For the Session Long Projects you will also be applying the concepts from the ba

For the Session Long Projects you will also be applying the
concepts from the background materials. But instead of applying them to
yourself, you will imagine that you are a leadership development coach who is
hired to by organizations to diagnosis or give advice to managers. For each of
the situations below, explain what advice or diagnosis you would give them
based on your knowledge of the background readings. Make sure to cite at
least one of the required background readings in each of your answers. Your
paper should be two to three pages in length:
Susan
is a manager who decides to assess her strengths using some of the 24
classifications of the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths that you
read about for this module. She discovers that two of her biggest
strengths are “humor” and “teamwork.” She concludes that since these are
her strengths she doesn’t need to change anything regarding her use of
these strengths. Do you think this is a good use of her assessment, or
should she make changes to her use of humor and teamwork? If so, what kind
of changes?
Harold
has an MBA from Harvard and is focused on becoming a CEO before he is 45
years old. He is very good at networking and often makes friends with
those who rank higher than him at his current organization. However,
employees under his supervision feel that he often makes decisions based
on what will get him promoted rather than on what is best for his
employees or his organization. How would you characterize his emotional
intelligence (EQ) skills based on the different elements of EQ discussed
in the background readings? Be specific regarding which elements of EQ you
think he is likely high on or which elements you think he may be lacking.
Carl
is known as a very caring manager based on his ability to understand his
employee’s problems and taking careful to time to get to know each and
every employee. He is personally well liked by all of his employees.
However, the one complaint they do have about Carl is that he gets very
upset when things don’t go well and takes things very personally. For
example, when he found out that profitability for his unit had fallen over
the last month he was so upset he had to take a couple of sick days off
from work. How would you characterize his emotional intelligence (EQ)
skills based on the different elements of EQ discussed in the background
readings? Be specific regarding which elements of EQ you think he is
likely high on or which elements you think he may be lacking.
Reynolds, M. (2011). Understanding emotional intelligence.
[Books24x7 version].
Peterson, C. (2011). The five attributes of emotional
intelligence. [Books24x7 version].
Kaufman, C., Silberman, J., & Sharpley, D. (2012).
Chapter 17: Coaching for strengths using VIA. In Passmore, J. (Ed.). Psychometrics
in coaching: Using psychological and psychometric tools for development (2nd
Edition). London, GBR: Kogan Page Ltd.
Sterrett, E. A. (2000). Chapter 1: Defining emotional
intelligence. Manager’s pocket guide to emotional intelligence: From
management to leadership. Amherst, MA, USA: HRD Press.
Sterrett, E. A. (2000). Chapter 3: Assessing emotional
intelligence. Manager’s pocket guide to emotional intelligence: From
management to leadership. Amherst, MA, USA: HRD Press.
Optional Reading
Cantore, S., & Passmore, J. (2012). Chapter 15: How can
people understand and build on their strengths? Top Business Psychology
models: 50 transforming ideas for leaders, consultants, and coaches.
London: Kogan Page.
Rath, T. (2007). Strengths Finder 2.0. New York:
Gallup Press.

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