L&D Your Online Discussion: Leadership Journal will let you start thinking about yourself as a leader. This reflection will also help you to start prepari
Your Online Discussion: Leadership Journal will let you start thinking about yourself as a leader. This reflection will also help you to start preparing your Leadership Development Plan Assignment.
1. Reflecting on your experience to date, and what you’ve learned so far, what do you believe about Leadership? What specifically has informed your view of leadership?
2. Which dominant and/or emerging leadership theory/theories resonate with you? Why?
3. How does an understanding of the leadership theory (question 2) link to what you have read/understood before?
4. What (if any) is the connection to the organizational metaphor you discussed in Discussion #1?
5. How do these theories “fit” with your own definition and ideas of my emerging leader identity? Where are the gaps? Where might there be alignment? What might this mean to your understanding of leadership?
Assignment Details and Outline
This assignment is a reflective essay and is to be written in the first-person. The use of examples from the literature, as well as personal experience to support one’s claims and assertions, is expected.
The use of examples/personal experience to support your claims and assertions are expected. You must cite relevant theory/theories discussed in class to support your response, as well.
Include the in-text citations or reference list.
Minimum 12 point font.
Use of APA 7 formatting is required.
Maximum 1300 words (200-250 words/question) in length (not including the in-text citations or reference list)
Minimum 12 point font, double spaced lines, 1-inch margins
Use of APA 7 formatting is required.
Unsatisfactory = 0
Novice = 1
Progressing = 2
Proficient = 3
Score (Max 3)
Critical Analysis of your emerging definition of Leadership
Discussion posting shows little or no evidence that an analysis of the leadership theories explored and/or one’s emerging definition of leadership. No links included to readings or emerging understanding of leadership. Posting is vague and does not include supporting materials, links to concepts from readings, in-class discussions, outside resources, or specific real-life application
Discussion posting repeats and summarizes the necessary information found in the readings. Few links to concepts from readings, in-class discussions, outside resources, or specific real-life applications are provided. Minimal analysis of findings as it relates to leadership contexts indicating a limited emerging understanding of leadership.
Discussion posting displays an understanding of the leadership theories evidenced by an analysis of the findings related to one’s own experiences with leadership in different contexts. Links made to concepts from readings, in-class discussions, outside resources, or specific real-life applications. Displays correct use of terminology. Posting explores connections between and among theories and experiences
Discussion posting displays an excellent understanding of the leadership theories explored and their respective links to the emerging understanding of self as leader and leadership definition. The correct terminology is used. Posting integrates readings, in-class discussion, and real-life application. Discussion utilizes well-sourced resources to support assertions made.
No Sources Cited
APA formatting may not be used, or it contains many errors.
Some Sources Cited
APA formatting is used but contains many errors.
Most Sources Cited.
APA formatting is used but may contain minor errors.
All sources cited.
APA formatting is correct and error-free.
Participation in the Learning Community
Discussion posting does not contribute to the ongoing conversation. Limited to no responses/questions posed/posted to peers. Questions that are posted do not generate deeper thinking of others. No evidence of critical thought in replies to questions.
Discussion posting sometimes contributes to the ongoing conversation, as evidenced by affirming statements or references to readings or asking relevant, probing questions. Some responses/questions posed/posted to peers. Questions generate some additional thinking; however, probes to hidden assumptions not evident.
Discussion posting contributes to ongoing conversation evidenced by affirming statements or references to readings, asking relevant, probing questions. Assumptions are questioned/clarified by proposing alternative point of view
Discussion posting actively stimulates and sustains further discussion and deep thinking by building on peer’s postings or responses, including, but not limited to, building a focused argument around an issue, asking a new related question, challenging assumptions by providing an alternative point of view.
Etiquette in Dialogue and Quality of Writing
Posts on the discussion board show disrespect for the viewpoints of others. Posts contain numerous grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors. Personal and authentic voice not present
No sources are cited