Locus Of Control: How Good Are Your Management Skills

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Locus of Control My score on this test was a 67 out of 100. Based on this score, I interpret my successes on a personal level such as skills and intelligence and external factors such as chance and other people’s help. I do not take credit I deserve for my successes. If I did more, my motivation and self-esteem would be improved. I strongly agree with this assessment. In fact, this is spot on. I do not give enough credit for my successes. For example, if I do well on a really hard exam, but realize a lot of others did well, I assume it was because the exam was easier than I thought. My self-esteem and motivation would rise if I realize no external factors affected me, and all of my hard work up to this point in my life was because of me and …show more content…
When the employee completes a task exceptionally, I would remind them that it was not because of external factors but rather it was because of their performance and what they put into it.
How Good Are Your Management Skills My scores for this test is a 7 out of 15 for understanding team dynamics and encouraging good relationships, 4 out of 10 for selecting the right people, 5 out of 10 for delegating effectively, 8 out of 10 for motivating people, 8 out of 15 for managing discipline and dealing with conflict, 15 out of 20 for communicating, 6 out of 10 for planning, problem solving, and decision-making, and 10 out of 15 for avoiding common managerial mistakes, giving me a total of 62 out of 100. I am a good manager, but I still have areas I need to improve in. I agree with these results and each of the sections I am strong in and weaker in. My strong areas are in communication and motivating, as I always try to keep team member informed and I want to relate with subordinates and get personal with them to motivate them. These are key to getting the most out of them in my opinion, as a motivated employee who knows what the situation is will be the best
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My two strongest career orientations are craftsperson, who “holds traditional values, including a strong work ethic, respect for people, concern for quality, and thrift” and company man, “who can be fearful and submissive, is concerned with the human side of the company, interested in the feelings of people, and committed to maintain corporate integrity (Hitt, Miller, Colella, 2015). I would agree with this analysis, as I respect the right people in the workplace, regardless of socioeconomic class, race, etc. My work ethic is improving every day and my concern for quality is important, especially in my assignments in graduate school. In the company man side of things I am always eager to learn about new people in the workplace. Learning about new people and getting to know them on a personal level can help you connect with them and learn about what motivates them on an individual scale. Remember, a part of how your subordinates work reflects off of you and how you manage

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