Finding the Leader in You

1009 WordsMay 18, 20145 Pages
Assignment 1: Finding the Leader in You: Self-Assessment/ Johari Window The purpose of this paper to better understand Organizational Behavior and how I fit in the dynamic of it. Organizational Behavior is the study of human behavior in organizations (Schermerhorn, Jr., Osborn, Uhl-Bien, & Hunt, 2012). Organizations have been forced to adopt new strategies and try new processes to remain successful. If the companies do not keep up with the continuous evolvement, they will fall behind. With all of the changes taking place, it is very important for individuals to know their strengths and weaknesses to reach their goals. What better way to do so but to take self-assessments to help point out what we may not know. We may believe we…show more content…
As a former teacher I was able to fulfill my characteristic traits of being an extrovert and staying adaptable to any situation. On a day to day basis managing over 100 students you never knew what was going to come at you. It was your responsibility to handle the situations in a mature but calm manner. As a marketing director I had to be a people person. I couldn’t be shy when having to go and spread the work and obtain donations for our non-profit agency. I had to be creative to come up with fundraisers that would catch the communities’ attention. I do believe assessments are a great asset. When starting out in my first interviews, I truly thought that they were a waste of time. With the growing pace of today’s companies it is very smart to understand the personalities of your employees and how they will fit in your company model. These assessments also give you the opportunity to understand exactly what it is we would need to work on personally to be needed by the company we are applying for. If we open our minds to being honest with the answers to gain real results, the test can be very beneficial. The assessment that I enjoyed the most was the Johari Window. It gave an opportunity to see just how others viewed me as a person. It was easy to understand and gave various points of views. References Armstrong, T. R. (2006, Summer). Revisiting the Johari Window: Improving
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