist, I am able to describe the metrics related to my organization’s
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commitment to learning.
I am able to determine whether the metrics (if present) align with and support the
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organization’s MGVOs.
I am able to determine the extent to which the metrics are being used to review
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performance and to make needed changes.
61 I am able to assess whether my organization is committing the resources and
leadership attention required to create a sustainable learning organization.
I am able to describe my organization’s experience with implementing
significant changes over the past five years.
I am able to determine which change model(s) best describe my
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organization’s experience with implementing significant change.
I am able to determine the lessons my organization’s leaders and
64 managers should take from past change experiences to help ensure
success for the future.
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I feel able to complete a preliminary situation audit for my organization and to
identify specific things that require leadership attention.
GAP for Situation Audit: Use your gap analysis to identify and select one of the above upon which you will work this semester.
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Gap 2 (Provide the number from column B and the description from column C): 50. I am able to assess the ability of my organiz
Part 3:
Organization Culture, Climate, and Ethical Decisions
(Project 1B)
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I am able to find good research sources and then create an annotated resource
list.
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I am a strong critical thinker and use this skill consistently in my work and writing.
I understand the concept of evidence-based management and am able to
determine whether my organization uses this approach.
Organizational Culture
I am able to define organizational culture.
I can evaluate my organization’s culture.
I am able to assess the effects culture has on my organization’s ability to achieve
its MGVOs.
I understand how country cultural differences may affect my organization.
Organizational Climate
I can explain the characteristics of a healthy organizational climate.
I can objectively evaluate my organization’s climate and recommend changes if
needed.
I can recognize the types of conflict organizations experience and how they may
affect my organization’s success.
Business Ethics
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I am able to assess whether my organization’s leaders make ethical decisions.
I am able to determine whether my organization places sufficient emphasis on
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ethical and caring behavior.
Organizational Behavior
I understand how and why the study of organizational behavior contributes useful
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information for managers and/or leaders.
GAP for Culture, Climate, and Ethical Decisions: Use your gap analysis to identify and select one of the above upon which you will
Gap 3 (Provide the number from column B and the description from column C): 8. I can explain the characteristics of a healthy o
Part 4:
Virtual Teams
(Project 1C)
Team Organization
1 I know how to structure a virtual team (or teams) for optimal effectiveness.
2 I am able to manage a virtual team (or teams) for optimal effectiveness.
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I can discuss the potential benefits and challenges of utilizing virtual teams.
I understand the principles that should be applied in creating an effective team
agreement.
I know how to create a project work plan to support the successful completion of
a team project.
Team Types and Principles
I can explain the possible types of teams that can be utilized.
I am aware of the general principles that are important for leading and managing
a virtual team.
I can identify the challenges associated with having a geographically dispersed
team.
I can offer potential solutions to the challenges of being a geographically
dispersed team.
I can explain the “follow the sun” work model.
I can determine whether the “follow the sun” model would be appropriate in a
given set of circumstances.
Team Composition
I can explain the benefits and issues associated with team size.
I can explain how team composition (especially homogeneity and heterogeneity)
effects team success.
I can discuss the various roles that team members need to fill in order for the
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team to be successful.
I know how team leadership differs from other forms of leadership within an
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organization.
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I can identify the team leadership model that would work best in my organization.
Personality and Personality Assessments
I understand the effects that different personality traits can have on team
dynamics.
I am able to identify some assessments that might provide me with useful
insights into my own personality.
I am able to identify some assessments that might help team members gain a
better understanding of one another.
I can explain how teams develop and understand the implications for teams
within my organization.
Country Cultural Differences
I understand country cultural differences and can explain the impact they have on
an organization that operates globally.
I can make recommendations for handling cultural differences within a virtual
team.
Group Decision-Making
I have a good understanding of how decisions are made within teams.
Training and Technology
I am able to identify the best information and communication technologies for use
within virtual teams.
I can make recommendations for the types of training that would be most
beneficial to high-functioning virtual teams.
I know how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether my
recommendations are sound.
Team Management
I understand the options available for managing virtual teams within my
organization.
GAP for Virtual Teams: Use your gap analysis to identify and select one of the above upon which you will work this semester.
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Step 1: Career Goals
By the end of Week 1:
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Think about your long-term career goals. Where would you like to be career-wise in three to
five years? Write one long-term career goal in SMART (specific, measurable, achievable,
realistic, and timely) format that expresses where you would like to be in three to five years.
This goal is placed in the LDP template section entitled Long-Term Career Goal.
In support of your long-term career goal, you will identify and list five to six skills that you will
need to acquire to enable you to be an effective leader and to make progress toward the
achievement of your long-term career goal. These skills are placed in the Short-Term Skills
Development section of the LDP. They are updated as you achieve them and carry forward
with your long-term career goal to each course in the MBA program.
Step 2: Gap Analysis
By the end of Week 1:
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Complete this leadership skills gap analysis.
The GAP Analysis Form has four major sections. From each major section of the GAP
Analysis, select a gap you would like to work on reducing during the next 10 weeks that will
help you toward the achievement of your long-term career goal.
Place each of the four Gaps you identified from the GAP Analysis in the LDP’s template
table. The LDP template table has a separate space for each of your four Gap goals. The
LDP template table also requires you to list activities you will undertake to reduce each of
your four GAP goals during the next 10 weeks.
Consider all appropriate activities that would help reduce each of the four GAP goals. These
activities might include conferences, books, free online classes, mentorship, coaching …
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