Explain the importance of self- awareness and emotional intelligence, and analyse its impact on professional competencies b) Integrate strategies to effectively interact with others in a diverse professional context c) Identify and reflect on own strengths and their application in the business context d) Reflect on feedback to identify opportunities for self improvement and professional development

Explain the importance of self- awareness and emotional intelligence, and analyse its impact on professional competencies b) Integrate strategies to effectively interact with others in a diverse professional context c) Identify and reflect on own strengths and their application in the business context d) Reflect on feedback to identify opportunities for self improvement and professional development

Context
As you now know, a key to self-directed learning is reflection. Reflection enables the ability to
examine situations in order to better understand the surrounding context and identify potential
improvements for the future. This assessment task builds on assessment 1 and aims to develop your
awareness and reflective learning ability while also assessing your understanding of your Gallup
Strengths identified in module 3. As with assessment 1, your journal entry must be written in the
first person and you should try to be as open and honest with yourself as you can.
Please also visit the Academic Skills blackboard page for an overview of reflective writing in higher
education: https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&content_id
=_2498857_1&mode=reset
Instructions
This assessment task requires you to do the following:
1. Read and watch the learning resources in module 3
2. Complete the Clifton Strengths Finder Survey by Gallup (learning activity 3.1)
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3. Attend a group coaching session with your Gallup Strengths Coach
4. Compose your reflective journal entry addressing the questions listed below
5. Include a screenshot of your Gallup Strengths results in your paper
6. Identify theoretical concepts reviewed in module 3 that support your ideas
7. Include at least three academic references to the module 3 learning resources, to support
your ideas
8. Follow the APA 6th edition style of referencing to cite your academic resources and provide
your reference list
9. Include the time and date of your coaching session and your coach’s name at the end of
your reference list.
Guiding questions
1. What did you learn about yourself from your Clifton Strengths Survey and your group
coaching session with your Success Coach?
2. Were you surprised by any of your Top 5 talents (signature themes)? Why?
3. When you read your Top 5 talents, was there one or more you immediately resonated with?
Which one/s? Why?
4. How will this improved understanding of your talents/strengths apply to your professional
development?
5. What do you think the greatest challenges for you will be in reaching your career goals?; and
what Talent from your Top 5 could you draw on to assist you?
Submission Instructions
Submit your Reflective Journal 2: Gallup Strengths via the Assessment link in the main navigation
menu in BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations. The learning facilitator will provide
feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
The Learning Rubric below is your guide to how your assessment task will be marked. Please be sure
to check this rubric very carefully before submission.
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Learning Rubric: Assessment 2- Reflective J

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