Option #1: Personal Communication Development Plan

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The Personal Communication Development Plan will be based on the Portfolio Project Checklist, which you will be working on throughout the course. Download this document and work through each part carefully. As you work through Part 1 and Part 2 of this checklist, you may discover something new about your personal communication. You may change your checklist and scoring sheet to reflect your discoveries. Do not start working on your paper until you have completed Part 3 of the checklist.

Review the Portfolio Paper Requirements carefully along with the Portfolio Project Rubric. Once you have completed your paper, be sure to include your completed Project Checklist as part of your final assignment submission. Combine the documents and submit one file.

ORG423 Portfolio Project Self-Assessment of Leadership Communication Capabilities - checklist Barrett (2014, p.405) Appendix A Read through the list of capabilities and, for each one, mark your present level of expertise in the table below. The instructions on determining your average follow the table. If using this text in a class, you will probably want to ask your instructor for the electronic version of this assessment. 1 = Need to develop, essentially need a lot of work on this capability 2 = Need some work on this capability 3 = Acceptable, but could be stronger 4 = Very good abilities, close to leadership communication level 5 = Excellent abilities, leadership communication level achieved Section 1 – Assessment of Core Capabilities Area and Capability Leadership Communication Ethos/Image 1. Understanding the characteristics of leadership communication 2. Recognizing and able to distinguish transformational leaders 3. Understanding how I am seen by others 4. Knowing how my personal style differs from others 5. Asking others to comment on my style 6. Assessing my own strengths and weaknesses 7. Setting goals for personal change 8. Willing to work on improving personal effectiveness 9. Influencing the behavior of others 10. Inspiring trust in others 11. Projecting confidence 12. Making ethical decisions Totals Audience Analysis and Strategy 1. Analyzing the context for communication 2. Analyzing audiences 3. Tailoring messages to different audiences 4. Selecting the most effective medium (channel) 5. Developing a complete communication strategy Totals Social Media and Other Written Communication 1. Deciding on communication purpose 2. Clarifying your purpose 3. Organizing your written communication 4. Using formatting effectively 5. Using language correctly 1 2 3 4 5 Avg Area and Capability 6. Writing clearly 7. Writing concisely 8. Writing confidently 9. Using an appropriate style and tone 10. Knowing how to use social media in professional settings 11. Writing correspondence (texts, tweets, e-mails, etc.) 12. Writing formal documents and reports 13. Writing executive summaries and abstracts 14. Proofreading your own work Totals Oral Communication Skills 1. Delivering an impromptu presentation 2. Delivering an extemporaneous presentation 3. Organizing your presentation 4. Talking in small groups 5. Talking in large groups 6. Answering questions 7. Asking questions 8. Drawing others out 9. Summarizing and clarifying others’ ideas 10. Keeping to the topic 11. Summarizing a discussion Totals Visual Communication 1. Recognizing when to use graphics 2. Selecting and designing effective data charts 3. Creating meaningful and effective text layouts 4. Employing fundamental graphics content and design principles 5. Ensuring “so what” is captured 6. Creating presentation visuals and slides Totals Emotional Intelligence 1: Dealing with Own Feelings 1. Knowing own personality type 2. Recognizing other types and their effect on behaviors 3. Being aware of own feelings 4. Identifying and controlling feelings 5. Asserting own ideas and rights 6. Stating own needs 7. Expressing feelings to others Totals Emotional Intelligence 2: Dealing with Others 1 2 3 4 5 Avg Area and Capability 1 2 3 4 5 Avg Section 2—Group and Organizational Communication 1 2 3 4 5 Avg 1. Listening 2. Recognizing non-verbals 3. Being sensitive to others’ feelings 4. Asking people how they feel 5. Acknowledging people’s feelings 6. Helping others express their feelings 7. Dealing with anger 8. Dealing with hostility and suspicion 9. Being comfortable with conflict 10. Withstanding silences Totals Diversity and Intercultural Communication 1. Realizing the value of diversity 2. Defining and appreciating cultural differences 3. Understanding differences is values and preferences 4. Recognizing general communication preferences (direct or indirect, explicit or implicit) 5. Understanding differences in attitudes toward authority, time, risk, and change 6. Knowing customs common to cultures encountering 7. Communicating in intercultural social situations Totals Area and Capability Group and Team Communication and Dynamics 1. Identifying and clarifying goals and objectives 2. Clearly defining the problem under discussion 3. Examining all facets of the problem 4. Encouraging others to generate ideas 5. Using creativity to develop new ideas 6. Evaluating options 7. Helping groups make decisions 8. Exploring the people aspects of the problem 9. Encouraging groups to develop action plans 10. Helping the team to confront difficult issues 11. Sensing tension in the group 12. Being sensitive to how people in the group are feeling 13. Being aware of how open or closed the group is 14. Helping groups explore their commitment to group decisions and or agreements 15. Surfacing vested interests and feelings about issues 16. Identifying those issues that are avoided Area and Capability 17. Drawing attention to unhelpful behavior 18. Helping the team deal with conflict or other tension 19. Supporting individuals against group pressure 20. Helping team members acknowledge each other’s strengths 21. Helping team members give each other feedback 22. Facilitating team review and critique Totals Organizational Communication 1. Recognizing different organizational structures 2. Understanding the human relations approach 3. Displaying ability to motivate others 4. Recognizing the organizational role of communication 5. Understanding how power works in supervisor /subordinate relationships 6. Knowing what it takes to build trust in supervisor/ subordinate relationships 7. Establishing communication protocols with supervisors 8. Recognizing the ethical expectations in an organization 9. Creating an ethical environment 10. Being able to see the organizational cultural differences 11. Realizing which organizational cultures fit best with my own individual personality and style 12. Giving praise and appreciation to peers and supervisors 13. Recognizing who talks to whom 14. Soliciting feedback from others 15. Providing constructive feedback to individuals or groups 16. Receiving feedback without being defensive 17. Dealing with supervisors and more senior people 18. Mentoring others 19. Coaching others 20. Networking Total Transformational Leadership and Internal Communication 1. Selecting the most appropriate leadership style 2. Knowing how to adjust leadership styles when needed 3. Recognizing the characteristics of transformational leaders 4. Developing an internal communication strategy 5. Developing a vision 6. Communicating a vision 7. Targeting messages to different levels in an organization 8. Creating a change communication program 1 2 3 4 5 Avg Area and Capability 1 2 3 4 5 Avg 9. Implementing a change communication program Totals External Corporate Communication 1. Developing an external communication strategy 2. Managing reputation 3. Analyzing external stakeholders 4. Developing targeted messages for all external stakeholders 5. Communicating with the news media 6. Dealing with a communication crisis situation Totals Barrett, D. J. (2014). Leadership Communication (4th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Part 1: Assessing Your Own Leadership Communication Abilities Using the information gained from completing the checklist, assign a score for your improvement need in each skill area (use the key provided below). KEY 1 = Need lots of work in this area 2 = Need some work in this area 3 = Acceptable, but could be stronger 4 = Very good abilities, close to leadership communication level 5 = Excellent abilities, leadership communication level achieved Instructions: To calculate your average in each communication area, take the following steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Add the number of marks within each column under the capability area Multiply the number of marks times the scale number (1–5) at the top of each column Record this number in each column in the totals row provided Total the row across Then, divide by the number of capabilities listed and record your average in the box. Score Capability Area Ethos/Image Audience Analysis and Strategy Social Media and Other Written Communication Oral Communication Visual Communication Dealing with Own Feelings Dealing with Others Cultural Communication Competence Group and Team Communication and Dynamics Organizational Communication Internal Communication External Communication 2. What do you consider your major communication strengths? 3. What do you consider your major communication weaknesses? 4. What leadership communication roles do you currently play in your organization? Part 2 – Determining Your Leadership Communication Goals Answer the following questions to help you develop your goals and plan. 1. What communication leadership roles would you like to play in the future (at your organization or in your career overall)? 2. What are your short-term and long-term leadership communication improvement goals? 3. What new skill do you want to work on first, second, third, etc? 4. What barriers do you anticipate having to overcome to reach your improvement goals? 5. How long do you think it will take you to achieve your goals? 6. How will you know you are succeeding? 7. How will you obtain feedback? Part 3 – Developing a Plan to Achieve Your Goals Use this grid to help you plan and track your improvement. Improvement Goal Action Steps to Achieve Goal Deadline Method to Measure Success
ORG423 Portfolio Project Final Paper Requirements 1. Length: The final paper must be 1000 words minimum 2. Structure: The paper will adhere to all APA requirements and include the following elements: I. Title Page II. Executive Summary (1 page / 300 words maximum length) III. Introduction IV. Content a. Prioritized Skill List: Include a table showing your skills sorted in order of highest score to lowest score. Include the key for your score rating. I recommend that you do this in Excel and copy the table to Word. Use the following information to prepare this table: Score Capability Area Ethos/Image Audience Analysis and Strategy Social Media and Other Written Communication Oral Communication Visual Communication Dealing with Own Feelings Dealing with Others Cultural Communication Competence Group and Team Communication and Dynamics Organizational Communication Internal Communication External Communication KEY 1 = Need lots of work in this area 2 = Need some work in this area 3 = Acceptable, but could be stronger 4 = Very good abilities, close to leadership communication level 5 = Excellent abilities, leadership communication level achieved b. Strengths Discussion: One or two narrative paragraphs describing what you consider to be your communication strengths. Use the results from the Checklist and the skill areas from the Prioritized Skill table as the basis for your discussion. Include specific examples of the results you have achieved using these skills in your personal and professional life. c. Weakness Discussion: One or two narrative paragraphs describing what you consider to be your communication weaknesses. Use the results from the Checklist and the skill areas from the Prioritized Skill table as the basis for your discussion. Include specific examples of the consequences you have encountered as a result of a lack of these skills in your personal and professional life. d. Goals, Programs, and Targets: For each skill area that you rated a 1 or a 2, prepare a goal, program, and target. A goal is a statement of a skills-based outcome that you want to achieve, a program is the description of the action steps that you will undertake to achieve the outcome, and a target is a numerical measure of the success of the effort and a date by which the program will be complete. Here is an example: Goal 1: Develop better oral communication skills when delivering impromptu and extemporaneous presentations. Program 1: Participate in 26 Toastmaster sessions for impromptu and extemporaneous presentations over the next 14 months. Actively solicit feedback from fellow members concerning areas for improvement, and change my behaviors based on this feedback. Target 1: By June 30, 2012, all of the feedback received from fellow members of Toastmaster’s will note only positive comments and will not include any areas for improvement. e. Summary Goals, Programs, and Targets Table: Summarize the narrative descriptions of your goals, programs, and targets in a table. The table will be your management tool to help you achieve your desired outcomes. The Achieved column will be blank until you have completed each program. Use the following example as the basis for your table: Goal Program Target 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. Etc. Etc. Etc. V. Conclusion VI. References Achieved? (Y/N) a. Cite and integrate at least three credible sources. ** Don’t forget to include, in the formal self-assessment, a summary of the questionnaire contents associated with the emotional intelligence instrument. ** Also, in the formal self-assessment, make sure to provide evidence from workplace experience supporting the responses to the emotional intelligence questionnaire.

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Running Head: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Personal Communication Development Plan
Student’s Name
Institution of Affiliation
Course
Date

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PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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Executive Summary
This paper provides a detailed analysis of the self-assessment of my communication skills in
various capability areas including ethos, oral communication, visual communication, internal and
external communication, competence in cultural communication, ability to deal with own feelings,
dealing with others and organizational communication. The result of this self-assessment provides me
with insights on my major communication strengths and weaknesses and how this is likely to affect
organizational performance. In addition, this paper includes a detailed communication development
plan that will enable the achievement of goals in specific areas in my communication skills. This
development plan is in regard to the results of the communication self-assessment exercise initially
undertaken.
Introduction
Leadership and management need the ability to effectively communicate if overall success
within an organization has to be achieved. Even by being an ordinary employee without a leadership or
management position, effective communication skills are a mandatory requirement in order to attain
personal and professional goals (Barrett, 2014). Developing appropriate communication skills starts
with the assessment and evaluation of needs. An individual ought to critically analyze the strengths and
weaknesses of current communication skills with respect to where he/she would like to be in the
future. By so doing, listing the communication areas that need development enables the establishment
of a development plan that would help in the attainment of communication goals. This is strategic
communication management which assists in elaborating the input of individuals in reaching the goals,
mission, and vision of an or...

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