Leadership Self-Assessment Essay
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As an officer in the United States Army, it has been imperative for me to understand every facet of leadership and why it remains important to be an effective leader. During this course, I have learned some valuable lessons about myself as a leader and how I can improve on my leadership ability in the future. The journal entries along with the understanding of available leadership theories have been an integral part of my learning during this course. For all of the journals and assessments that I completed, I feel it has given me a good understanding of my current leadership status and my future potential as a leader. All of the specific assessments looked at several areas in regards to leadership; these assessments covered several…show more content…
As discussed by Military Times (2013), the constantly assess the following traits by continually knowing myself and seeking self-improvement every chance I get, along with being technically proficient in my duties while seeking responsibility and taking responsibility for my actions. I diligently work to make sound and timely decisions while setting the example for others to emulate. I closely monitor my personnel and look out for their well-being, while keeping them informed at all times. I always develop a sense a responsibility in my followers, ensuring each task is understood, supervised, and accomplished. I regularly find new and improved ways to build teams while employing them in accordance with their capabilities.
A person’s personality allows us to see if we are passive or aggressive, along with why a person may be shy or outgoing (Lussier&Achua, 2013). My number one personality trait according to the profile assessment indicates that I am highest in conscientiousness, followed by adjustment, surgency, openness to new experiences, and agreeableness. As we continue to assess my leadership, all of these will play an important role in how I continue to be a strong leader with other motivating factors.
As we grow from children to adulthood, we continue to have learned behavior that shows our personality profile and the relationship between different
Leadership Self-Assessment PaperFor my leadership self-assessment paper I chose to discuss the Trait Theory and the SkillsApproach Theory. I chose the trait theory because I thought it was interesting to find how my traits influence my leadership qualities. My second choice was the skills theory because it coincides with the trait theory but it also focuses on the personality characteristics.Trait TheoryThere are key traits which help people to develop the necessary skills for leadership, to develop a vision for themselves and others and then being able to implement that vision. It is imperative that these leaders have these traits to succeed in the business they acquire and to succeed in the implementation of that business. “A trait assessment give individuals a clearer picture of who they are as leaders and how they fit into the organization hierarchy” (Northouse, 2013). Skills TheoryOnce major benefit of using the skills theory assessment is that it help acknowledge that everyone has the ability to become a leader. With this theory, it shows that people just need to work hard to be able to develop the skills necessary to be a good effective leader. This gives