Leadership Portfolio Reflective Paper

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Leadership Portfolio Reflective Paper

Now that you have completed all of the Leadership Questionnaires, you should have an idea of the type of leader you are and the type you would like to become.

Write a reflective essay that addresses the expectations below. Use specific experiences from work, volunteering, or community life to illustrate your points. The paper should be 2–3 pages (not including title and reference pages).

Reflection Expectations:

  • Introduction: Introduction and purpose of the paper
  • Leadership Approach: Choose at least one leadership approach from the book that you would like to use to assess yourself as a leader. By “leadership approach,” we are referring to the approaches defined in each chapter in the text book (e.g., trait approach, skills approach, style approach). Describe yourself as a leader using this approach.
  • Strengths and Weaknesses: Looking at your leadership capabilities overall, what do you believe are your greatest strengths and weaknesses as a leader?
  • Leadership Plan: Based on your overall review of your leadership approach, what things would you like to do to improve your leadership abilities? What steps will you take to make that happen
  • Summary: Summarize the main points of the paper.

Support your reflection with citations from sources that you have learned about throughout this course. The textbook is expected to be the primary resource to support your reflection, but you may include other scholarly sources that you have encountered during your research.

Your paper should use the following headings:

  • Introduction
  • Leadership Approach
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Leadership Plan
  • Summary

Paper Specifics:

  • Paper must be 2–3 pages long (not including title and references pages)
  • Use current APA Style format.

Please note: Upon submission, you only need to submit your leadership reflection paper. You do not need to submit your questionnaires.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Week 8 Assignment: Reflection Essay

The purpose of this assignment it to provide the student with an opportunity to reflect on selected course and program outcomes.

Course Outcomes: #5 Identify the impact of specific diseases upon the U.S. population and globally.

Program Outcomes: #5 Demonstrate critical thinking skills by descriptively analyzing complex issues and interpreting diverse perspectives in order to make conclusive, ethical, and defensible decisions.

Due Date: Submit to the assignment folder by Sunday, 11:59 pm PST of Week 8 as directed.


  • Reflect on the course assignments, readings, quizzes, Rounds, and discussions you have completed and write a short essay describing how you will apply concepts learned in the course as a nurse in order to reduce the global impact of such diseases.
  • Submit as an APA formatted paper consisting of at least 300 words, but no more than 600 words not including the title and reference pages.
  • Use the following headings: Introduction, Reflection, Conclusion.