Individual Essay Paper
Please create a brief three page double spaced paper describing some of your strengths, career and
personal career related goals (three to five year plan). In your paper, please make sure that you cover
Your Name and Identification on Cover Page. On the cover page of your essay, include your name
and the type of work you do and geographical area in which you live. Statement: “Submitted in Partial
Fulfillment of MAN 6245”, Date (The cover page does not count as one of the three pages of the
report). A personal picture would also help.
Personal Principles and Values: It is said that personal principles may cause one pain, but if not
followed one’s sense of integrity may be eroded. What personal principles do you hold that you must
live by? Review key principles or values that are important to you and that drive you in life. “What
values do you want to demonstrate as you interact with others through your work and at home?” “To
what extent is there congruence in the work that you do and the principles you hold to be important?”
You need not answer each of these questions, but they may trigger a reflection on your core principles
and values and how they may guide you as you go forward in your career.
Social Background. Key facts about your early role models and socialization experiences, and social
status, and biases that have had a significant impact on what you have chosen to become. How might
these influences affect your career aspirations?
Strengths Assessment: Provide an overview of your personal strengths as revealed per information generated
by the Work Preference Indicator (taken during the Orientation to the CMBA program), and the Strengths
Finder, plus at least one other assessment tools identified in Weeks #1 and #2, such as the Big Five Assessment
and the MBTI you may have taken prior to this course or the like, as well as any others you view to be relevant.
Note: Your paper should include direct feedback from the Work Preference Indicator and the Strengths
Finder assessments plus at least one other assessment you choose to include. Should you wish to learn more
about yourself you are encouraged to go to the following URL (at no cost) to identify your RIASEC and MBTI
RIASEC: http://searchforfulfillment.com/QUIZZES/CAREER/VocType.html :
The Big Five: http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/
For those who are project leaders, team leaders, supervisors or managers, you are also invited to take
the Leadership Effectiveness Assessment (LEA), a 3600
assessment offered to those interested by the
professor, at no cost.