What's My Leadership Style
Learn the most effective way to lead in different situations
What's My Leadership Style is a management development tool, leadership style assessment, and training workshop that identifies a person's leadership style. It helps organizational leaders, managers, and supervisors improve performance and become effective leaders.
What's My Leadership Style is part of the best-selling HRDQ Style Suite and is now updated with a new look, yet the same great content! This validated assessment quickly and accurately identifies a preference for one of four behavioral patterns based on measures of assertiveness and expressiveness: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic.
The online version of this assessment requires a subscription to the HRDQ Online Assessment Center.
How It Works
By completing What's My Leadership Style, participants will gain an awareness of their leadership styles. With this critical information, they will be able to make deliberate choices about the most effective way to lead in different situations.
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:
Completing the assessment requires approximately 10 minutes. After you score the leadership style assessment, 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.
Uses & 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. You can use the leadership style assessment 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:
- Supervisory skills
With increased awareness of their personal style and a practical mental framework to build upon, aspiring leaders can assess and adjust their actions, interpret the behavior of others, and improve their ability to win hearts and minds in any situation calling for effective leadership. This will effectively help employees:
- Identify personal leadership styles
- 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
Product Type: Self-assessment and workshop
Target Audience: What's My Leadership Style is appropriate for individuals at any organizational level who need to influence others to work toward organizational goals
Measures: Personal leadership style
Dimensions: Assertiveness and expressiveness
Time Required: 1 hour
What To Order
Onsite Print Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.
The comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes everything trainers need to deliver What's My Leadership Style, including background information, administrative guidelines, a step-by-step workshop outline, the HRDQ Style Model, alternative workshop designs and optional activities.
Every Style Suite Onsite Print Facilitator Guide comes with sample Style accessories including: 1 Style Model Wall Poster, 1 Style HRDQue Card and 1 Sheet of Style Stickers. Additional digital Facilitator Support Materials are delivered via email upon order completion. This includes a PowerPoint Presentation, Learning Overview, Theory Background, FAQ, Certificate of Achievement, Program Evaluation, and a sample copy of the Online Assessment Report.
Onsite Print Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants.
The print assessment is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.
Self-Guided Online Learning: Order One Per Participant.
To administer a self-guided online learning experience, order the Online Assessment report credit with Online Learning Course (1 per learner). Online assessments require a HRDQ Assessment Center account. If you do not have an account, please contact us for set up.Style Suite HRDQue Cards
An excellent takeaway for participants, each 4" x 6" HRDQue Card is a quick-reference tool that features the HRDQ Style Model, summarizes each style, and lists their characteristics. Style HRDQue Cards are available for purchase in 5-packs.Style Suite Stickers
Style Suite Stickers are a perfect way to liven up your next session! Participants have fun and engage more when their own personality is on display. They also serve as a friendly reminder that flexing one's style is the key to effectively working with other employees. One 5-pack of Style Suite Sticker Sheets provides 100 stickers total (25 of each Style.)Style Model Wall Poster
The 17" x 22" poster can be used as a quick reference and visual aid during the workshop. The reverse side features the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model. Additional copies of the poster are available for purchase, as many facilitators tell us they like to display training posters at various locations in the workplace.QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-hour virtual coaching session for this product.
QST is a convenient, one hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately, so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call, and at a time of your choosing.
Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.
About The Author
The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. We combine the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles, our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.
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