Developing Your Innate Abilities: Experiencing Assessment Center Exercises

Author(s): Linsey Willis

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2019


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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

Linsey Willis

Dr. Linsey Willis, with more than 39 years of human resources (HR) and management experience, is currently president of L. J. CRAIG & Associates, Inc., a management and organizational consulting fi rm. Her firm’s clients represent a diverse mix of organizations from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Thailand, and Dubai. Linsey serves as an expert witness for attorneys in the employment law and personal industry disciplines. Dr. Willis is also a full-time instructor for Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. She is on the faculty of its Management Department and teaches management and HR undergraduate and graduate courses. She also teaches for the university’s Executive Education Department, leading courses granting HR certification and advanced HR certification.

Dr. Willis holds a doctorate in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree in Forensic Studies from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. She has also earned certification in HR from the Human Resources Certification Institute, which has certified her as a senior human resources professional (SPHR).

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