Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Assessment

*must have access to the following book:
Rath, T., & Conchie, B. (2008). Strengths Based Leadership. New York: NY: Gallup
Press. ISBN: 978-1-59562-025-5

And able to do the :
StrengthsFinder 2.0Assessment

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Healthcare is in vast need of transformation. For radical changes to occur, leaders in micro, meso, and macrosystems (in many various capacities) must emerge to facilitate the necessary work. The work to be done is far too large for a few. The newly released Future of Nursing 2020 to 2030 report is both aspirational and ambitious. Dr. Susan Hassmiller states that “Nurses can play a central role to creating a fair and just world for everyone.” The new report calls on nurses to build on the gains of the work completed from the prior decade. Dr. Hassmiller notes that “Nurses can not give what they do not have.” To accomplish the needs for health equity we must develop effective, healthy leaders.

Assignment Overview (Context)

This assignment is designed to provide an opportunity for the students to explore their individual leadership strengths and weaknesses and to examine their emotional intelligence. Through leaning about ourselves, we become aware of strengths needed from others to compose a successful team. For this interactive class discussion, begin with a review of the required readings in Module I

Strengths Based Leadership:. After reading the required assignments, take the self-assessment exercise by Rath and Conchie (instructions on how to take the assessment can be found below).

Use the unique access code accompanying your text to take the StrengthsFinder 2.0Assessment. This assessment will take about 25-35 minutes to complete. To access the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment, visit strengths.gallup.com. After completing the appraisal, you will receive a “highly customized Strengths-Based Leadership guide that lists your top five themes of strengths as well as several suggestions for leading with each theme and illustrations of each theme in action” (pg. 99). For each of the 34 themes, there are strategies that can be used “for leveraging that theme to meet followers’ four basic needs (defined in the book), and tips for leading others who are strong in that theme…the guide… can be used as a reference for building on the strengths of your team and the people around you “(pg. 99).

Research findings of Rath and Conchie (2008) indicate that leaders do not have to be good at every aspect of leading. What a relief! However, to be effective change agents, these authors argue the importance of knowing one’s leadership strengths and leveraging those strengths to build strong teams. How does one leverage those strengths? Consider how one’s leadership strengths could potentially weaken a team. In addition to the leadership assessment exercise, please read the required readings before completing the assignment.

Rath, T., & Conchie, B. (2008). Strengths Based Leadership. New York: NY: Gallup
Press. ISBN: 978-1-59562-025-5 (Text must be a new copy for you to obtain unique access code for self-assessment; the correct assessment can NOT be purchased online and is available only with the code found in a new copy of the book.

Emotional Intelligence: Login to https://www.talentsmarteq.com/eiqb2/welcome.php to access the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal Test that accompanies the Bradberry and Graves (2009) Emotional Intelligence 2.0 text. Sign in using the unique passcode (found in the back of your book). The passcode is good for one person only so used books will not benefit you. Complete the assessment of your own emotional intelligence. Using your scores, write goals and identify strategies to improve your “professional success and personal excellence.” This appraisal takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 includes the self-appraisal and the Emotional Quotient (EQ) Action Plan template. You can use the website to set your goals and to track your progress. You may also find Chapter 4 of Emotional intelligence 2.0, Digging in: My emotional intelligence action plan, helpful when transferring your Emotional Intelligence Appraisal scores to an Emotional Intelligence Action Plan (pg. 56).

Pulling it all together:

For this assignment you will apply what you have learned about your leadership strengths and emotional intelligence to plans for the future based on conclusions assigned from The Future of Nursing 2020 to 2030 report.

Based on the first letter of your last name you will be assigned one topic within the rubric to discuss from the Future of Nursing 2020 to 2030 report. The discussion should be brief and reflect your understanding of how your strengths and emotional intelligence could be applied to seeking a solution at the local or regional level.

Strength-based Leadership/Emotional Intelligence Assessment
Each student will post an initial post of no more than 750 words in the discussion. First person may be used for this assignment. Headings and the reference list are excluded from the word count.

Each student will then cross post to other students contributing to a robust class discussion. Cross posts should be no longer than 300 words.

Students will be expected to respond to cross posts from their peers; APA formatting with reference citations are required

All posts should be posted in the text box. Do not attach a pdf copy of your post.

When posting the initial discussion,
Label in the first line consistent with all course requirements:
Student’s last name, first name/initial, Class number, and Assignment Name
Example: “Stuart, Wilma, NU 613-801, Discussion 1 Initial Post”

When posting the cross posts label all cross posts with your name, cross post and the name of the student for the cross post:
Example: “Dearmon cross post to Smith”.

No title page is required in the discussion. Please use headings.

Turnitin is not required for this discussion however at the discretion of the faculty, the student may be requested to submit a discussion item to Turnitin for evaluation.
Include a copy of your Strengths-Based Leadership Insight Report as an attachment to your initial discussion. Please do not include other reports