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Module 8 Outline

Your presentation and speech should describe your journey and what you learned about yourself
as a leader. Include an experience from your first course, and share your future plans. Consider
the individuals who helped you achieve this goal. Who do you want to be? This project is your
1. Start by preparing an outline of your story.
Consider some of the module topics in this course section headings (topics) for your outline and
should include at least five topic areas.
Module 1 Your use of time management personally and professionally
Module 2 Your traits of leadership
Module 3 Your power to influence
Module 4 Your leadership style
Module 5 Your use ethical communication to influence
2. Prepare your written speech addressing all the topics identified in your outline. Your speech
will be prepared in APA format with citations and references, as required.
Consider what you would like to say to your colleagues, CSU-Global faculty, friends, and family
as you look back on your journey.
Describe who you want to be as you look forward on your journey.
• Are we submitting our outline separately?
Can I use ‘I’ because it is MY journey and my experience?
Still third person?
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Does the Outline count towards the word count?
Dose the in text citation count towards word count?
Is there a specific type of Outline to use?
Module 1: Personal and professional Time Management
* Switch tasking vs Multitasking
* Gathering Points
* Incorporating Email for scheduling
Module 2: Assessing Traits of Leadership
* Strength, Driver Two Focus, Weakness Driver Three Speed
* How I have strengthened my Speed
* Challenge I have overcome, self-confidence by
Module 3: Understanding Your Power to Influence
* Significant Positive influence is my mother
* Influence specifics that have helped for towards my success
* How I have continued positively influencing others, inspire, integrity
Module 4: Understanding Your Leadership Style
* Democratic leadership style fits me
* Autocratic Leadership style too strict not good outcome
* I’ve noticed and have used styles from all 5 leaderships to become successful
Module 5: Role of Ethical Communication and Influence in Leadership
* Identifying two principles that stand out to myself
* Why their important within my career
* How they help the success of my career.
• Future plans are to become an assistant manager prior to becoming a Manager in HR
• My mother, husband, classmate’s stories
• Human Resources Manager
Commencement Presentation
Believe in yourself and others will believe in you too (Joseph, 2012). With the knowledge
of this information it fed my way, succeeding and accomplishing a vast goal of mine, earning my
bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and management. My journey here at Colorado
State University-Global has been extraordinary, the skills and traits that I have gained, helped me
increase the confidence and knowledge I need to become a Human Resource Manager. Along the
way, I have had great support of the teachers, classmates and family. CSU Global is a great
university where anyone looking to pursue education can gain the effective skills and knowledge
needed to earn a degree. The journey throughout my success here with CSU Global embraces
five qualities that I have taken away from a few courses. They are, Personal and professional
Time Management, Assessing Traits of Leadership, Understanding Your Power to Influence,
Understanding Your Leadership Style and Role of Ethical Communication and Influence in
Five Qualities
When I first started here at CSU Global one of the most important skills learned was how
to manage time more efficiently both professionally and personally. Learning the difference
between switch tasking and multitasking was valuable, as it showed how some may verify doing
multiple activities at once was sufficient, actually was taking more time to complete those tasks
throughout the day (Crenshaw, 2018). One important aspect from this experience was
understanding gathering points, limiting places to consolidate and process tasks to be more
productive throughout the day (Crenshaw, 2018). For example, before learning of these lessons, I
used to have many gathering points throughout my house. I used to place paperwork that needed
to be filed on my counter, on my dresser, on and in my filing cabinet. I would lose track of
important documents and forget about most of them and I never made the time to file any of it.
Once I understood the gathering points discussed in this course, I incorporated the email
gathering point for scheduling tasks throughout my daily routine (Crenshaw, 2018). Using email
is one of the six gathering points that has helped schedule the correct amount of time to complete
tasks, and make sure it can be completed without being interrupted (Crenshaw, 2018).
Furthermore, these gathering points, can be incorporated both in a professional and personal life.
Assessing Traits of Leadership
Next, I participated in a self-assessment which helped me understand where my strengths
and weaknesses were in the New Drivers of Leadership Casse (2014). The strength I had was
with Driver two-focus, and the weakness was with Driver three-speed. With the knowledge of
these drivers it helped me to understand what skills as a leader I needed to work on. Speed being
my weakness, I knew that this was something I needed to work on attentively. I was not
accomplishing certain tasks, such as registering patients as quickly as colleagues who had been
in the position longer than I. Of course, it was important that I did things in a timely manner, but
to be more accurate took top priority over how quickly I registered each patient. The speed
eventually came with the more time I spent in each of the roles, and that was alright because I
was applying the skills I had to complete the task at hand accurately and precisely every day.
Additionally, I became more confident within my roles as a Patient Access Registrar in the
emergency department. Applying my strength, Driver two-focus, it helped me stay focused and
disregard any distractions while completing tasks throughout my day.
Understanding Your Power to Influence
Along my journey here at CSU Global, I was grateful enough to have had the positive
influence of my mother to help me progress and succeed in earning my bachelor’s degree. In
Ullmen (2017) video, he introduces the Power Thank-You Method; "Thank someone for a
specific act, Acknowledge the effort, and Express the difference in your life as a result." My
mother is a very important person who I would identify the Power Thank-You Methods towards
(Ullmen, 2017). With my mother's actions throughout my childhood and into my young adult
life, I can proudly say that I have learned the means of success and motherhood because of her.
She continues to be caring, loving, supportive and encouraging towards my professional and
personal life decisions. Witnessing her raise three children alone and become a strong
independent mother is what continues to inspire me both in my career and as a mother myself.
Going forward, I hope to inspire not only other young adults around me but also my three
children. As mentioned in the video, "Influence isn't just about getting our way, it's about earning
our way into the hearts and minds of people to make things better" (Ullmen, 2017). I want to
embrace and encourage my children to achieve their goals, never give up, and to remember it is
okay to ask for help. It is important that they not only hear me embrace them throughout life but
to also lead by example.
Understanding You Leadership Style
While becoming a leader, it was essential to understand the type of leadership I
possessed. Gale (2019) presents five different types of leadership styles, and they are:
democratic, servant, transactional, strategic, and autocratic. After taking the assessment, I was
able to identify my leadership style as democratic. Democratic leadership style demonstrates a
leader who involves their team more than others, and the performance rate is much higher. As a
democratic leader, I too, am able to see a higher performance rate within our team. I am always
respectful and encouraging of our team. I ask the opinions and ideas of others before making
certain types of decisions or before achieving a goal within the office. I also feel as if our team is
more motivated throughout their workday and that we strive to do more and even take on other
jobs to help when needed. The office overall with this type of leadership seems more rewarding,
not only for our team but for myself as well.
In my experiences throughout my prior careers, I have come across the Autocratic
leadership style (Gale, 2019). This leadership style represented more so of a leader who was
stricter and had zero tolerance for errors. Along with that this type of leadership style, usually
doesn’t included the rest of the team members while making decisions throughout the office. The
team members don’t always feel as if they are important or respected as much when a leader
only incorporates this type of leadership style.
I believe to become a successful leader within any career, one must be able to incorporate
all five types of leadership styles. Personally, I’ve noticed that incorporating all types of
leadership styles when necessary has truly helped create a successful higher performing team
within our office.
Role of Ethical Communication and Influence in Leadership
While becoming a successful leader, I have learned of five principles identified in
American Psychological Association (APA), 2017. Two of those principles being integrity and
Respect for People's Rights and Dignity. I find these two principles to stand out and be essential
for anyone whether it be in one’s personal or professional life. These principles are a significant
factor in a leadership role because, without either of these two principles, a leader wouldn't be
upholding their responsibilities.
Integrity is one's ability, to be honest to themselves and others. It also follows the rule of
being accurate and trustworthy. A successful leader needs to have all those skills, not only to be
successful but to build relationships and trust among others around them. I am constantly
demonstrating integrity and building trust among our team. I demonstrate this within my actions
around the office, and with any advice I may give them as well. I hope to inspire the rest of our
team to be positive influencers and embrace integrity within themselves as well.
Respect for People's Rights and Dignity is crucial when becoming a leader. APA (2017)
argues that "Psychologists respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of
individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination" (para.5). All leaders need to take
the information of others seriously, too, because they may have access to information that should
be confidential and kept private. Leaders should respect an individual's self-worth, regardless of
one's background and differences. I, also, continue to demonstrate this both in my personal and
professional life by respecting others differences and learning new ideas from others. I believe
everyone can learn from others regardless of their position or social status in life.
These two principles play a vital role within my position as a Patient Access Registrar
and my future position as a manager on daily basis’s, whether I am in the office around
colleagues, interacting with previous or prior patients or even when it comes to potentially hiring
new employees. It allows others to trust and follow my lead when given direction. All
individuals deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, it makes for a healthier work
environment, along with a brighter personal life, too.
Ultimately, believing within myself and gaining self-confidence has helped me achieve
my bachelor’s degree here at CSU Global. Along with the support and influences of my family,
teachers and students here at CSU, it has made my time here very valuable. The five qualities,
Personal and professional Time Management, Assessing Traits of Leadership, Understanding
Your Power to Influence, Understanding Your Leadership Style and Role of Ethical
Communication and Influence in Leadership are skills that I will continue to apply throughout
my professional and personal life. My future plans are to become an assistant manager prior to
becoming a Human Resources Manager, so that way I can absorb and learn where and when to
apply my skills to help me become successful in my career.
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