Weaknesss And Strengths Of A Successful And Effective Leader

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To become successful and effective leaders can be difficult and tough because there are not exactly patterns for leaders to follow. Moreover, many successful and effective leaders have a different leadership and behavior. Therefore, it might be difficult to trace. According to Rath & Conchie (2008), successful and effective leaders are aware of their strengths and weaknesses (p. 10). In other words, knowing the strengths and weaknesses can help leaders to be successful and effective. There are my top five strengths: Strategic, Achiever, Intellection, Competition, and Ideation.
First of all, the definition of strategic theme is that leaders, who strong in the Strategic theme, can create alternative ways to proceed. Furthermore, they usually
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This resources will teach me how to meet followers’ four basic needs using my strengths. As lacking compassion, I feel some suggestions that resonate with me. First, “not spending enough time with the significant people in your life? Choose someone you care about, take on a project that both of you would like to accomplish, and set a timeline” (Rath & Conchie, 2008, p. 103). This recommendation inspires me a lot because sometimes I like to achieve my goal and ignore my followers. Therefore, if I can accomplish some project with my followers, it will have a two benefits. One is that I will have compassion with my followers. Another one is that I also can achieve my personal goals with my follower. Secondly, “invite them along for the ride. Ask them to dream with you” (Rath & Conchie, 2008, p. 179). If I can do this, I also have the two benefits that I mentioned above. Therefore, I think this recommendation also works for …show more content…
My strengths fall primarily into Strategic Thinking. Moreover, the other two, such as Achiever and Competition, separately falls into Executing and Influencing. According to Rath and Conchie (2008), “leaders with great Strategic Thinking strengths are the ones who keep us all focused on what could be” (p. 26). In other words, they will like to absorb and analyze information and then help the team to make a better decision. Therefore, this type of leaders might continue to think their future. This is exactly what I will do when I have a team. For instance, when I have a team, and my team has to compete with other teams. I will prepare everything I could and what will be happening in the future. Moreover, I also will analyze the past events in order to know how past events will impact present circumstances. Sometimes, I can find countless opportunities for growth. However, if my strengths are similar with my team members and I give a lot of my personal recommendation, my team members might ignore my advice. This is because the other team members will analyze the same information that I analyze and have a different point of view. I hate arguing with my team members. Therefore, I will keep silent. It depends on what team members I have. As a result, sometimes, I am actively using my strengths on my team. On the other hand, sometimes, I am not actively using my strengths on my team due to

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