Reflection Of Self Assessment

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Having personally never formally reflected on my personal attributes as a leader, I was very curious to where this self-assessment would lead. When choosing my two candidates for feedback, it was pretty evident who I would choose. John George, Parker Cahn and I have worked on a multitude of case competitions together, as well as collaborating on executive boards for both the Nittany Consulting Group (NCG) and the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program. It was interesting hearing feedback from peers that I constantly work with in my personal and “professional” life, because although I did receive overt answers, I was also surprised by a few things they had to say. For instance, Parker told me that I strongly “managed up”, or was able to work and …show more content…
Although I was surprised by some of the specific behaviors mentioned in my feedback, I believe that everything discussed could be related back to these two themes that continually play a large role in who I am as a person and a leader. Taking into account these topics, I would have to say that my top three strengths include being open and receptive, caring about others, and having relating skills. These three strengths can be seen throughout my discussions with my peers, as well as my Korn Ferry …show more content…
I want to focus and work on the three weaknesses that I addressed previously (uncreative, lack of delegation, and care causes loss of rationale) because those are the most evident places for personal improvement from both and introspective verdicts and from being mentioned by my peers. The other capability that I want to address is my avoidance of conflict and confrontation. I will eventually address a problem when it arises, but I will not initiate confrontation until it is absolutely necessary. I think this relates back to being interpersonal. I am not only a people person; I am a people pleaser. At times, I can resort to being a pushover in order to accommodate others and avoid disputes. This can lead to personal exasperation and taking on more work than I can handle. Directing my attention to improving these behaviors will hopefully help improve my effectiveness as a leader and further my reflection process on my strengths and

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