For this assignment, your task is to apply some of the leadership development tools that you read about in the background materials (SEE ATTACHMENTS) to your own personal development. This assignment will involve taking surveys. Of course surveys are not the only tools used in leadership development, but they are one of the most popular tools and many leadership coaching companies charge a lot of money for the surveys that they’ve developed. The purpose of taking the quizzes are both for use in your leadership development, and also to get a taste of what various leadership coaches out there are doing and charging their clients for.

Please ensure to thoroughly review the background readings before writing your paper. The main tasks in this assignment are A) read the background materials, B) take some self-assessment quizzes, and C) write up a self-development plan based on what you’ve read about in this module and your score on the quizzes. More specifically, write a 5-page paper addressing the following questions:

Take the Values in Action (VIA) Inventory of Strengths that was discussed in the background materials. This instrument is available for FREE but you need to register: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register. NOTE: I’ve included results for use as an option.

If you can find a FREE variation of the Strengthsfinder survey online you take this one instead. Report and discuss your results. Were your results surprising or what you expected to find? [One half to one page in length]

Now take the Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment in Chapter 3 of Sterret (2006) as well as the Leadership Assessment in this chapter. Discuss how you scored on each of the different elements of Emotional Intelligence as well as your Leadership Assessment. Report and discuss your results. Were your results surprising or what you expected to find? [One half to one page in length]

Based on what you have learned from the surveys you took above, give some specific examples of how you will improve your leadership skills. Your examples should be based on both your results on the two surveys, and from the readings attached. Make sure to cite at least two of the required readings in your answers, and support your answers with specific results from the quizzes that you took. [One and a half to two pages]

Finally, discuss the main limitations of the surveys you took and the concepts in the readings. What information is missing from the quizzes you took? What additional important aspects of leadership development are not covered in this material or quizzes? What else do you think you need to know about yourself in order to improve your leadership skills? [One page]

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