Complete a SWOT analysis of yourself, and write 3–5 pages about how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community.Effective leaders are those who can scan the environment, who are willing to receive feedback from others about their own performance, and who are willing to try new things; hence the emphasis on integration with self-discovery and ongoing learning.By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.
Sources of Insight. (2011, January 19). Lessons learned from Bill Gates. Retrieved from http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/
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For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.
You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.
Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:
Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.
Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:
Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.
Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:
Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:
Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:
Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.
Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.
Academic Integrity and APA Formatting
As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:
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