Assignment: Personal Leadership Philosophies

PLEASE CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AS INDICATED BELOW:

1). ZERO (0) PLAGIARISM

2). ATLEAST 5 REFERENCES, NO MORE THAN 5 YEARS

3). PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING ATTACHED RUBRIC DETAILS, and please refer to the rubric carefully and be sure to include each component in the assignment.

4). Include a title page, introduction, purpose statement and conclusion, reference page, (APA formatting).

5). PLEASE USE AND FOLLOW THE ASSIGNMENT TEMPLATE ATTACHED

6). PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED CLIFTON STRENGTHS RESOURCE GUIDE

 

Many of us can think of leaders we have come to admire, be they historical figures, pillars of the industry we work in, or leaders we know personally. The leadership of individuals such as Abraham Lincoln and Margaret Thatcher has been studied and discussed repeatedly. However, you may have interacted with leaders you feel demonstrated equally competent leadership without ever having a book written about their approaches.

What makes great leaders great? Every leader is different, of course, but one area of commonality is the leadership philosophy that great leaders develop and practice. A leadership philosophy is basically an attitude held by leaders that acts as a guiding principle for their behavior. While formal theories on leadership continue to evolve over time, great leaders seem to adhere to an overarching philosophy that steers their actions.

What is your leadership philosophy? In this Assignment, you will explore what guides your own leadership.

To Prepare:

Identify two to three scholarly resources, in addition to this Module’s readings, that evaluate the impact of leadership behaviors in creating healthy work environments.
Reflect on the leadership behaviors presented in the three resources that you selected for review.
Reflect on your results of the CliftonStrengths Assessment, and consider how the results relate to your leadership traits.
Download your Signature Theme Report to submit for this Assignment.
The Assignment (2-3 pages):

Personal Leadership Philosophies

Develop and submit a personal leadership philosophy that reflects what you think are characteristics of a good leader. Use the scholarly resources on leadership you selected to support your philosophy statement. Your personal leadership philosophy should include the following:

A description of your core values.
A personal mission/vision statement.
An analysis of your CliftonStrengths Assessment summarizing the results of your profile
A description of two key behaviors that you wish to strengthen.
A development plan that explains how you plan to improve upon the two key behaviors you selected and an explanation of how you plan to achieve your personal vision. Be specific and provide examples.
Be sure to incorporate your colleagues’ feedback on your CliftonStrengths Assessment from this Module’s Discussion 2.

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TITLE OF PAPER 2

You may write in first person. One of the skills of a leader is the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.

Title of Paper – Not Assignment #

Your Name

Walden University

NURS 6053

Date

Dr. E. Townsley

ONLY 2 -3 PAGES ***WILL PUT RECOMMENDED NARRATIVE GUIDELINES WITH EACH SECTION – ALL ARE APPROXIMATIONS

Title of Paper Comment by Elaine Wheeler Townsley: Introduction is approximately 1/3 page in length

Introductory paragraph and purpose statement. This should provide your readers with their initial impressions of your argument, your writing style, and the overall quality of your work. On the other hand, a concise, engaging, and well-written introduction will start your readers off thinking highly of you, your analytical skills, your writing, and your paper. Your introduction is an important road map for the rest of your paper. Remember the estimations of these sections are only that – and then remember the purpose statement goes as a sentence directly after the introductory paragraph – it is not a separate paragraph and it is not a recap of the requirements.

Personal Leadership Philosophies Comment by Elaine Wheeler Townsley: Approximately 1/3 page in length

I would recommend discussing/defining what a personal leadership philosophy is and what is represents and why it is important when developing skills and characteristics as a leader. Develop and submit a personal leadership philosophy that reflects what you think are characteristics of a good leader. Use the scholarly resources on leadership you selected to support your philosophy statement. The response accurately and thoroughly describes in detail a set of core values. The response accurately and completely describes in detail a personal mission/vision statement. Ensure your information is validated with current and credible citations/references. ALL THAT IS NEEDED IN THIS SECTION IS: DEVELOP A PERSONAL LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY AND REFERENCE IT. INCLUDE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD LEADER IN THE PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT. THE NEXT THING YOU NEED IS A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR CORE VALUES WITH REFERENCES. THEN YOU NEED TO DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL MISSION OR VISION STATEMENT WITH REFERENCES.

CliftonStrengths Comment by Elaine Wheeler Townsley: Approximately 1/3 page in length

An analysis of your CliftonStrengths Assessment summarizing the results of your profile. The response accurately and completely provides an analysis and detailed summary of the CliftonStrengths Assessment. Ensure your information is validated with current and credible citations/references. Identify and describe in detail one key behavior that you wish to strengthen and why (references, year). Identify and describe in detail a second key behavior that you wish to strengthen and why (references, year).

Development Plan Comment by Elaine Wheeler Townsley: Approximately 1 ½ pages long

*****Remember this section is 50% of your paper.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT EXPLAINS – How you are going to improve upon the first key behavior you selected and provide references in a paragraph to validate this information. NEED EXAMPLES AND REFERENCES.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PLAN THT EXPLAINS – How are you going to improve upon the second key behavior you selected and provide references in a paragraph to valdiate this information. NEED EXAMPLES AND REFERENCES.

What is a vision with references? YOU CAN COPY THE SAME MISSION OR VISION STATEMENT YOU USED IN THE PHILOSOPHY SECTION OF THIS PAPER. Then you are to provide an explanation of how you plan to achieve your personal vision/mission. This plan should be about two paragraphs in length and validated with references. Be specific and provide examples. Combine with literature review or keep separate as identified below. The response includes a comprehensive synthesis of information gleaned from sources that fully support how to achieve a personal vision. Integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2 or 3 course-specific resources to fully support the responses provided. ****remember there are four (4) to five (5) references in this section of the paper. THE MOST MISSED REQUIREMENT IS NOT SUMMARIZING TWO LIT REVIEWS AND THEN HAVING AT LEAST TWO TO THREE MORE REFERENCES TO VALIDATE THE INFORMATION.

Conclusion Comment by Elaine Wheeler Townsley: Approximately 1/3 page in length.

Your conclusion/summary is your chance to have the last word on the subject. The summary allows you to have the final say on the issues you have raised in your paper, to synthesize your thoughts, to demonstrate the importance of your ideas, and to propel your reader to a new view of the subject. It is also your opportunity to make a good final impression and to end on a positive note. Your summary can go beyond the confines of the assignment. This section pushes beyond the boundaries of the prompt and allows you to consider broader issues, make new connections, and elaborate on the significance of your findings. You should make your readers glad they read your paper and gives your reader something to take away that will help them see things differently or appreciate your topic in personally relevant ways. It can suggest broader implications that will not only interest your reader, but also enrich your reader’s life in some way. It is your gift to the reader.

References

Formatting for references starting on this page. Ensure you follow the guidance in Chapter 7 of the APA manual for all references. *****for full points on the grading rubric one of the items is to have at least three current and credible references****Current means – five years or less old****You can use any resources except Wiki, etc as identified in the syllabus to complete your assignments and discussions ****

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:

Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

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