For this assignment, you will bring together all the aspects of leadership that you have examined and discussed in this course to evaluate your own leadership qualities and create a portrait of the health care professional and leader you aspire to be.

Last week, you completed the Leadership Self-Assessment and saved the results. In Week 6, you completed the Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire. Your discussion postings throughout the course may inform your writing, and the assignment preparation activities over the past few weeks will provide draft material to respond to the points listed below.

Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft personal leadership portrait to Smarthinking Tutoring for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.