Assignment 5: Reflection & Projection
Your final paper should include one (1) reflection and one (1) projection (as described below) and be two (2), single-spaced pages.
Add sources where requested.
Below are the Business 303 topics; use these topics in your responses.
Professionalism • Effective Communication • Professional Judgment & Ethical Decision-making • Professional Presentations •
Working in Teams • Highly Functional Teams • Editing for Business Writing • Emotional Intelligence • Giving and Receiving Feedback
Dealing with Difficult People • Resumes • Cover Letters • Job Search Process • Interview Success • Managing Your Online
Presence • Building/Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile • Persuasion • Negotiation • Diversity in the Workplace • Networking and
Relationship Building • Mentoring • Leadership Skills
Describe three lessons or concepts from this course that you feel were the most valuable to you. Be specific about what you learned and why it was meaningful or useful. If you find this difficult, explain why and provide 2-3 specific suggestions for how this course could be improved for future business students.
Overall, did your professional skills grow during this semester? Why or why not?
Describe a time you “failed” in BUS 303 — a time when your action resulted in a disappointing result. What did you learn from that experience, what would you share with future BUS 303 students?
Leadership doesn’t come from your position in the company but from you, period. It comes from the decisions you make that impact your sphere of influence when you’re facing the “frontline” in your life. The frontline is a decision point to act or to avoid, to speak up or to remain silent, to help or to hinder. Leadership is a choice.
— Marjorie Eastman, Expert in Military Leadership
The opportunity to apply leadership principles in our professional activities can be found in many aspects of our role within business.
Opportunities could include making ethical decisions about behavior, providing difficult feedback to a boss or to a team member, supporting the development of others in a positive way, or contributing to the building of a successful team.
Considering how Marjorie Eastman characterizes the concepts of leadership and referring back to the content that was covered in the leadership unit for our class, answer the following questions.
Identify and discuss two leadership skills that a professional in your field should have in order to be successful. Why do you think these leadership skills are necessary?
What leadership skill will be the easiest to incorporate in your professional roles in the future? Explain why? What leadership skill will be the most challenging to incorporate in your professional roles in the future? Explain why?