The written assignment for this week involved writing a STAR reflection report on a work experience that expressed the results from the Kolb learning style and goal orientation assessments. In my previous post I showed the image that represented my results from Kolb in that I leverage Concrete Experience (learn from specific experiences, relate well to people, and understand feelings and emotions. For goal orientation, I am balanced between learning and performance. Learning goal orientation means that I perceive failure as a learning opportunity, a chance to try harder the next time around. Performance goal orientation takes a much more hardline approach and means that failure indicates a potential lack of effort. While each of us are influenced in some way by each, I had only one point of difference between the two. While I don’t see failure as a lack of effort, I do see it as a hit against my self-confidence. I will, however, see that I need further improvement and will learn accordingly.
Next week we move on to Diversity Awareness!