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ResourcesLeadership Principles and Practices Being an effective leader is challenging. You cannot do it alone. Effective leadership takes a strong foundation, the commitment of leaders and followers and content that will ensure everyone is working toward a successful outcome.
Read the following:Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.Chapter 1, “When Leaders Are at Their Best.”Leaders have to make a commitment to clarify values. When beginning your leadership journey, it is essential that you find your voice and affirm shared values.
View the following informational item:Leadership Styles and Characteristics.This highlights the styles and characteristics commonly associated with effective leadership.
Walt Disney said:Sharing Values and VisionWe keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. If you can dream it, you can do it. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.These words could not be more true and critical for effective leaders to embrace. Leaders need to model the way and inspire a shared vision for their followers.
Read the following:Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.Chapter 3, “Clarify Values.”Leaders have to make a commitment to clarify values. When beginning your leadership journey, it is essential that you find your voice and affirm shared values.
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Assessment InstructionsOverviewIn this assessment, you will evaluate your leadership abilities in a job application questionnaire.PreparationUse the following to complete this assessment.Western Medical Application Questionnaire [PDF].
Application Questionnaire Response Template [DOCX].
ScenarioAfter exploring online job postings, you submitted an application and resume to Western Medical Enterprises. A few days later you received the following e-mail:Western Medical HR E-mailDear Applicant,Thank you for your interest in employment at Western Medical Enterprises. We have received your application packet. The next step for all candidates is to provide a narrative response to the questions in the attached document. Please return your completed document to me. Once we receive your responses, we will review them and notify you of the next steps.Good luck! Sincerely,Thomas HardyHuman Resources RecruiterWestern Medical EnterprisesInstructionsRespond to the scenario by answering the questions in the Western Medical Application Questionnaire [PDF] in the Application Questionnaire Response Template [DOCX].Additional RequirementsYour assessment should also meet the following requirements:Format: Submit your responses using the Application Questionnaire Response Template.
APA format: Use current APA style and formatting.
Length: 2,250–3,000 words.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spaced lines.
Written communication:Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently.
Use correct grammar and mechanics.
Proofread your writing
Leadership Self-Assessment Scoring GuideCRITERIADISTINGUISHEDAnalyze one’s own leadership qualities and actions relative to a specific experience.Evaluates one’s own leadership qualities and actions relative to a specific experience in great detail that includes specific supporting examples.Analyze one’s own actions designed to motivate and foster collaboration among stakeholders.Analyzes one’s own actions designed to motivate and foster collaboration among stakeholders in great detail that includes specific supporting examples.Describe an instance where one was required to lead a team to collaborate.Describes an instance where one was required to lead a team to collaborate that includes specific details that paint a clear picture of the nuances of the situation.Convey clear meaning in active voice, with minimal issues in grammar, usage, word choice, spelling, or mechanical errors.Produces complex and concise text that conveys clear meaning, with strong grammar, usage, word choice, spelling, and mechanical decisions. Enhances flow and meaning of text by using strong active voice throughout.