Assignment 2: Leadership Theory and Traits
Don’t worry about doing the assessment
Being able to identify and compare leadership theories and traits is crucial to your success as an industrial/organizational (I/O) professional. In addition, your understanding of which leadership theory you identify with, as well as which leadership traits you have, will help you assess your own leadership style.
In this discussion, you will choose a leadership theory that you find yourself aligning with.
On the basis of your chosen leadership theory, respond to the following:
- Discuss why you can align with this leadership theory as an industrial/organizational (I/O) professional.
- Describe why you think this theory and its application in the workplace help leaders manage change.
Click here to take the assessment titled “The Leadership Legacy Assessment: Identifying Your Instinctive Leadership Style.” On the basis of your assessment, answer the following questions:
- What are some of your strengths that you identified through the assessment?
- What areas to improve did you identify in the assessment?
- What is your action plan for improving your weaknesses?
- How will you know you have succeeded in implementing your action plan to overcome your weaknesses?
- By Saturday, August 29, 2015, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
- Through Wednesday, September 2, 2015, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, identify the similarities and differences between your posts and your classmates’ posts. In your response, consider:
- Posing a question to your classmates’ posts
- Making an observation about the content of your classmates’ posts
- Commenting on an idea or a concept
- Highlighting an experience or insight gained from reading your classmates’ posts