Sample Leadership Studies Critical Reflections Assignment on Team Learning Individual Paper

Team Learning Individual Paper

Critical Reflections on a Team Learning  Pod 1-5 Experience

In this paper, I will critically reflect on my small team’s experiences in terms of growing its capacity to share the developmental work of leadership to improve its performance. The subject of this reflection is my experience as a member of a team of students formed to work through seven days of team learning exercises for The Learning Organization course.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

The Leadership Tools

Developing a team as a learning organization is a complex endeavor. To allow for deeper inquiry, I shall focus on my team’s effort to improve its performance in terms of how I shared the leadership work of developing as a learning team. According to Ancona, Malone, Orlikowski, and Senge (2007) this work requires four core leadership tools: (1) relating, (2) sensemaking, (3) visioning, and (4) inventing.

I will describe these four core leadership tools and reflect on my team’s development, in terms of our use of Ancona et al.’s (2007) shared leadership tools, and how I could improve further.






The closing section of your paper should tie all the above sections together into a satisfying conclusion, remaining question(s), or final recommendation(s). How? First, restate your thesis at the beginning of this section. Then, in an orderly fashion, summarize the core points you have explained in the body. Lastly, bring your paper to a close with a statement about the importance of the topic, a future-looking question your paper raised that you feel is worth further inquiry, or you may choose to sum things up with by making a practical recommendation, or several, for others.


Ancona, D., Malone, W. T., Orlikowski, J. W., & Senge, P.M. (2007). In praise of the     incomplete leader. Harvard Business Review, 85(2), 92-100.

Garvin, D. A., Edmondson, A. C., & Gino, F. (2008). Is yours a learning organization? Harvard Business Review, 86(3), 109-116.