What's My Leadership Style

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What's My Leadership Style is a management development and leadership style assessment and training workshop that identifies leadership style and helps organizational leaders, managers, and supervisors improve performance and become effective leaders.

Part of the best-selling HRDQ Style Series, What's My Leadership Style is a validated assessment that quickly and accurately identifies a preference for one of four behavioral patterns based on measures of assertiveness and expressiveness: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic.

With increased awareness of their personal style and a practical mental framework to build upon, aspiring leaders can assess and adjust their own actions, interpret the behavior of others, and improve their ability to win hearts and minds in any situation calling for effective leadership.

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How It Works

What's My Leadership Style? starts with a leadership style assessment in which individuals are given 20 pairs of actions relating to leadership behavior. With a limit of five points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two actions in each pair - indicating the degree to which they prefer either action when acting as a leader. The result of scoring the assessment is the identification of one's preferred leadership style: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic. Completing the assessment requires approximately 10 minutes.

After the leadership style assessment has been scored, we recommend you allow approximately one hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The facilitator guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands What's My Leadership Style into a two-hour program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify personal leadership style
  • Learn how to capitalize on style strengths
  • Discover how to minimize style trouble spots
  • Learn how to "flex" personal style to interact most effectively with others

Uses and Applications

What's My Leadership Style is ideal for training anyone who needs to influence others towards achieving a goal, and it is appropriate for both new and experienced leaders. The leadership style assessment can be used as a standalone training instrument, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive program on leadership. It makes an effective component in training programs for a variety of topics, including leadership, management, and supervisory skills.

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment

Measures: Personal leadership style

Dimensions: Assertiveness / Expressiveness

Time Required: 1 hour

What do I order?

The What's My Leadership Style? facilitator guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session - from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts, and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. You will need to order one facilitator guide per trainer and either one print participant guide or one online assessment for each individual learner. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Deciding whether to order online or print assessments? Both versions include a personal style report, full color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning: The online version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or audiences that are geographically dispersed. It offers 24/7 access, streamlined distribution, and instant scoring. It's also a great way to reduce paper use in your training. The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment, who don't know who the participants will be before the session.

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