Characteristics Of Leadership Assessment

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In completing the leadership assessment, I asked a current co-worker that I have worked with for over fifteen years. At our previous company I was her manager and now we are co-workers. I trusted her to be completing honest in her assessment, as she understands that by being honest she is helping me to become a better leader. I also asked a previous co-worker who I later became good friends with after we no longer worked together. I was disappointed that he gave me a score of 10 in every category, as I explained to him that I needed him to be very honest and really reflective. I also asked them both to give me examples of when they have seen me represent the leadership characteristics on the assessment. The actual statements were the most …show more content…
As a leader I have done some things that really show my commitment to the growth of people as well as my commitment to building a community. I do agree that one of my strengths is the ability to persuade others, being aware of my weaknesses and strengths and the foresight to see future outcomes. As my co-worker pointed out in my assessment to me, I often will say things to my team about how if we do or don’t do something the outcome will be good or bad. I also think that I have the quality of stewardship. My team is the most important thing to me, and I make sure that they have the tools and the support to do their jobs and learn how to become better leaders themselves. In looking at my strengths, I would define myself as 80% transformational leadership style and 20% transactional leadership …show more content…
My family describes me as a master multi-tasker, which I believe is a strength of mine, but also can be a negative. When listening and doing something else, I am not giving the other person my full attention, which is sending them non-verbal cues that I don’t care about what they are saying. Another category that I scored low in was healing. I never thought about healing being a leadership quality. In the book Organizational Behavior, healing is described as striving to make themselves and others whole in the face of failure of suffering (Kinicki & Fugate, 2012). I realize that I have not had an opportunity to use this leadership skill that often, so I do not have the experience in this area. I need to realize that this is an area that I can incorporate into my leadership style that will add value to the relationship of

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