Leader’s Self-Insight 1. 1. The exercise describes there are five multiple intelligence ways that people can learn effectively in. I believe finding and developing those intelligence skills can allow people to follow a career path that correlates to the way they learn best. I scored three points in Interpersonal Intelligence which means that is a major learning source for me. That means being people smart. I have the ability to interact with others and understand them. People with Interpersonal Intelligence are good with people and thrive in social interactions.
They are good with reading, empathize and understanding people. They are also good with working with others and have many friends (mypersonality. info, 2010). Leader’s Self-Insight 1. 2. The exercise is about leadership potential. I scored a six for the true even numbered items that represent behaviors and activities typical of leadership. Leaders are personally involved in shaping ideas, values and vision. They often have an intuitive approach to develop fresh ideas and seek new direction for the department or organization (mypersonality. nfo, 2010). I believe that is correct. I enjoy setting a good example for others. Leader’s Self-Insight 1. 3. The exercise measures people skills. For people skills and networking I scored a four in each. That means I am on the right track. To be honest a score of four doesn’t surprise me considering, I am a marketing representative for a living.
For working with authority I received a three. Apparently I need to fine tune my skills in that area. I really don’t enjoy being told what to do. I do set my own schedule. Leader’s Self-Insight 2. . The exercise was designed to assess the level of self-confidence as reflected in a belief in your ability to accomplish a desired outcome. I scored a nine which indicates I am high on self confidence. I rarely come across a situation that I cannot handle. I have high motivation and know my self-worth. That is so important to know what your worth and what you are capable of accomplishing. Leader’s Self-Insight 2. 2. The exercise is about your leadership orientation. I scored a four in the consideration-oriented behavior.
That score makes sense because I am a people oriented-person which indicates a consideration behavioral style. According to Richard L. Daft, considerate supervisors typically have a more positive impact on subordinate satisfaction. For example, when a leader’s effectiveness was defined by voluntary turnover or amount of grievances filed by subordinates, considerate leaders generated less turnover and grievances (Daft, p. 47). Leader’s Self-Insight 2. 3. The exercise assesses the quality of your supervisor’s relationship with you. The LMX theory is about the quality of a leader’s relationship with subordinates.
I scored a six which indicates my supervisor clearly has an excellent relationship with me. My supervisor and I get along well. He respects my position and I respect his authority. Leader’s Self-Insight 3. 1. The exercise describes the aspects of leadership behavior regarding emphasis placed upon a task or people. I scored a five for task orientation and a two for people orientation. That actually surprised me that I didn’t score higher for the people orientation. But I do like to take charge and make sure that goals are accomplished.
According to the textbook, a task-oriented leader is primarily motivated by task accomplishment (Daft, p. 67). A task oriented leader provides clear directions and sets performance standards (Daft, p. 67). Leader’s Self-Insight 3. 2. The test measures your synchronicity with the Situational Leadership Theory in term of “readiness level”. In the Situational Theory of Leadership, it indicates the higher the follower’s readiness the more participative and delegating the leader can be. I scored nine points which suggests a “very-high” readiness level.
For a follower high in readiness, the leader provides a general goal and sufficient authority to do the task as the followers see fit. Leaders can carefully diagnose the readiness level of followers and then tell, sell, participate, or delegate (Daft, p. 74). Leader’s Self-Insight 3. 3. This exercise measures “substitutes for leadership”. I scored a three in people oriented leadership. I also scored a four in task structure and two in task feedback. That indicates I also possess task-oriented leadership. I believe that is because what I do comes so easily to me.
I love being a marketing representative. Leadership Styles In today’s competitive world, it is important to understand your strengths and weaknesses. You must be able to adapt to the constantly changing technology, new ideas and innovations. What these tests identified were my areas of strengths and weaknesses. These tests help determine my people skills, networking skills and perspective on working with authority. Skills I learned that I possess Interpersonal Intelligence. That means being people smart. I have the ability to interact with others and understand them.
People with Interpersonal Intelligence are good with people and thrive in social interactions. They are good with reading, empathize and understanding people. They are also good with working with others and have many friends (mypersonality. info, 2010). That makes sense considering I am a marketing representative. I love being around people and understanding their needs. I have friends from many different social networks and enjoy social events. I learned that I do possess the people oriented skills and high self confidence to tackle the role of being a positive leader.
I like to take charge and make sure that goals are accomplished. According to the textbook a task-oriented leader is primarily motivated by task accomplishment. A task oriented leader provides clear directions and sets performance standards (Daft, p. 67). Readiness level I learned I also have high readiness level to be a leader. Having Interpersonal Intelligence will help me both as a leader and a learner. What I have learned I have also learned I am more task oriented that I thought. That makes sense because I do want the “bottom-line” to be accomplished.
In order to work to your full potential it is important to identify your strengths and weaknesses. These tests have given great insights about my leadership qualities and learning skills. It has been an enriching experience. I have absolutely loved taking this course for far, that is why I signed up for your class again Dr Kolacek.
Daft, R. L. (2008) The Leadership Experience. (4th ed. ). Ohio: South-Western Mypersonality. info (2010). Interpersonal Intelligence. Retrieved March 28, 2010, from http://www. mypersonality. info/multiple-intelligences/interpersonal/