What's My Leadership Style?
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.
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 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. 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
Starter Kit: Order One Kit for Up to Five Participants & One Trainer.
Includes the Deluxe Facilitator Guide, five-pack of Paper Assessments, five sets of Style Suite Blinky Buttons, and a Personality Style for Dummies book.
Deluxe 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, optional activities, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, sample assessment materials, and Personality Style for Dummies book. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants.
The print version 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.
Online Assessment: Order One Per Participant.
The online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.
About the Authors
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.