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Mba Pre-Assessment and Personal Essay

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MBA Pre-Assessment and personal Essay

In completing and reviewing the MBA pre-program assessments obtained from various instruments from the Prentice Hall Self Assessment Library by Stephen Robin, I have learned the following about myself:

1. In the "What is my basic personality?" The "Five-Factor model personality" test, show me that I tend to be more introverted. My agreeableness score was moderate, but I value harmony more than having my say or way on issues. My Conscientiousness was very high, with a total of 15 points. It shows that I can develop higher levels of job knowledge, and therefore, higher levels of job performance. My emotional stability scores were moderate with a total of 10 points. And, my openness to experience was also moderate for a total of 7 points.

2. In taking the "What's My Jungian 16-type personality" assessment, my four-letter personality classification turned out to be "ENTP." This indication, points out that, I have an innovative, individualistic, versatile, and entrepreneurial personality. I may excel as an entrepreneur, or as an ad executive among other possible careers. But most important, it can help me understand my strengths, or weaknesses, which can later help me in making successful career decisions.

3. In the Instrument "Am I a Type-A?" After scoring my questionnaire, it showed that I have type B+ personality. In working in the hospital environment, I have to deal extremely stressful circumstances. I have gradually learned to be patient, friendly, and developed a relax manner during every day events, and during moments of crisis. I found out that by cultivating these traits, I can be calm and concentrated on my duties, and keep my composure during moments of crisis. Also, it has helped me to increase communication with my co-workers and patients.

4. In the instrument "How do I handle Ambiguity? I have a fair tolerance for ambiguity. Sometimes I tend to over analyze certain unclear-situations. When I do this, I end up concentrating on all the possible negative outcomes. Instead I should be concentrating on all possible opportunities, and all the possible positive benefits that an ambiguous situation can bring to the table.

5. In the assessment "How creative Am I?" The score range was between negative 12 to a positive 18. My score was 9. And because my scores are moderate in this instrument, it might hinder me from seeing problems in different perspectives.

6. In the instrument "What's my leadership style," I learned that the best leaders are the ones that can balance their task and/or people orientation skills in their leadership style. To me, this has been a hard skill to learn. The first time I became a supervisor I was too "task" orientated. I could get the employees to get the job done. But my constant micromanaging of the situation eventually caused resentment and anger in my staff. But then if I became too "people" orientated, the employees like me, but eventually it became extremely hard to ensure that the departments kept its productivity level high.

7. In the exercise "How good am I at building and leading teams?" throughout my career experiences, I can honestly say that I don't have experience in building a leading team. I think I'm going to enjoy developing these skills

8. In the instrument "How well do I respond to turbulent change?" My overall score was 108. The author suggests an "average score" is to be 78. And that If your score was over 100, you seem to be accepting the "new" workplace fairly well. I have learned that in some instances, it is still difficult for me to deal with turbulent circumstances, I find it enthralling that some individuals thrive in that environment.

9. In the exercise "What's my decision-making style?" I learned that I tend to make my decisions in a more "rational" manner, instead of an "intuitive" way. The study shows that a manager should be more flexible in how you approach these decisions.

10. In the instrument "What's my emotional intelligence score?" My Emotional Intelligence (EI) questionnaire examined my five basic dimensions that encompass emotional intelligence. These where; myself-awareness, myself-management, myself motivation, myself empathy, and my social skills. According to the score interpretation, a score of 40 or higher suggest a high EI. My total score for this instrument was 30. To me, my score results were moderately low. And that, Emotional intelligence is a predictive of performance in jobs such as sales and management where success is as dependent on interpersonal skills as technical ability. People with low EI will have a great difficulty in carrying out these jobs. Although Emotional Intelligence is genetic, a person can study to improve these scores.

The following is what I feel to be my personal strengths;

1. My "Conscientiousness" scores were very high. I consider myself to be



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