Rationality Test

Rationality Test Guidelines

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 behavior.

Your Assignment

Complete (on your own) any thinking rationality test that you find online. There are several free assessments such as:

  • https://www.thelearningweb.net/personalthink.html
  • https://www.clearerthinking.org/single-post/2016/11/08/Whats-your-thinking-style-This-logic-test-can-identify-your-mental-strengths-and-weaknesses
  • https://psychologia.co/types-of-thinking/

Write a three to 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.

Rationality Test Interpretations

At the end of the test, it will give you an explanation of your thinking style. You will then analyze and interpret how this affects your management style. Some test even email you your results.

SectionPointsDescriptionTitle Page Title of your applied research paper, your name, course number and title, name of professor, and date.Personal Thinking Styles15

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?

Impact on Management Style15

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.

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Leading
  • Controlling

If you are currently not a manager, assume you are and predict your effectiveness as such.

Genesis of Personal Style10Critically 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?Conclusion and Reflection10

Think about your rationality test results and your responses to the above questions. Summarize any concluding comments. Close your paper with a statement of at least one question or goal you hope your work in MGMT591 will help you to address and comment with a few sentences to describe the value of this exercise to your personal and professional development.

Good luck with the exercise!

Article Critiques

This assignment provides you with an opportunity to analyze a real-world,    peer-reviewed psychology journal article. You should find an article containing    research that examines motivation, emotion, and social psychology. 

Begin by visiting the CSU Online Library to locate and choose a journal    article in which motivation and emotion are viewed under the lens of social    psychology. The article must be peer-reviewed and should be no older than 7    years.

Once you have chosen your article, you will write an article critique that    addresses the following elements.

  • Explain the research methodology that was used in the study.
  • Discuss social factors that influence people or groups to conform to the         actions of others.
  • Indicate how behaviors and motivation are impacted by the presence of         others.
  • Indicate the structures of the brain that are involved in emotion and         motivation. 
  • Examine the article’s generalizability to various areas of       psychology.

In addition, your article critique should clearly identify the article’s    premise and present an insightful and thorough analysis with strong arguments    and evidence. You should present your own informed and substantiated opinion on    the article’s content. You must use at least one source in addition to your    chosen article to support your analysis and opinion. 

Your article critique must be a minimum of two pages in length, not including   the title and reference pages. All sources used must be properly cited. Your    article critique, including all references, must be formatted in APA style.

You may view the following CSU Writing Center tutorial Article Critiques for   assistance in writing an article   critique.

Recruitment Of Employees

Let’s begin our discussion on recruitment by using a fact pattern from a litigated case. Cone Mills Corporation had several recruiting procedures that gave preferential treatment to applicants who either had family members or friends working for the company. One of these procedures was to give priority to applicants who had family members employed by the company. The other procedure entailed having an unwritten policy that walk-in applicants had to have renewed every two weeks. This created a situation where only those walk-in applicants who had friends or family in the company would renew their applications because they would be the only ones informed of the informal rule, which was not presented in any manual or policy. These recruiting procedures were challenged as being discriminatory towards blacks in general, especially black women, because the informal network responsible for recruiting new employees was unavailable to them. The company claimed that the procedures were not designated to be discriminatory, but rather, to create a loyal family atmosphere within the plant (Lea v. Cone Mills Corp., 3001 F. Supp. 97).

Should employers be able to recruit through employee referrals and word-of-mouth? Does the law allow for such a recruitment technique? What specific restrictions does Title VII place on an employer’s ability to recruit and hire? As part of this discussion, refer to the cases of EEOC v. Chicago Miniature Lamp Works and EEOC v. Consolidated Service System in Chapter 4.

Analysis Of Your Leader

This week you will apply your knowledge of emotional intelligence to further assess your leader’s EQ. In this discussion, assess the “mood” of this leader and also assess the level of emotional intelligence of the leader by applying the analysis on pages 115 – 119 of the textbook. (Chapter 4)

Be sure to use actual examples from the literature and cite your sources appropriately. Be sure to include extensive research outside the textbook and also to cite the textbook correctly including page numbers. You are expected to use at least two academic or business sources other than your textbook each week.

Be sure your first post each week directly addresses the prompt above. Your remaining posts should continue to further the depth and breadth of the discussion by responding to your