The objective of the leadership reflection essay is to surface your personal ideas about leadership and align them with theory to strengthen your ability to lead. As you have moved through the modules in the course and viewed the various films, you have been exposed to a variety of leadership models as well as viewed quite a few films that relate to leadership.
For this assignment, take some time to reflect on the previous material and consider what components of leadership align with your personal implicit theory of leadership. There is no specific way to approach this reflection assignment but here are some questions to consider:
- Was that ILT challenged?
- Was it supported?
- Which film helped develop your own leadership style and why
- What approach to leadership will you attempt to adopt in your own position of authority?
Write a brief essay of 1,200 – 1,500 words reviewing your leadership style and describing what components of the course may have helped strengthen it.
Make sure your name is in the header of the document and include page numbers. Follow APA formatting in your references as needed, and the general APA conventions on the document (sans-serif 12pt font like Arial, Helvetica or Century Gothic, 1″ margins, etc.).
Submit your document only as one of the following file types: .
Special Note: There is an unusual temptation to do some internet research or journal searches on this exercise. It is unlikely that spending time on such an activity will strengthen your essay, especially since the point of interest is your development as a leader. No citation can help with this. This is a question only you can answer.
Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.
Very Proficient: (13- 15)
Thesis is clearly stated and developed; specific examples are appropriate and clearly develop thesis; conclusion is clear; ideas flow together well; good transitions; succinct but not choppy; well-organized.