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