In Developing Your Innate Abilities: Experiencing Assessment Center Exercises, students learn a great deal about:
- themselves, by first completing a self-evaluation questionnaire.
- the importance of developing one’s innate abilities.
- a brief history of the assessment center process.
- several universal abilities that are important to be successful at work, in social situations and in life.
- some seminal research findings about the different abilities.
- emotional intelligence.
- how abilities can be measured to an extent by reading scenarios, subordinate counseling exercise, and an in-basket exercise by answering multiple-choice questions.
- why note-taking when reading scenarios and exercises will help one to later demonstrate their innate abilities.
- examples of when and how the abilities (weak or strong) were used.
- about oneself by rereviewing the self-evaluation exercise and reflecting on the extent to which one’s abilities have been improved.
About the Author
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Planning and Organizing
Chapter 3 – Problem Analysis/Problem-Solving
Chapter 4 – Judgment
Chapter 5 – Decision-Making
Chapter 6 – Dealing with People/Interpersonal and Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 7 – Adaptability
Chapter 8 – Workplace Scenarios—How Would You Handle?
Chapter 9 – A Subordinate Counseling Exercise
Chapter 10 – Generic Management In-Basket Exercise
Chapter 11 – Reader’s Feedback, Workplace Experiences, and What They Learned
Chapter 12 – A Model to Respect on and Use
Appendix – List of Universal Abilities
Innate Ability Definitions—Self-Evaluation Exercise
Answers to Quiz Questions