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Sandra Abud
February 7th, 2021
MGMT 303 – 3D9
Reflective Journal #1
Throughout the past two weeks of taking this course, I have learned so much regarding
management in general. Some of the things I learned about myself from the management
chapter are that I do not possess that many managerial characteristics. I was part of the
management team of my second to the last job which was CVS since I was a supervisor.
However, I feel like the team that I was working with was not taking me seriously since I was
the youngest supervisor. In my 1.1 assessment, I got 23/37 and, in my 1.2 assessment, I got
33/51. I answered these assessments based on my previous experience, but I feel like I would
have been a great leader if I would have not been the youngest. I also believe I am a potential
entrepreneur because I have many goals set for myself for the future.
1.1 Assessment
1.2 Assessment
My result from my 2.1 assessment was 37/59 which according to the explanation it is split
evenly between Theory X and Theory Y. However, I personally prefer Theory Y because if
employees are motivated to do their jobs the right way then they will provide services that
make customers want to come back. If I ever become a manager, I would provide incentives for
my employees where if they reach a certain goal they will be accommodated for their work. I
believe this gives employees a reason to work harder and better. In addition, my result from
the 2.3 assessment was 45/60. I do not work for a learning organization, but I believe learning
organizations practice all possible actions to create a good learning environment. I believe
managers do whatever is necessary to encourage employees to achieve their goals.
2.1 Assessment
2.3 Assessment
I strongly believe these less are only the tip of the iceberg, there are still many more
lessons to be learned throughout this course. My goal is to learn as much about all the qualities
of a very successful manager as possible and to apply these qualities to my daily life.
Sandra Abud
February 21st, 2021
MGMT303 – 3D9
Reflective Journal #2
On the 3.1 assessment I scored 23/30 on idealism which means that I have high idealism, and
23/30 on relativism which means that I have a high relativism.
As you can see from my results on the 3.1 assessment my ethical ideology is a
combination of relativism and idealism. According to the assessment explanation, this can also
be broken down into 4 different categories which are situationist, subjectivists, absolutists, and
exceptionalists. Situationists – Persons who are high on both idealism and relativism scales. The
typical attitude is to “reject moral rules” and advocate that each situation should be analyzed
individualistically. Subjectivists – Persons who are low on idealism, but high on relativism. The
typical attitude is to approach moral situations “based on personal values rather than universal
moral principles.” Absolutists – Persons who are high on idealism but low on relativism. The
typical attitude is to approach moral questions with the assumption that “the best possible
outcome can be achieved by following universal moral rules.” Exceptionalists – Persons who are
low on both idealism and relativism. The typical attitude is to think there are moral absolutes but
to be “pragmatically open to exceptions. Because I am in the high range for both categories I do
fall into the situationists category. I agreed with the results of this assessment because I take
every situation individually before giving any advice or a response on it. I have not faced any
ethical dilemmas as of yet. However, if I see people cheating on a test or stealing from a store, I
consider every situation first. For example, if I see a person stealing food from a store and I say
nothing, it is because I guess I think that if someone was to steal food, they must need it, but if I
see someone trying to steal an electronic device, I turn them in immediately.
From my results on the 3.2 assessment, you can see that I scored 23/37 points which
means that I might have a moderate attitude toward corporate social responsibility range. As my
results show I currently in my opinion do not see myself in a high enough position to determine
if I truly do think if CSR is important or not. As of right now I am not working. However, I did
work for CVS and they do practice CSR since their goal is to be the front door to health care and
their focus is to help people on their path to better health by making health care more local and
simpler.
On the 4.3 assessment, I scored 53/70 which means I am in the category for high global
manager potential. I have learned to respect other cultures and how they work to better suit their
needs. The globe dimension that resonates with is power distance because I feel like the distance
between managers and employees needs to be well laid out in advance.
Sandra Abud
March 7th, 2021
MGMT303 – 3D9
Reflective Journal #3
Ch.5–PLANNING–What is your vision for your career and life? How will you try to make
it happen? How can you facilitate goal achievement? What MBO principles could assist
you with achieving your goals?
My vision for my career and life is pretty clear. I scored high for my ability to imagine the
future, high orientation for the future, and high upward career aspirations. I will make this
happen by planning for the future and educating myself for my career. The MBO principles that
can assist me with achieving my goals are discipline, and planning.
Assessment 5.1
Assessment 5.2
Ch. 6–Strategic Thinking–Discuss your results of your strategic thinking level-Are you
high or Low? How could you improve? Discuss what your organization does to promote
strategic thinking. How can you engage more in this process?
I scored high in my organization of strategical thinking. I can continue to improve by training
myself strategically and speaking to leaders for advice. My organization rewards teams and
individuals for strategical thinking and react to crisis by openly discussing what occurred. I can
engage more in the process by including promotions.
Ch. 6–Core Skills for Strategic Planning–Based on your results, do you think you would
like to make a career out of strategic planning? Why or why not? What appeals or does
not appeal to you about this career? Explain. How might you enhance your strategic
skills? Discuss.
I believe strategical planning is important to have a successful business and I would like to make
a career out of it if I could because it helps you vision and plan long term goals and create action
plans. What’s appealing about this career is that you get to plan and establish a direction of
where you’re going. I might enhance my strategical planning skills by making good decisions
and creating common goals for everyone in the organization.
Personal Development Action Plan
The first step is to recognize the specific change you want to make in your life. This first step
takes courage. But be assured, Personal Development Action Plan is designed to help you along
this journey.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” –
Earl Nightingale
Your Personal Change/Action
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1. How much time will you put aside daily or weekly to implement this change? On which days?
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2. How will you ensure that the things you need to do to ensure implementation of this change
will be given a priority over your current daily tasks? To make the necessary time, what will you
stop doing? What will you delegate to others? What might you postpone or do less of until this
change is completed?
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3. Check that your change goal meets the SMART criteria:
Specific ________________________________________________
Measurable ________________________________________________
Achievable ________________________________________________
Relevant ________________________________________________
Time-Framed ________________________________________________
4. Who will you share your goal with and how will they hold you accountable?
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5. How will you monitor and track progress of this change/action?
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6. How will you recognize the efforts you are making and use such recognition to keep you
motivated? How will you reward yourself upon success completion of the change?
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Create a 30-60-90 Day Action Plan
30-60-90 Day Action Plan…Change takes time. Be realistic with yourself. What will you try to
accomplish in the next 30 days? 60 days? 90 days? At the end of this year what do you hope that
you accomplished?
Actions I will take…
Measurement Criteria
Support I will need…
• What will success look like after 30 days?
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• How will you feel at this point?
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• How will you reward yourself?
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Smart Form
Survey Complete
This self-assessment is intended to help you reflect on whether you
have a strong internal motivation to lead other people. Since one of
the four major dimensions of a manager’s responsibilities is to be a
leader (along with planning, organizing, and controlling), it makes
sense that you would be a better manager if you have a strong
motivation to lead.
Source: Adapted from K. Y. Chan and F. Drasgow, “Toward a Theory
of Individual Differences and Leadership: Understanding the
Motivation to Lead,” Journal of Applied Psychology, June 2001, pp.
481–498.
For each of the statements listed in this self-assessment, select the
response that best characterizes the extent to which you agree or
disagree with the statement. After completing the self-assessment,
read the feedback that explains how to understand your score and
interpret your results.
You must respond to all statements in order to receive full credit for
this self-assessment activity.
1.
Most of the time I prefer being a leader rather than a follower when
working in a group.
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I am de nitely a leader by nature.
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I have a tendency to take charge in most groups or teams that I work in.
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Strongly Disagree
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4.
Strongly Agree
I am seldom reluctant to be the leader of a group.
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If I agree to lead a group, I would never expect any advantages or special
bene ts.
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I feel that I have a duty to lead others if I am asked.
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I agree to lead whenever I am asked or nominated by the other members.
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Neither Agree nor
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8.
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7.
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I would agree to lead others even if there are no other special rewards or
bene ts with that role.
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I was taught to believe in the value of leading others.
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It is an honor and privilege to be asked to lead.
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Score
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Range
23 to
37
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You may have moderate motivation to lead.
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Research shows that there are three dimensions to the motivation to
lead. The first dimension is the extent to which you see yourself as a
leader and the extent to which you find yourself accepting or pursuing
leadership positions. One of the truisms in life is that past behavior is
the best predictor of future behavior. If you find that others see you as
a leader (for instance, you have been asked to lead a student
organization or you have been voted as a team captain), then there is
a strong possibility that you will desire to be in leadership positions in
the future. Items 1 through 4 are related to this dimension.
The second dimension is the extent to which you are willing to act in a
leadership role even when there is no clear reward for doing so. For
example, if you have found yourself willing to spend extra time to help
organize group activities or to be prepared to run a meeting even if
there is no compensation (money, class credit) for doing these things,
then this suggests that you have a strong internal motivation to lead.
Items 5 through 7 are related to this dimension.
The third dimension is the extent to which you respond positively when
you are asked to lead and the extent to which you think that you have
a duty to provide leadership when the opportunity presents itself.
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Research shows that people who have these thoughts and beliefs are
more likely to be successful leaders. Items 8 through 10 are related to
this dimension.
If you have a history of leadership, and you have found those
experiences to be fun and rewarding, then you likely have higher
scores on this self-assessment. You can be confident that you are
building a good foundation for future leadership responsibilities.
If your score on this assessment is lower than you hoped or expected,
it may be that you have not had the opportunity to test whether you
would be a good leader or not. If you have the desire to assume
managerial and leadership responsibilities in the future, you should
seek out opportunities for leadership right now. Your university or
college probably has a number of possibilities for this. There are
student organizations, varsity and intramural athletic teams, student
life positions, and many more. Outside of higher education, you might
have a job in which you can pursue leadership positions, even in small
ways. Or you might belong to a social organization in which you can
seek out leadership positions. In short, the best way to see if you have
the motivation to lead is to actually lead and see how it goes.
As this course proceeds, you will learn many things that are
associated with quality management and leadership. Research shows
that people can learn to be good leaders if they have the motivation
and opportunity. Take the things that you read about in the text, and
that you learn about and discuss in class, and put them into practice
wherever and whenever you can.
Remember that your score on this self-assessment, while it is helpful
for self-understanding, should not be over-interpreted. First, every
person is complex and it is impossible to fully capture the unique
person that you are in a short self-assessment. Second, many people
find that their preferences for leadership change over time, or that they
come to understand what their actual leadership capabilities are only
later in life. Third, leadership takes on a wide variety of forms. For
example, being a leader in a social service agency has different
dimentions than being a leader in a law enforcement department. In
short, if you scored lower on this assessment than you hoped, and you
are disappointed by that result, that disappointment in and of itself
might be evidence that you are motivated to lead. How you perform in
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leadership situations, and how much you like leading, will be a better
indicator of leadership than this, or any other, survey.
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