Leadership maps are a valuable reflective tool for emerging leaders.

Leadership maps are a valuable reflective tool for emerging leaders. They help leaders develop self-awareness and a growth mindset while revealing areas of opportunity for improvement. In this assignment, you will review the results of the self-assessments you’ve completed throughout the course as well as reflect on your perceptions and biases. Then, you will create a leadership map using a presentation tool of your choice. Your leadership map will also help you complete Project Two, due in Module Eight.


Use a visual presentation tool of your choice to create a map of the traits, skills, and strengths and weaknesses you have identified about yourself as a leader. You are encouraged to use the results from course resource assessments, such as the Big Five assessment, to guide your reflections.

Use the example below to see what a leadership map might look like.

An infographic depicting the various factors influencing the leadership skills. The term "My Leadership" is positioned at the center surrounded by four skills - Career Goals, Personal Traits, Communication Skills, and Leadership Style. The various branching factors for each of these four skills as inferred from the chart are as follows:. Career Goals - Become a charismatic leader, Become an entrepreneur, and Focus on social media marketing; Personality Traits - Open, Introvert, Agreeable, Usually stable under stress, and Highly conscientious; Communication Skills - Excellent written skills, Fear of public speaking, Avoids conflict, and Active listener; Leadership Style - Servant Leader and Democratic.

A text-only version is available: Leadership Map Example Text-Only Version Word Document.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  • Personality Traits: List your key leadership personality traits based on self-reflections and relevant assessment results from course resources.
  • Communication Skills: Identify strengths and weaknesses in your communication skills.
  • Leadership Style: Identify the leadership styles or approaches you relate to most closely.
  • Career Goals and Development: Identify your professional goals and opportunities for career and leadership development.

Guidelines for Submission

Submit your visual map as a PDF file. You may use the tool of your choice to design your leadership map. Example tools to consider using include the following:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Prezi
  • Canva
  • Visio

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