Rate each of the following scale: MY ANSWERS

1 I am never like this.

2 I am rarely like this.

3 I am sometimes like this.

4 I am often like this.

5 I am always like this.

1. When I have a number of tasks or homework to do, I set priorities and organize the work around deadlines. 12345

2. Most people would describe me as a good listener. 12345

3. When I am deciding on a particular course of action for myself (such as hobbies to pursue, languages to study, which job to take, or special projects to be involved in), I typically consider the long-term (three years or more) implications of what I would choose to do. 12345

4. I prefer technical or quantitative courses rather than those involving literature, psychology, or sociology. 12345

5. When I have a serious disagreement with someone, I hang in there and talk it out until it is completely resolved. 12345

6. When I have a project or assignment, I really get into the details rather than the “big picture” issues. 12345

7. I would rather sit in front of my computer than spend a lot of time with people. 12345

8. I try to include others in activities or discussions. 12345

9. When I take a course, I relate what I am learning to other courses I took or concepts I learned elsewhere. 12345

10. When somebody makes a mistake, I want to correct the person and let her or him know the proper answer or approach. 12345

11. I think it is better to be efficient with my time when talking with someone, rather than worry about the other person’s needs, so that I can get on with my real work. 12345

12. I have a long-term vision of career, family, and other activities and have thought it over carefully. 12345

13. When solving problems, I would much rather analyze some data or statistics than meet with a group of people. 12345

14. When I am working on a group project and someone doesn’t pull a fair share of the load, I am more likely to complain to my friends than to confront the slacker. 12345

15. Talking about ideas or concepts can get me really enthusiastic or excited. 12345

16. The type of management course for which this book is used is really a waste of time. 12345

17. I think it is better to be polite and not hurt people’s feelings. 12345

18. Data and things interest me more than people. 12345

Scoring and interpretation….MY SCORES IN RED

Subtract your scores for questions 6, 10, 14, and 17 from the number 6, and then add the total points for the following sections:

1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 Conceptual skills total score: 24

2, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17 Human skills total score:19________

4, 7, 11, 13, 16, 18 Technical skills total score:12 ________

These skills are three of the skills needed to be a good manager. Ideally, a manager should be strong (though not necessarily equal) in all three. Anyone noticeably weaker in any of these skills should take courses and read to build up that skill. For further background on the three skills, please refer to the explanation in the Management Skills section.


To complete this assignment, you will need to complete the Apply Your Skills Experiential Exercise: Aptitude Questionnaire on pages 30–31 in Chapter 1 of the textbook, which was assigned in Week 1. Interpret your assessment findings based on the provided scoring and interpretation instructions. WHICH IS ABOVE!!!


Review your assessment findings from the aptitude questionnaire and write a 4 page, double-spaced paper in which you address the following:

1. For each skill area: conceptual, human, and technical, summarize your findings in terms of your areas of strength and weakness.

. What was your initial reaction to learning about  these areas? Were you surprised?

· Identify at least one resource to improve each skill area—conceptual, human, technical—for a minimum of three resources.

. Use Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library or, in your Blackboard classroom, go to Career and search Lynda.com to locate resources.

· Describe how your strengths in these skill areas can transfer to promoting a positive culture in a global environment.

· Use Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library to locate two quality academic resources.

. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources.