Personal Leadership Portrait

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This paper is to analyze your own leadership qualities to create a portrait of the effective public service leader you aspire to be.

Although this assignment requires you to develop a leadership portrait of yourself, it is important to remember that all academic writing should be done in the third person.

To complete this assignment, you will need to follow the instructions below and original work please no plagiarism this is my final paper and it has to be great please read very careful the paper must answer all 8 questions below:I also attached the paper you need for question 7

  • Select and identify one leadership theory or style that you believe best aligns with your own thoughts of what leadership means. You will use that theory or style to analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Describe the leadership characteristics you already possess; then describe at least two additional leadership characteristics you would like to develop. Explain how these characteristics will allow you to guide, educate, inform, and influence others to manage change in the field of public service.
  • Explain how your personal and academic experiences will contribute to and guide your development as an effective leader. For example, how will developing academic skills such as evaluating resources and scholarly writing help to strengthen your position of leadership in the field of public service?
  • Describe how you will use your leadership attributes to build and maintain strong relationships with others in the community.
  • Identify the main tenets of ethical behavior for a public service leader and analyze how you will use those tenets to guide your leadership.
  • Explain the importance of diversity and inclusion in the field of public service and analyze how you might incorporate those tenets into your leadership.
  • Analyze how your personal and academic experiences will contribute to and guide your development as an effective leader. (Hint: you may want to review the media piece on Capella's scholar-practitioner model. This piece is found in Unit 2, and in the Resources for this assignment).
  • Summarize how the concepts and information you gained from this course and your own research will guide your continued leadership development.

This completed assignment should be at least 4 pages in length, excluding title page and reference page. For this assignment, you will also need an abstract. Use at least three different resources (peer-reviewed journals or sources, assigned unit readings, learner success lab articles) to support your choices and explanations. Be sure you follow APA (6th edition) guidelines for style, format, and citing.

CAPELLA SCHOLAR PRACTITIONER MODEL What Does It Mean? By now, you have likely heard the phrases Practitioner Scholar model or Scholar Practitioner model several times. You may have also asked yourself, what does this mean? Let's start by breaking the phrase down into its parts. A scholar is a researcher—a person who is immersed and current in the theory and literature of their discipline and who actively contributes to the knowledge base of the discipline. A practitioner is a professional who actively applies the knowledge and skills of the discipline to address real-world problems and challenges in the workplace. A Thorough Blend A logical deduction would be that a scholar-practitioner is someone who sometimes performs acts of scholarship and at other times, practices in his or her field, but that would be a misrepresentation. A scholar practitioner is a thorough blend of the two—a practicing professional and a researcher—someone immersed in the literature and theory of the field while actively testing out, applying, evaluating, and refining that theory through real-world practice. A reciprocal relationship forms between the two, and in your development as a scholar-practitioner, scholarship will increasingly inform your practice and, in turn, increasingly will inform your scholarship. Defining Scholar-Practitioners At Capella, we use Ernest Boyer's and Donald Schön's work to innovatively define scholar-practitioners as those who apply foundational and specialized knowledge to their everyday work and who exhibit commitment to continually building their knowledge and skills. Capella applies the scholar-practitioner model to all three phases of the post-secondary education – bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Our model places learners on a continuum running from the bachelor's level to the PhD. These three strands naturally connect with different expectations and abilities. The abilities of a learner at the baccalaureate level are different from those at the master's level, which are accordingly different from those at the doctoral level. At all three levels, though, a learner acquires skills, which are directly applicable to their working environments – a key innovation of our model. Bachelor, Master & Doctoral Levels The model shows that we should aim to teach learners at the bachelor's level how to acquire knowledge and how to reflect on existing links between theory and practice. Learners at this level are functioning as "reflective practitioners." At the master's level, we push the evolution of this cognitive ability so that learners keep acquiring new knowledge and intentionally synthesize theory and practice. As "practitionerscholars," learners actively apply theory to practice. At the doctoral level, learners take another step, becoming "scholar-practitioners" who not only continue to apply theory to practice, but engage in research, which creates new theory to be immediately and fruitfully applied. Master's Program If you are now entering the master's program, and are developing as a Practitioner Scholar, the competencies you will focus on will be the ability to: • Apply theory and knowledge to real-world problems. • Develop systems and strategies to analyze and resolve those problems. • Synthesize existing knowledge (theory) with the goal of application to practice. • Perform as a successful professional. Doctoral Program If you are entering the PhD program, you will use these acquired skills and as a scholar-practitioner also focus on developing your research skills. As a scholar-practitioner, you will: • Move beyond experiential learning to rely on data and evidence to support claims and decision-making. • Acquire advanced academic skill sets to support demonstration of PhD-level competence. • Truly become an expert within your discipline while being immersed in the literature of your field. • Develop critical self-reflection capacities that allow you to continually seek self-renewal and ongoing development. • Learn to examine the profession from a broader perspective, which will lead to the development of new knowledge and applications of problem-solving strategies. • Ultimately, you will assimilate theory into leading change and contribute to research that leads to theory expansion, refinement, and affirmation. Whether you are entering the master's or PhD program, it is important to develop your scholarly skills so that you can apply them to your field as a practitioner. Let's now further examine the art and science of becoming a scholar. Scholarship Is a Craft Scholarship is a craft, and as such, it requires that you practice using both standard tools and materials in order to master your developing craft as a scholar in your discipline. Early in your academic journey, the core tools you need are the abilities to read, write, and think critically at an advanced academic level. As you progress in your program, you will acquire, strengthen, and refine your scholarship using these tools. You will also add new tools related to research design, analysis, and interpretation. With these academic skill sets, your ability to create and communicate academic arguments will become more sophisticated and polished. Of course, in order to do so, you must have the proper academic raw materials as resources. It is the use of these materials, and the knowledge of how to continually cultivate and expand your academic raw materials resources, that will distinguish you as a practitioner scholar or scholar practitioner. Arguments Central to the scholar-practitioner model of professional identity is the capacity to formulate arguments within a framework of critical thinking and analysis. An argument consists of two core building blocks: claims and evidence. Claims are the assertions, opinions, theses, and positions that one takes. Evidence is the empiricism, research findings, theory, and experiences that support one's claims. Claims Supported by Evidence The craft of scholarship is one in which all the claims you make are supported by relevant and reliable evidence—evidence based in sound research, from credible sources, and derived through objective analysis. This evidence will be found in the theoretical literature of your field and through your own independent research and will not come exclusively from personal experience; true scholarship avoids making claims solely supported by one's personal experiences or untested assumptions. Welcome to Capella Welcome to Capella and we salute you as you now embark on your new journey in becoming a practitioner-scholar or scholar-practitioner.

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Personal Leadership Portrait




Leadership is the art of getting people to do something that you want to be done because
they want to do it through inspiration. Transformational leadership is one of the most effective
styles of leadership whereby the leader works well with the followers or subordinates to identify
any changes required, create a vision to guide the change process through motivating and
inspiring them. Both personal and academic experiences play a very significant role in guiding
the development of effective leaders. Tenets of ethical behavior also play a critical role in
guiding effective leadership. Finally, diversity and inclusion are very important in creating
harmony in the public service field when incorporated in leadership.



Personal Leadership Portrait
Question 1
Transformational leadership style is the leadership style that best aligns with my own
thoughts of the true meaning of leadership. This is because, through this leadership style, the
leaders lead the followers by example rather than just telling or directing the followers on what
to do. Transformational leaders work with the followers or subordinates in the identification of
any needed change; they create a vision that acts as a guide in the change process by executing it
together with the followers. A transformational leader is more effective when compared to the
other leadership style since it involves and engages the followers by maximizing their capability
through motivating and inspiring as well as building strong relationships with the followers that
are based on trust (Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009). Finally, this leadersh...

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