Leadership research indicates that IQ and technical skills are far less important to leadership success than self-awareness. Evidence point to the fact that self-awareness is really the pillar of managerial capability that predict managerial effectiveness and leadership success. Showry and Manasa (2014) assert that self-awareness is the key to effective leadership. This week, you will complete a self-assessment of your skills as a leader. This assignment has two-parts. First, the Personal Assessment of Management Skills (PAMS) tool will help you gauge your level of skill competence. Second, you will create a brief video in which you will introduce yourself and discuss the results of your PAMS Assessment.
Complete the following steps for your PAMS Assessment
Complete the PAMS assessment provided to you in this week’s Books and Resources.
Then, send the PAMS assessment to three other people who are familiar with your leadership qualities and ask them to also complete the assessment on you. (You will collect their results to be used for your Signature Assignment in Week 8.) As a gentle reminder, let your peers know that you need the assessments returned in 4-6 weeks in order to prepare for the final assignment in your MBA course.
As you are rating your responses, ask yourself the following questions:
- What skills rated the highest?
- What skills rated the lowest?
- Were there any surprises?
- Based on information regarding effective leadership skills, how do your skills compare?
- Where do you feel improvement is needed?
You will include the answers to the questions above in your Introductory Video.
Submit your PAMS self-assessment results in a Word document.
Upload your document and click the Submit to Dropbox button.