Essay on Leadership Style and Personality Assessment

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Unit 1 Assignment
Leadership Style and Personality Assessment
Anioushka G-Saint Cyril
Professor Yu-Wei Yang
August 4, 2015

There are many leadership styles and is important to know which style you are. There are many ways one can learn their leadership style, for example, through assessments. Knowing your leadership style will help you become a better leader. Although there are many leadership assessments our text discussed four assessments that can give insights into building blocks of personality most commonly identified by peers, subordinate employees, and supervisors (Ledlow, et al, 2014). These assessments include: Hemisphere Dominance assessments; Jungian assessments; Vark test; Struder Group; Price Group; and many
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I would say this describes me best and based on the article Empirical Study of Leadership Styles, I would best individualized with relations-oriented leadership style. In my past leadership roles, I have always been the one to ensure that the teams and colleagues are building rapport, work as a team, and that everyone’s feedback was taken into consideration. An article entitled, Tasks vs. Relationship Leadership Theories, illustrates that a Relations-Oriented leader is one that is more concerned about their interactions with people and as “those who often act as mentors to their subordinates (Morley, 2013).” Leadership Styles - Leadership Skills from Mindtools, outlines many of the qualities of the Relating style of management which includes organizing, supporting and developing the people on their teams, and that everyone is treated equally on the team. This helped me encourage communication and strong participation among the team.
Next, I took the hemisphere dominance personality assessment which indicates which hemisphere (right or left) of the brain is dominant. I am a right brain dominant. Being right brain dominant shows that I process information from the big picture first, processes things that can be seen or touched, processes information with creativity and processes thoughts as illustrations. As Ledlow describes, right brains tend to be more

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