Essays on A Need of Having a Difficult Conversation Assignment

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The paper "A Need of Having a Difficult Conversation" is a wonderful example of an assignment on management. The main purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate how my behaviors impact on my approach to management. This paper will show that I am aware of my behavior and the relevance of that knowledge to management. It will also demonstrate my understanding of management roles in relation to working with and supervising others. This paper will provide a basis for practical and theoretical advances in understanding as well as managing difficult conversations. It will be useful in making comparisons with previous research results on the same topic and thereby making necessary recommendations to ensure effective management. 1.2 Scope This report specifically focuses on having difficult conversations and how to give effective feedback.

It does not cover the other aspect of management. 1.3 Methodology The report in this paper results from content knowledge gained throughout the unit, observation on how organizational leaders run their firms and literature review from different texts as well as reviews on journals focusing on the same topic. 1.4 Limitations The major limitation of this reflective report is that it is purely based on academic knowledge and observation and not from personal experience. 2.

Context Results of online personality tests 2.1 Jung Typology Test (human metrics 2016) First completed at the beginning of the semester Result: ESFP Extravert (9%)    Sensing (22%)    Feeling (22%)    Perceiving (22%) I have a slight preference for extraversion over Introversion (9%) I have a slight  preference of Sensing over Intuition (22%) I have a slight  preference of Feeling over Thinking (22%) I have a slight preference of Perceiving over Judging over (22%) Second test completed at the end of the semester Result: ESTP or ESFP Extravert (44%)  Sensing (56 %)    Thinking (1%)    Perceiving (41%) I have more preference of Extraversion over Introversion (44%) I have a distinct preference of Sensing over intuition (56%) I have  marginal or no  preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%) I have more  preference of Perceiving over Judging over (41%) From the results, there is a significant difference between the results of the beginning of the semester and the end of the semester results.

In my opinion, the end of semester results captures my personality best.

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