Gardner’s Five Minds

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    Overview

    In 4–5 pages, explain the meaning of Gardner’s five minds, analyze personal competence in the five minds, and explain why the five minds are essential qualities for a global leader. Analyze a selected leadership theory or model in terms of alignment to Gardner’s five minds.Note: Creating a global leadership development plan requires specific thought processes. The assessments in this course are presented in a specific sequence and must be completed in order.SHOW MORE

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    Context

    Read the Assessment 1 Context document.

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    Questions to Consider

    As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.SHOW MORE

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    Resources

    Required Resources

    The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

    Capella University Library Resources
    • Gardner, H. (2008). The five minds for the future. Schools: Studies in Education, 5(1/2), 17–24. This article is the basis for Assessment 1.

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  • Assessment Instructions

    In order to develop a global leadership plan and be a true leader in the global arena, you must know your own strengths and weaknesses with respect to the level of your leadership competencies. This assessment will help you evaluate your level of competence related to Gardner’s Five Minds of Leadership, and will be helpful when you create your global leadership development plan.

    Preparation

    Be sure you read and reference the Gardner article linked in the Required Resources section of this assessment. You will also need to do your own research on Gardner’s Five Minds concept and its implications for the future. Search the Capella University Library and the Internet for scholarly articles on the application of this concept. You will need at least three additional resources to support your work in this assessment.In addition, select one of the following theories or models to research and use in this assessment:

    • Trait approach.
    • Skills approach.
    • Situational approach.
    • Path-goal theory.
    • Leader-member exchange theory.
    • Transformational leadership.

    Organize this assessment logically, using headings and sub-headings appropriately. Include a title page and reference page, and follow APA guidelines for all citations and references.

    Requirements

    For this assessment, complete the following:

    • Explain the meaning of each of Gardner’s Five Minds.
    • Analyze your own level of competency in each of the Five Minds.
      • Describe your experience in each of the Five Minds.
      • Determine your strengths and weaknesses in each of the Five Minds.
      • Explain how you can develop and improve your Five Minds.
    • Analyze the theory or model you selected in terms of how well it aligns with Gardner’s Five Minds.
      • Briefly explain the theory or model you selected.
      • Explain how the theory or model aligns (or does not align) with Gardner’s Five Minds.
    • Explain why Gardner’s Five Minds are essential qualities for a global leader.

    Additional Requirements

    • Include a title page and reference page.
    • Number of pages: 4–5, not including title page and reference page.
    • Number of resources: At least 3 in addition to the Gardner article.
    • APA format for citations and references.
    • Times New Roman font, 12 point.
    • Double-spaced.
    Gardner’s Five Minds Scoring Guide

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SCORING MATRIX:

Gardner’s Five Minds Scoring Guide

CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Explain the meaning of the Five Minds of Leadership. Does not explain the meaning of the Five Minds of Leadership. Lists the characteristics of the Five Minds of Leadership. Explains the meaning of the Five Minds of Leadership. Explains the meaning of the Five Minds of Leadership from a global business perspective.
Analyze personal competency in the Five Minds of Leadership. Does not analyze personal competency in the Five Minds of Leadership. Describes personal competency in the Five Minds of Leadership. Analyzes personal competency in the Five Minds of Leadership. Analyzes personal competency in the Five Minds of Leadership and provides well-supported strategies for improvement.
Analyze a leadership theory or model in terms of alignment to the Five Minds concept. Does not analyze a leadership theory or model in terms of alignment to the Five Minds concept. Explains a leadership theory or model. Analyzes a leadership theory or model in terms of alignment to the Five Minds concept. Analyzes a leadership theory or model in terms of alignment to the Five Minds concept and explains how the theory or model supports sound global leadership.
Explain why the Five Minds are essential qualities for a global leader. Does not explain why the Five Minds are essential qualities for a global leader. Explains why the Five Minds are essential leadership qualities but the explanation is missing key elements. Explains why the Five Minds are essential qualities for a global leader. Explains why the Five Minds are essential qualities for a global leader and how the qualities can help an effective leader take an organization into the future.
Correctly format citations and references using current APA style. Does not correctly format citations and references using current APA style. Uses current APA to format citations and references but with numerous errors. Correctly formats citations and references using current APA style with few errors. Correctly formats citations and references using current APA style with no errors.
Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, and/or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
 
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