Your last project assignment, Final Personal Leadership Portrait, is due at the end of this unit. You will synthesize all aspects of leadership and communication that you have examined and discussed in the course and analyze your own leadership qualities to create a portrait of the effective public service leader you aspire to be.
Since this assignment requires you to develop a self-portrait, you may write this paper in first-person voice. Note: It is very important for your academic development that you recognize that writing in the first person is not usually acceptable in academic papers. However, given the nature of this assignment, it has been deemed appropriate to make an exception here. Please remember that the third-person voice is the universal norm in academic writing. You should always exercise careful consideration before departing from this norm.
Your course project must be completed in its entirety. By now, you have received feedback from your Writing Coach and your instructor, which you should incorporate into this revised assignment.
Refer to the results of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) and the communication style self-assessment you completed in Units 1 and 2. Be sure to review and use the Writing Coach and Instructor feedback you received on your previous assignments as well:
Unit 3: Communication and Organizational Effectiveness.
Unit 5: Communicating and Leading for Change and Innovation.
Unit 7: Draft of Personal Leadership Portrait assignments.
For this assignment:
Analyze one or more leadership styles and corresponding leadership theories based on the unit readings and your MLQ assessment results that you believe best align with personal leadership effectiveness.
Analyze one or more communication styles based on the unit readings and the results of your communication style self-assessment that you believe best align with personal communication effectiveness.
Analyze your leadership strengths and growth opportunities.
Analyze your communication strengths and growth opportunities.
Based on the personal leadership portrait you have presented in this paper, explain how you will achieve the following outcomes as a leader within your field or area of specialization. In other words, what strategies will you use to ensure you are optimally effective in each of these areas?
Communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
Effective diversity management.
Effective change management
Overall team effectiveness.
The assignment you submit is expected to meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
Number of resources: Use a minimum of five scholarly sources outside of the course text. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.
Length of paper: 4–6 pages, double spaced.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.