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
Also see the classroom version of this assessment.