Leadership Assessment: The 21st Century School Administrator Skills Assessment

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Leadership is a complex word that can be difficult to define as well as becoming a leader can be a challenging task. According to Barker (1997), “leadership is the reciprocal process of mobilizing, by persons with certain motives and values, various economic, political, and other resources in a context of competition and conflict, in order to realize goals independently or mutually held by both leaders and followers” (p. 343). Leaders must be open to changes, willingly to listen to others suggestions and ideas before making decisions as well as have a variety of skills and qualities. According to Jossey-Bass (2013), “leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities” (p. 21). Individuals who are in leadership roles must …show more content…
In completing the assessment I was surprised with my results, but satisfied. It allowed me to see what my strengths were as well as the areas that I need improvement in. On the assessment I did not score below a three in any area. My scores are as follows: Setting Instructional Direction 4, Teamwork 4.14, Sensitivity 4.89, Judgment 4.30, Results Orientation 5, Organizational Ability 3.71, Oral Communication 3.71, Written Communication 3, Development of Others 4, and Understanding Own Strengths and Weakness 5. Even though, I was satisfied with my results and I didn’t score below a three in any area I still need improvement to become an effective leader in all …show more content…
I am motivated and passionate about my vision and I feel as I am an inspiration to others by supporting them and helping them become leaders. I abide by policies, set expectations of employees, and follows through with projects. I build rapports with employees, show empathy, and I work as a team player. My motto is to never ask others to carry out a project that I would not do myself. When issues are identified I analyze the problem, obtain suggestions and ideas from others, and make a final decision within a timely manner. The results I obtained from the 21st Century School Administrator Skills assessment allowed me to have a better understanding of the skills that I do posses as a leader as well as identified my strengths and areas I need to

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