Are you “optimistic and realistic” concurrently? Do you keep the long-term vision in mind, while focusing on short term victories?

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Self-Reflective Paper on “Leading Organization Strategy and Change Capabilities”: Guidelines

 

Paper Structure:

Your paper should be a self-assessment of your competencies against the concepts we have covered in this course. Make sure to effectively use the concepts discussed in class that are also available to you on Canvas. While this paper is self-reflective, supporting your personal reflection using terms that show you understand the course content is valuable. In other words, show that you learned concepts taught in the course by reflecting on them in your self-analysis.

Begin by considering the content areas covered in this class. We have covered:

  • How to lead and manage change. (Recall the lessons from the four change management articles that we covered prior to the simulation.)
  • How to establish a “hierarchy of strategic intent” that establishes direction for your organization.
  • How to track your progress towards your “vision” using a metric system (e.g. Balanced Scorecard).
  • The leadership strategies of various leaders; consider reflecting against how well you can execute the various strategies:
    1. Coach Herman Boone
    2. Shackelton
    3. Lincoln
    4. Hurricane Katrina public figures
  • We have also learned how to use “benchmaking as a tool.
  1. Self-assessment (what?)

In your paper, think about the 5 items mentioned above. Where are you the strongest? Support your contention with some details that show you know the content we have covered in the class.

For example: If you assess yourself against the Shackelton Strategies:

  • Are you “optimistic and realistic” concurrently? Do you keep the long-term vision in mind, while focusing on short term victories?

Where are you the weakest?

  • For example, are you able to methodically plan changes according to a “road map” such as that provided by Kotter (“Why Transformation Efforts Fail).
  1. Personal Development Plan (Now What?)

Now that you have assessed your competencies and reflected upon them, identify specific, things that you can do to develop in the areas where you need to development and how you might “leverage” your strengths to achieve your future goals.