When we look at organizations from past and the present as well as apply conjecture into the
future, obstacles will emerge, whether in (a) our career paths; (b) the way subordinates,
colleagues and superiors view us (c) our leadership style; and (d) the preparation needed to best
accelerate our professional opportunities especially in a global and highly diverse world.
Organizations are represented by people from a vast array of backgrounds and life experiences
(i.e., personal, professional). Since we must work in a œdiverse world, introspection regarding
our own leadership, communication, and thinking styles is key to understanding our successes
and failures as leaders.
As an aspiring leader, it is critical that you understand leadership issues through many lenses.
For this assignment, you are asked to create a Leadership Portfolio addressing the topic œWhat Is
Leadership and Who You are as a Leader. In the Blackboard link for Written Assignment Two
you will find a series of questionnaires that will help you explore different aspect of your
leadership style. Select a minimum of 5 of these instruments or you may select any other
instruments you find appropriate. Complete each instrument and include it in your portfolio. In
addition, you will need to include a minimum of 10 scholarly resources to support your
Successful responses to this assignment should be relevant to your future as a leader, both
personally and professionally. Through this assignment, you should learn more about yourself as
well as be able to assess key characteristics of organizations. In your research, you should look at
other future thinking organizations that are continually changing and redefining the way they
conduct business and deal with the culture.
For this assignment only, you may write in first person where applicable (especially with your
Your task is to research and answer the following areas:
1. Define leadership: from research as well as your opinion;
2. Explain who you are as a leader;
3. Examine and analyze results of the surveys you select;
4. Imagine what your legacy would be;
5. Reflect on strengths and areas to develop; and
6. Justify your actions to overcome obstacles.