For this questionnaire alone, ask five other people, preferably work colleagues, to fill out the questionnaire, and you will need to answer the questions as well. Follow the scoring instructions.

Mid-semester Assignment

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The purpose of this assignment is to help you assess your leadership style through a combination of self-reporting instruments and feedback from others.  Step 1:  Complete EACH of the following questionnaires: Leadership Trait Questionnaire.   For this questionnaire alone, ask five other people, preferably work colleagues, to fill out the questionnaire, and you will need to answer the questions as well.   Follow the scoring instructions.   What do these traits and personal qualities say about how you would lead others?  What are their implications for your leadership style?  Task and Relationship Questionnaire: Report on your score for this questionnaire and tell how your preferences for task or relationship behaviors impact the way you tend to lead and manage others. Fully explain what it means to be task or relationship oriented before you talk about the impact of these styles. Path Goal Leadership Questionnaire and report your scores and describe the implications of these scores for how you lead others.   In other words what behaviors are your subordinates likely to see with a person who has these scores? Psychodynamic Approach Questionnaire — this is a very brief form of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator  Score the instrument and describe how your personality style would impact the way you lead. Step 2:  Based on the aggregate, and individual results of these questionnaires, describe who you are as a leader. Identify your specific leadership style based on the results of the questionnaires;  explain/support how the results led you to determine that your current preferred leadership style being sure to define the key characteristics of the leadership style and then correlate results from the questionnaires to those key characteristics.  Step 3:  (a) Identify your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, (b) explain how those strengths and weaknesses would impact your followers and (c) identify concrete ways in which you would maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses to achieve the fullest potential as a leader.  Be sure to fully support/explain each option using APA formatted in-text citations; remember that all in-text citations must also be included in the reference section (conversely all references included in the reference section must be included as in-text citations). Additional Requirements: The paper must be between 4 -6 pages, excluding the cover and reference pages.  Include clear and succinct introduction and summary paragraphs. Use course readings, scholarly sources from the UMUC online library, and/or the weekly modules to support your analysis – do not use Wikipedia as a source.  You must use at least 5 sources published within the last three to five years. Follow APA style guidelines for the cover page, in-text citations and reference page (an abstract is not required for this assignment).  The paper should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins with 12 pt. Times New Roman or 10 pt. Arial font. 

Rubric Name: Grading Rubric – 20%

This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method / criteria

Exemplary Skill Level

Competent Skills Level

Marginal Skill Level

Not Proficient Skill Level

Failure

Meets expectations for content and purpose of the assignment

3 points

All expectations of the assigned tasks are fulfilled. Content is substantive and exceptionally appropriate.
(2.7 – 3)

2.5495 points

Expectations of the assigned task are generally fulfilled. Some content may not be specifically relevant.
(2.4 – 2.699)

2.2495 points

Expectations of the assigned task are somewhat fulfilled. Content may be inadequate or irrelevant.
(2.1 – 2.399)

1.9495 points

Expectations of the assigned task are not fulfilled. Content is irrelevant or inappropriate.
(1.8 – 2.099)

0 points

Failed to meet any expectations for content and purpose of the assignment.
(0 – 1.799)

/ 3

Develops a clearly articulated and original thesis and/or main idea that are consistent with expectations of content and purpose

4 points

A main idea is consistently and clearly supported.
(3.6 – 4)

3.3995 points

A main idea is presented and generally supported.
(3.2 – 3.599)

2.9995 points

A main idea may be vaguely presented and support is inconsistent.
(2.8 – 3.199)

2.5995 points

A main idea is not present or generally supported.
(2.4 – 2.899)

0 points

Failed to present a main idea at all.
(0 – 2.399)

/ 4

Organizes ideas in clear and sequential paragraphs that logically reinforce the main idea

4 points

The organization of reasoning/logic clearly supports the main idea. Paragraphs are logical and internally consistent.
(3.6 – 4)

3.3995 points

Reasoning/logic is somewhat inconsistent in support of the main idea. Paragraphs are generally logical. Sentences within each paragraph generally relate to each other with only few digressions.
(3.2 – 3.599)

2.9995 points

Reasoning/logic is weak in support of the main idea. Paragraphs lack unity and/or are frequently illogical. There are major digressions that impact clarity of thought.
(2.8 – 3.199)

2.5995 points

Organization of thought is insufficient.
(2.4 – 2.899)

0 points

Failed to organize ideas.
(0 – 2.399)

/ 4

Incorporates sufficient use of appropriate research, supporting evidence, and relevant sources

4 points

Use of substantial and relevant sources is demonstrated. Evidence of research is clearly present and well supported.
(3.6 – 4)

3.3995 points

Use of research and relevant sources is generally evident. Most ideas are supported by appropriate research.
(3.2 – 3.599)

2.9995 points

Use of research and relevant sources is insufficient. In most cases, presented ideas are not adequately supported.
(2.8 – 3.199)

2.5995 points

Appropriate research and sources are not incorporated.
(2.4 – 2.899)

0 points

Failed to use and incorporate appropriate research and sources.
(0 – 2.399)

/ 4

Uses language and tone appropriate for the assignment

1 point

Language and tone are appropriate for the intended audience. The point of view is exceptionally well maintained.
(0.9 – 1)

0.8495 points

Language and tone are appropriate for the intended audience. The point of view shifts occasionally.
(0.8 – .899)

0.7495 points

Language and tone is often inaccurate and/or inappropriate for the intended audience. The point of view shifts frequently.
(0.7 – 0.799)

0.6495 points

Language and tone is inappropriate and/or inaccurate for the intended audience. The point of view is not evident.
(0.6 – 0.699)

0 points

Failed to use appropriate language and tone.
(0 – 0.59)

/ 1

Critically evaluates information and/or data within boundaries established by the main idea

2 points

Information and/or data are carefully examined as indicated by the assignment.
(1.8 – 2)

1.6995 points

Some information and/or data are carefully examined as indicated by the assignment.
(1.6 – 1.799)

1.4995 points

Little information and/or data are carefully examined as indicated by the assignment.
(1.4 – 1.599)

1.2995 points

No information and/or data are carefully examined as indicated by the assignment.
(1.2 – 1.399)

0 points

Failed to carefully examine information and data.
(0 – 1.199)

/ 2

Conforms to APA and/or additional guidelines from the instructor

1 point

All quotes, paraphrased ideas, and citations are consistently and correctly supported. Assignment is virtually free of inconsistencies with assigned style and/or formatting guidelines. Majority of quotes and paraphrased ideas contribute value and are used sparingly (if at all).
(0.9 – 1)

0.8495 points

Most quotes, paraphrased ideas and citations are consistently supported. Minor inconsistencies with assigned style and/or formatting guidelines exist. Quotes and paraphrased ideas are minimal and provide some value.
(0.8 – .899)

0.7495 points

Many quotes, paraphrased ideas, and citations are incorrectly cited. Significant inconsistencies with assigned style and/or formatting guidelines exist. Quotes and paraphrased ideas are too frequently used and indicate minimal synthesis of information.
(0.7 – 0.799)

0.6495 points

Most or all quotes, paraphrased ideas, and citations are incorrectly cited or not supported. Assigned style and/or formatting guidelines are not followed. Quotes and paraphrased ideas are excessive and indicate no synthesis of information.
(0.6 – 0.699)

0 points

Failed to conform to APA and/or additional guidelines from the instructor.
(0 – 0.59)

/ 1

Displays sound grammar, spelling, and appropriate conventions

1 point

Grammar does not interfere with meaning. The assignment is virtually free of errors.
(0.675 – 0.75)

0.8495 points

Grammar does not interfere with meaning. Spelling and mechanical errors are minor in nature.
(0.8 – .899)

0.7495 points

Grammar may interfere with meaning. Multiple and significant spelling and mechanical errors are evident.
(0.7 – 0.799)

0.6495 points

Grammar does interfere with meaning. The assignment contains excessive errors in spelling and writing mechanics.
(0.6 – 0.699)

0 points

Failed to display sound grammar, spelling, and appropriate conventions.
(0 – 0.59)

/ 1

Rubric Total Score

Total

/ 20

Overall Score

Overall Score

Exemplary Skill Set

18 points minimum

Competent Skill Level

16 points minimum

Marginal Skill Level

14 points minimum

Not Proficient Skill Level

12 points minimum

Failure

0 points minimum

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