Career Planning Based on Brain Dominance and Thinking Styles

3 assignment

Assessment1 Self-Assessment

Complete the “Career Planning Based on Brain Dominance and Thinking Styles” self-inventory and consult the list of careers best suited to your primary thinking style.  Then post a new thread to this discussion board that addresses the following:

· What were your scores in each of the four modes?

· Based on the numerical scores you received, what is your primary thinking style?  What is your secondary preference?

· According to the self-assessment, what are the characteristics associated with your primary thinking style?  Do you agree or disagree with these characteristics?  Explain.

· What are some of the career choices suited to your thinking style?  Would you be interested in pursuing any of these careers?  Why or why not?

· Are there any careers listed for which you know you are not suited?  Explain.

This posting, consisting of a minimum of 4 full paragraphs(at least 500), must include chapter ideas and concepts to support your answers.  Please make certain to cite any outside sources used.

Example

Career Planning Based on Brain Dominance and Thinking Styles

My scores in each of the four modes were as follows:

Total points for A: 66 (primarily represent the left-brain mode)

Total points for B: 62 (primarily represent the right-brain mode)

Total points for C: 61 (primarily represent the right-brain mode)

Total points for D: 61 (primarily represent the left-brain mode)

Based on the numerical scores I received, my primary thinking style is A (left brain). Left brain thinkers are logical, use reasoning, serious, knowledgable, and organized. My secondary preference is B (right brain). Right brain thinkers are imaginative, creative, insightful, intuitive, humorous and playful.

According to the self-assessment, the characteristics associated with my primary thinking style are problem solving attributes of people who are characterized as analytical, logical, rational, and critical and who are talented in technical or quantitative areas. I would agree with this assessment. I love order and organization. I enjoy planning. Every January, my husband and I will hold a goals meeting and strategize all the items we want to acquire or accomplish for the year. At this time, we also assess what we accomplished last year and what we didn’t and find out why we didn’t and move that item to this year. We also assess our goals for 5 and 10 years. We also have a goals meeting with our kids and create story boards. They cut out pictures from magazines and paste them on poster board and write out what they want and how they are going to obtain it over the next year. They create SMART goals for themselves. I think this creates vision for them and helps to makes their individual goals more realistic.

Some of the career choices suited to my thinking style are personnel/ organizational, development, entrepreneurship, and marketing/advising. I am interested in all of these career choices and feel I have some experience in these areas with my current job. I enjoy writing business plans and creating action plans for what I want to accomplish for the year. I record monthly goals in a Day-Timer. I have a meeting with my managing broker each year to go over my career goals and do a last year assessment. We strategize what I can be doing better and what items are a waste of time and what things I can do to introduce into my business plan. Currently, I have a land project going on which requires tremendous planning and organizing.

There were a few careers listed that I would not be suited for. I don’t think I would enjoy library science or anything to do with arts and design. I have never been artistic with drawing or painting.

Assessment 2 Legal/Ethical Challenge assignment

Read the Chapter 6 Legal/Ethical Challenge “Should Companies Be Pressured to Recruit Females for Boards of Directors?” on p. 198-199.

Answer the question, “Where do you stand on this issue?” using the options included at the end of the assignment, in a 2-3 page essay (excluding cover page, attachments, etc.), double-spaced, using 12-point font and 1-inch margins.  (at least 600words)_

Keep in mind that, while there are no “absolutely correct” answers for these questions, this is not an opportunity for opinion alone.  Grading will reflect your reasoning and critical thinking skills, your ability to integrate what you have assimilated from material presented in the textbook and other learning materials, the clarity of your response and its appearance.

Please remember that, if your paper integrates information from published sources and/or you build on the work of others, you must be careful not to plagiarize. You can find information about plagiarism at the Plagiarism.org website; a link to this website has been provided under the “Resources” tab in the main menu of the course.  Please also see the rubric posted under the “Resources” tab in the main menu of the course for additional guidelines on grading.  

Assessment 3 M07

Leadership has many forms. Discuss the type of leader  you work best with  and discuss why you enjoy this type of leadership.  Also discuss the type of leadership that you find hardest to work with. Discuss what type of leader you are.  NOW….can leadership be taught or are you born with it?  Defend your answers.

Your initial discussion should be at least 400words.

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