The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a variety of self-assessments to learn more about yourself and identify your assets and weaknesses as a leader. This will assist you in discovering how you can improve your own self-leadership skills.

To begin, explore the conscious capitalism resources provided and conduct additional research on the principle of conscious leadership. 

You will also utilize the data gathered from the following self-assessments provided in the topic Resources:

  1. “The VARK Questionnaire”
  2. Cultural Competency Self-Assessment
  3. “Rokeach Values Survey”

Write a reflection of 1,000 words in which you discuss the following:

  1. Explain the characteristics of conscious leadership as defined by Mackey and Sisodia. Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
  2. Choose two historical management theories and explain their influence on the field of organizational behavior. Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
  3. Describe the importance of self-awareness, self-concept, and emotional intelligence and the role they play in enabling effective conscious leadership and effective self-leadership. Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
  4. Briefly summarize the results of each assessment you completed: “The VARK Questionnaire,” “Cultural Competency Self-Assessment,” and “Rokeach Values Survey,” provided in the topic Resources. In general, do you believe the results represent who you are as a leader? How will the results inspire you to be a conscious leader? Explain.
  5. Briefly, conduct a self-reflection in which you answer the following questions: (a) What insights have you gained about yourself after taking the assessments? (b) How could this knowledge influence your values, attitude toward others, and how you approach new tasks in the workplace? (c) What have you learned about what it takes to lead others or how you respond to the management tactics of others within the workplace? (d) What have you learned about your ability to lead others within the workplace?
  6. Explain the value of analyzing organizational behavior from the individual, group, and organizational perspective. How do your self-assessment results contribute to this? Provide citations to strengthen your claims.

Use a minimum of four scholarly sources to support your analysis and reflection.

Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency Self-Assessment
This resource was adapted from “Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist,” from the Refugee Assistance Program Workers website ( This cultural competency self-assessment will allow you to identify your assets and weaknesses as a leader. By doing so, you will be able to gain insight into how you can improve your own self-leadership skills.

Read each entry in the categories of Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, Physical Environment, Materials, and Resources and Values and Attitudes.

For each entry (row), place a number “1” in the column that corresponds with your selection (Never, Sometimes/Occasionally, Fairly Often/Pretty Well, and Always/Very Well). You will only have one selection per entry (row).
The Excel spreadsheet will tally up your results and provide you with a total for each category.

This self-assessment is not a test and will not have a right or wrong answer. The self-assessment should only be used as a tool to help you identify areas of strength and areas that might need further development.

Categories Descriptions Never Sometimes/ Occassionally Fairly Often/ Pretty Well Always/ Very Well
Value diversity My perspective on human differences is that they are positive and should be celebrated.
Know myself I have a clear and positive viewpoint of my own ethnic, racial, and cultural identity.
Share my culture I have clear awareness and undestanding of the need to be prepared to share my own culture if I desire to learn more about others.
Be aware of discomfort I am aware of personal discomfort when I engage ethnicities, language, sexual orientation, religious, or races outside of my own.
Check my assumptions I am intentionally aware of assumptions I hold true about people from cultures outside of my own.
Check my stereotypes I have personal strategies to counteract harmful stereotypes that arise.
Reflect on how my culture informs my judgment I acknowledge awareness of my cultural perspective and its influence on my judgment as to what is “normal,” appropriate, or “superior” values, behaviors, and communication styles.
Accept ambiguity I can experience anxiety when placed in cross-cultural situations.
Be curious I intentionally place myself in situations and places where I can create relationships and learn about differences.
Awareness Totals 0 0 0 0
Categories Descriptions Never Sometimes/ Occassionally Fairly Often/ Pretty Well Always/ Very Well
Gain from my mistakes I am aware that I will make mistakes. I will also choose to learn from them.
Assess the limits of my knowledge I am aware of limited knowledge of certain cultural groups; however, I am committed to creating opportunities to increase this knowledge.
Acknowledge the importance of difference I am aware that differences in ethnicity, race, and culture are vital parts of an individual’s identity.
Understand the influence of cultures I am aware that cultures can change over time and that an individual’s attachments to cultures can vary from person to person.
Commit to lifelong cultural learning I am commited to being a lifelong learner of cultural competencies and cultural changes.
Know my limitations I am aware of potential gaps in my knowledge and choose to develop and increase my capacity for personal assessment in those areas.
Intercultural and intracultural differences I am aware that intercultural and intracultural differences exist, and I am committed to increasing my awareness response to these differences.
Point of referene to assess appropriate behavior I acknowledge an awareness to culture. All individuals have their own “culture” and I have my own. I choose to regard other points of view, not just my own as a point of reference to assess appropriate and inappropriate behaviors.
Knowledge Totals 0 0 0 0
Categories Descriptions Never Sometimes/ Occassionally Fairly Often/ Pretty Well Always/ Very Well
Situational adaptability I look for opportunities to respectfully engage and interact with others who are different than me.
Cross-cultural communication aptitude I am adept at changing my style of communication to communicate effectively with those whose views and method of communicating is different than mine.
Pursue opportunities to broaden crosscultural skills I look for ways and individuals to challenge me to enhance my cross-cultural skills.
Diversity engagement I actively look for ways to get involved in initiatives that  increase understanding among members of diverse groups.
Cross-cultural respect My behaviors tell others that I respect the cultures and beliefs of others.
Relational adaptability I am adept in relationship building and can easily build relationships with those who are different than me.
Awareness of within-group differences I understand within-group differences and that the behavior of one individual is not generalizable to the entire cultural group.
Skills Totals 0 0 0 0
Categories Descriptions Never Sometimes/ Occassionally Fairly Often/ Pretty Well Always/ Very Well
Physical Environment, Materials, and Resources
Workshpace awareness I include décor in my workspace that is representative of the culture and ethnic backgrounds of my internal and external customers.
Multimedia resource awareness The multimedia resources that I use in my work reflect the culture and ethnic backgrounds of my internal and external customers.
Verbal communication awareness In instances in which I interact with internal and external customers whose English proficiency is limited, I keep in mind that the ability to effectively communicate in English is in no way representative of their ability to effectively communicate in their primary language.
Written communication awareness When possible, I make sure that all written communication is provided in the primary language of internal and external customers.
Physical Environment, Materials, and Resources Totals 0 0 0 0
Categories Descriptions Never Sometimes/ Occassionally Fairly Often/ Pretty Well Always/ Very Well
Values and Attitudes
Personal values awareness I make it a point to not impose my values that are in contrast to those from other cultures or ethnic groups.
Observational awareness When I observe others engaging in behaviors that reflect prejudice, bias, and are culturally insensitive, I intercede.
Value acceptance I accept others even when their values differ from mine.
Diversity skills advancement I seek to improve myself through professional development and training to enhance my knowledge and skills in supporting and serving diverse groups.
Values and Attitudes Totals 0 0 0 0

Rokeach Values Survey

Developed by Milton Rokeach in 1973, the purpose of the Rokeach Values Survey is to classify human values and help individuals better understand what is important to them. Values themselves are not seen, instead one can see the behaviors associated with what people value.

There are two types of values in this survey:

· Terminal Values: Terminal values represent desired end states. Something a person would like to achieve in his/her own lifetime. Examples would be true friendship, mature love, national security, world peace, salvation, a comfortable life. Terminal values are achievable items.

· Instrumental Values: Instrumental values represent “modes of behavior.” In other words, a means of achieving your terminal values. (Think of these values as instruments by which you accomplish your terminal values). Examples include ambition, love, self-control, politeness, honesty, independence. The focus of instrumental values is on acting in a manner to achieve the value.

Complete a Rokeach Values Survey for yourself by ranking the Rokeach values listed in the table below in order of importance. Focus on only one set of values at a time.

· Ranking Terminal Values: Begin by focusing only on the list of terminal values. Select the value that is most important to you. As you go through the list of terminal values, rank each value from most to least importance for you with 1 being most important and 18 being least important to you. Work through the list of terminal values until all terminal values are assigned a ranking.

· Ranking Instrumental Values: When you have finished ranking your terminal values, proceed to the list of instrumental values, and rank each in the same way your terminal values with a ranking of 1 for the most important instrumental value, and 18 for the least important instrumental value.

Once you have completed ranking all 18 terminal values and all 18 instrumental values, make sure to make note of both your top values in each category. You will utilize this data in the Topic 2 Self-Reflection Essay.

Rokeach Values Survey

Terminal Values


Instrumental Values


A World at Peace (Free of War and Conflict)

Ambitious (Hard-Working, Aspiring)

Family Security (Taking Care of Loved Ones)

Broadminded (Open-Minded)

Freedom (Independence, Free Choice)

Capable (Competent, Effective)

Equality (Brotherhood, Equal Opportunity for All)

Cheerful (Lighthearted, Joyful)

Self-Respect (Self-Esteem)

Clean (Neat, Tidy)

Happiness (Contentedness)

Courageous (Standing Up for Your Beliefs)

Wisdom (A Mature Understanding of Life)

Forgiving (Willing to Pardon Others)

National Security (Protection From Attack)

Helpful (Working for The Welfare of Others)

Salvation (Saved, Eternal Life)

Honest (Sincere, Truthful)

True Friendship (Close Companionship)

Imaginative (Daring, Creative)

A Sense of Accomplishment (A Lasting Contribution)

Independent (Self-Reliant, Self Sufficient)

Inner Harmony (Freedom From Inner Conflict)

Intellectual (Intelligent, Reflective)

A Comfortable Life (A Prosperous Life)

Logical (Consistent, Rational)

Mature Love (Sexual and Spiritual Intimacy)

Loving (Affectionate, Tender)

A World of Beauty (Beauty of Nature and the Arts)

Obedient (Dutiful, Respectful)

Pleasure (An Enjoyable Leisurely Life)

Polite (Courteous, Well-Mannered)

Social Recognition (Respect, Admiration)

Responsible (Dependable, Reliable)

An Exciting Life (A Stimulating Active Life)

Self-Controlled (Restrained, Self-Discipline)

This resource was adapted from The Nature of Human Values, by Milton Rokeach, published by The Free Press (1973). Copyright 1973 by The Free Press, a division of Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.



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