Question 1: Developing a willingness and ability to engage in self-reflection is a critical leadership skill that is not easily learned, yet which reaps many rewards. The Clearer Thinking rationality test enables you to examine your unique way of thinking and how it influences your behaviour.
Question 2: Write a three to a five-page paper examining and explaining your rationality test results. Make sure to comply with the grading rubric provided. The required page count does not include the title page or table of contents. Hint: The table of contents should include the four topics in the grading rubric
Question 3: Identify your thinking styles: What are your “primary” (highest percentile score) and “backup” (second highest percentile) personal thinking styles? Discuss how your primary and backup personal styles are manifested in your life and work. Using the style interpretations in the rationality test, describe the styles and give your perceptions about the results. Do you agree or disagree with them and why? What is your limiting (lowest percentile score) thinking style? How is this limiting your professional effectiveness? What can you do to nurture this style?
Question 4: What impact do your personal styles have on your management style? Explore and assess the impact of your styles on your effectiveness as a manager in terms of the four functions of management, listed below.
Question 5: Critically evaluate and explain how you developed the thinking styles that were revealed in your rationality test. What role, for example, did family relationships, school, organizational memberships, culture, and so forth, have in shaping your personal style?