There are many different ways to be smart. Howard Gardners theory of multiple intelligences challenges the traditional view that intelligence is a unitary capacity. Gardner proposes that there are at least 8 intelligences that can be identified and they influence how we learn, think, and interact.
Your leadership style is influenced by your own multiple intelligences. Gaining self-awareness of your own multiple intelligences can help you motivate and influence others more effectively.
What are your key multiple intelligences? You can find out by answering a few simple questions in the Multiple Intelligences Survey (when you complete the questionnaire, you will see your results on a chart; the larger the bar, the greater your strength).
PART 1: Complete the Multiple Intelligences Survey (Please note the survey included within this assessment might not be supported on your mobile device).
PART 2: Visit Howard Gardners official website and review The Components of Multiple Intelligences to learn more (read the brief description of each one).
PART 3 : Write a 500-word reflection essay in which you discuss your top 2 or 3 strengths, as well as 2 areas you wish to improve upon, as identified by the survey.
There should be 4 aspects to your response:
Identify your top 2-3 strengths. Explain why or how you think each of these is a strength for you and how the strength affects your professional and/or personal life.
Next, focus on 2 areas from the survey that you would like to improve upon. Explain why or how you think each of these areas may be a weakness for you and how the weakness affects your professional and/or personal life.
Discuss a plan of action for improving upon these 2 potential weaknesses, including specific examples of steps you would take, as well as your desired results.
Explain how these improvements will be useful to your organization/workplace/community, citing 2 examples.