Signature Themes

Write a paper (suggested length of 6–10 pages) by doing the following:

A.  Provide a PDF copy of your “Signature Themes” report after completing the CliftonStrengths assessment. 

1.  Reflect on the results of the five categorical strengths from your CliftonStrengths assessment, including what those results might indicate about your leadership.

B.  Evaluate your leadership, using one of the scholarly leadership theories below, by doing the following:

•  transformational leadership

•  transactional leadership

•  situational leadership

•  participative leadership

•  servant leadership

•  behavioral leadership

•  trait theory of leadership

1.  Evaluate three strengths of your leadership, using the chosen scholarly leadership theory, including how each strength relates to the theory. Support the evaluation of your strengths with at least one scholarly source.

2.  Evaluate three weaknesses of your leadership, using the chosen scholarly leadership theory, including how each weakness relates to the theory. Support the evaluation of your weaknesses with at least one scholarly source.

3.  Recommend three actionable items to improve the effectiveness of your leadership, including how each actionable item relates to the chosen scholarly leadership theory. Support the recommendations of actionable items with at least one scholarly source.

Note:  A scholarly source could be a reputable journal, a published book, or  any source from a university faculty member or business leader.  Scholarly sources also include any article or book in the online WGU  library.

C.  Discuss two short-term goals that will help improve your leadership. Adhere to the SMART criteria for each goal: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.

1.  Discuss at least two specific actions you will take to reach each of the SMART goals discussed in part C.

D.   Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and  references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

E.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.