The individual assignment is to individually write an essay of no more than 2000 words in which you critically
reflect on the role of individual differences in your own management practices and OB outcomes. This assignment
focuses on the Big Five Model of Personality.
Use your scores on the Big Five measure, relevant personal experiences, and OB theory and concepts, including
research from at least 10 academic and peer-reviewed journal articles, to answer the following questions:
What are relative strengths and weaknesses in your personality· profile? Consider each dimension of the
How is your management or leadership style affected by your· personality? Consider the relevant
dimensions of the Big Five.
With your knowledge of personality in general, and your personality· more specifically, how can you
improve your management or leadership style in the future? Consider the relevant dimensions of the Big
Formatting the Individual Assignment
The individual assignment should be written in a neat, professional and engaging manner using essay format.
Resources for writing essays can be found on the University’s Student Learning page:
The body of the essay should be no more than 2000 words and include the following:
Introduction and conclusion·
A very brief description of the Big Five Model of personality in· general
Analysis of own management or leadership style in relation to the Big· Five Model (see above questions
under Specific Instructions)
Use of relevant OB theory· &/or concepts and personal examples to support your reasoning
Evidence of academic research to support your reasoning. Include at· least 10 references from relevant and
high quality peer-reviewed academic journal articles.
Appropriate in-text citations and references pages·
Note that references, appendices (i.e., copy of the Big Five measure) and title page are not included in the 2000 words.