Ferdman, B. M., & Deane, B. R. (2014). Chapter 10: The development of inclusive leadership

practice and processes. In Diversity at work: The practice of inclusion.

For the Session Long Project, you will be applying the concepts in the background materials to your own personal experiences in the workplace. For this first SLP assignment choose a supervisor that you personally worked for and got to know well and compare and contrast this supervisor’s leadership characteristics with your own personal leadership characteristics using the concepts from the required background materials. Carefully reflect on your supervisor’s traits, behaviors, and leadership styles. Then write a 2- to 3-page paper (excluding title page and References Page) to include 2 scholarly sources from the required and optional readings list and addressing the following issues:

Overall, is your current role more of a leadership or a management role? How about your supervisor?

What key differences in leadership behaviors do you see between yourself and your supervisor? Refer to the concepts of being task-oriented, or people-centered/relationship-oriented that are discussed in the required background materials.

What key differences in leadership traits do you see between yourself and your supervisor? Refer to specific leadership traits discussed in the required textbook chapters.

Would you describe your and your supervisor’s leadership style as diverse and inclusive? If so or if not, please explain your response.