You May use (I, We or they) (as an HR role)
Your reflective essay should include 3 sections:
1. A brief introduction to the situation you wanted to change (<+/-10%>200 words)
Example – Introduction
"In reflecting upon a time where I have not been successful with influencing a group, I immediately thought of my experience with a FME project. About half way through our spring semester, my company was in a lull as we were getting close to the Business Fair, the main event of the year. We were falling behind in ticket sales and were failing to get vendors to commit to our event…"
2. A critical analysis of your own leadership capabilities in the situation ((<+/-10%> 800 words)
Focuses on the analysis of your leadership capabilities in the chosen change situation.
For your analysis, it is required that you apply TWO leadership theories/topics
Example 1 – Analysis of leadership capabilities
"First, my self-management was lacking. Self-management is defined as one‘s ability to manage internal emotions through self-control (references here). In this situation, I did not manage my emotions well, lashing out and yelling at... "
Example 2 – Analysis of leadership capabilities
“One of the reasons I failed at influencing people in my company was due to my lack of relational power. Relational power is a measurement of the authority an individual has or earns based on the ties he create within his own personal networks with others; whether it is with coworkers, managers, friends, or family (references here)... Since my network was weak, I had few direct contacts with whom I could voice my concerns about the company and try to influence them to get us back on track…”
3. A leadership development plan ((<+/-10%> 200 words)
Example – Leadership development plan
"According to author‘s name (reference here), effective managers know employees‘ expectations and motivations well. In the future when bringing someone on to a project or recruiting someone, I will thoroughly assess the other party and ask key questions such as: What are their skills? What are their goals, both business and personal? How will they fit into the company? How will they work with the team? What experience do they have