1 Who Am I as a Leader? This assessment uses two sets of questions about your life experience to identify your leadership style. Complete each step in order to find your preferred style. Step 1: Make a list of what you accomplished i n various phases of your life. List 2 or 3 accomplishments in each of these categories: Ages 5 to 20; 21 to 49; 50 to 64; 65 to 69; 70 plus. Step 2: What do those accomplishments and your behavior in team settings reveal about your leadership strengths? Circle your top SIX (6) strengths from the list below (choose ONLY six). Reserved Experimenting Thoughtful Thorough Analytical Helpful Quick to act Forceful Enthusiastic Receptive Flexible Idealistic Practical Tactful Tenacious Trusting Adaptable Seeks Change Self -confident Inspirational Factual Animated Economical Controlling Persuasive Risk -taking Loyal Cooperative Competitive Skillful Socially Responsive Methodical permission, All opyright © 2006. Group Publishing, Loveland, CO, C Who Am I As A Leader? Used with rights reserved.
2 Who Am I as a Leader? in the following Step 3: Find the adjectives you circled in the lists in Step 2 descriptions and circle them again to determine what type of leader you are. Thoughtful, idealistic, trusting, loyal, helpful, receptive, responsive, Relater: cooperative. Flexible, experimenting, enthusiastic, tactful, adaptable, socially skillful, Promoter: inspirational, animated Analyzer: Tenacious, practical, economical, reserved, factual, thorough, methodical, analytical Controlling, quick to act, self -confident, seeks change, persuasive, Director: competitive, risk -taker, forceful. s the most adjectives circled? That is your Step 4: Which of the above ha (Note: since leadership styles are on a continuum, you may have preferred style. more than one.) permission, All opyright © 2006. Group Publishing, Loveland, CO, C Who Am I As A Leader? Used with rights reserved.
3 Who Am I as a Leader Step 5: Now answer the following questions: How do I like to be given information? How do I make decisions? What do I need to feel comfortable with change? What do I need in my work environment to be my best self? permission, All opyright © 2006. Group Publishing, Loveland, CO, C Who Am I As A Leader? Used with rights reserved.
4 Who Am I as a Leader? to the following, looking at each of the Step 6: Compare your answers in Step 5 style descriptions. esitant about making decisions. Needs Relater: Learns by following directions. Is h information on how a change will affect him or her. Responds to gentle, specific, and harmonious approach. Promoter: Learns by having fun. Makes decisions ambiguously. Wants to be associated with people in charge of a change. Responds to stimulating, open, and flexible approach. Analyzer: Learns by figuring it out. Makes decisions slowly. Wants to know rationale for change. Responds to patient, organized, and logical approach. own way. Makes decisions quickly. Needs to be assured he Learns by doing it Director: or she will not lose power or control with a change. Responds to businesslike, time- conscious, and factual approach. ? To Step 7: Which style you answered in Step 5 description is closest to what what extent does the description fit? Are there discrepancies? the style you most fit the same as the one you identified in Step 4 Step 8: Is ? What kind of a leadership style do you see as your preferred one? permission, All opyright © 2006. Group Publishing, Loveland, CO, C Who Am I As A Leader? Used with rights reserved.