Writer, please note: This Assignment is divided into two parts for a total of 8 pages. This week, you will complete and submit Part 1 (week 7), (4 pages).
I will send you the information for part 2 when you finish part 1. You will then complete Part 2 (4 pages) in Week 8 and submit your entire leadership profile in Week 8. (Writer, you will only do 4 pages, however, I will ask for your service again to complete the other 4 pages for week 8)
Consider the following scenario:
In recognition of your growth as a leader, you have been given the opportunity to join a professional leadership network. As part of your membership, you must create a unique leadership profile that focuses on your passion and your purpose for leadership, as well as your goals. This is your opportunity to present your leadership reflections and perspectives to others in your network and to create connections that may lead to professional experiences in the future.
To prepare for this Assignment:
You should first engage in reflection. Self-reflection is an important skill in business, especially for a leader or an aspiring leader. There are a number of different models of reflection that can be utilized; however, one of the more commonly used models is the 5R Framework for Reflection (Bain, et al., 2002), which focuses on five defined stages of reflection: reporting, responding, relating, reasoning, and reconstructing. Using this framework will enable you to produce a critically engaging reflection based on your experiences. Refer to the following table for more information about the framework:
A brief descriptive account of the situation/topic
What happened, what the situation/topic is
Your emotional/personal response to the situation/topic
Your observations, feelings, questions about the situation/topic
Personal and theoretical understandings relevant to the situation/topic
Making the connections between the situation/topic and your experience, skills, knowledge, and understanding
Your explanation of the situation/topic
Explaining the situation/topic in terms of the significant factors, relevant theories, and experiences
Drawing conclusions and developing a future actionable plan
Your deeper level of understanding about the situation/topic that is used to reframe or reconstruct your future practice and further develop your understanding of professional practice (application)
The 5R Framework of Self-Reflection
Adapted from: Bain, J. D., Ballantyne, R., Mills, C., & Lester, N. C. (2002). Reflecting on practice: Student teachers’ perspectives. Post Pressed.
Download the Module 3 Assignment Template (Word document). (Attached)
Note: Be sure to keep a copy of your completed Assignment this week, as you will be adding to the same file for your Week 8 Assignment. (Writer, I will send you the completed assignment for Part 1 once you are done so you can do Part 2)
As you reflect on your learning and experiences so far, consider your strengths, weaknesses, skills, and the knowledge you have gained as a leader and a follower—both in the classroom and beyond. With those thoughts in mind, construct Part 1 of your leadership profile, being sure to incorporate examples of personal experiences as well as citations for relevant academic resources from the classroom, the library, and other appropriate scholarly sources.
Submit Part 1 of your leadership profile as follows:
Part 1: Perspectives on Leadership/Leadership Values (4 pages)
For part 1 of your leadership profile, you will describe how you can/will apply positive leadership skills in pursuit of social change, be it in your professional or personal life. Be sure to incorporate the following:
Analyze the importance of the five elements of emotional intelligence in being a strong leader: self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, empathy, and motivation. Specifically:
How do these elements affect the leader-follower relationship?
How do they improve a leader’s ability to promote change?
Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Environment
Analyze the interdependency of diversity and inclusion.
Examine what diversity and inclusion look like in the workplace, as well as the benefits of having/developing a diverse working environment.
Summarize how you have worked/will work as a leader to promote diversity and inclusion in your work environment.
The Power of Networking
Based on your personal and professional experiences, examine the relationship of establishing and maintaining a professional network to your own leadership.
How can a strong network benefit both a rising leader and an established leader?
How can the use of networks enhance one’s ability to become an agent of positive social change?
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Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute. See attached transcript and video if you need to watch it.