Personal Leadership Profile
Due to high score in the advocacy skills, my presence usually assists the groups with which I work in having emotional connections. It makes me pleasing to them as we work on the tasks to fruition. In the skills of advocacy, my strengths ensure that I can achieve the goals schemed for the team that must reach a convergence level. I am also able to give the required insights, and I have the ability to overlook the minor tasks that streamline the aims I am headed to achieve. My weakness is that as an advocate, I find it hard to receive a negative feedback. I should pay attention to this issue as it takes toil in my professional life. Therefore, monitoring of my emotions and to realizing that not everything works the way it is planned are necessary actions.
I achieved high score on the test of the leadership skills of the people mover. The reason is that on many occasions when I interact with people, I usually find myself placing their needs ahead of mine. When dealing with people, I find them being euphoric as I guide them in overcoming the challenges faced, and we ensure that we apply the solution to the problems. My strength is in seeing the team wins the objectives not using many efforts. Another strength is the multiple approaches I apply to make them reach the stated aims. I concentrate on brainstorming to be able to analyze different viewpoints concerning the project we are carrying out. My primary weakness is becoming more obsessed with the project to have it be completed in time. It makes more distressed when we are ranked low considering the efforts. It means that I invest my time and efforts that make me build trust on the team members. Therefore, failure of the project usually has a depressing effect on my life.
I often speak less than it is anticipated that explains my high grade in servant leadership skills. I have a conviction that I understand people well; therefore, I can steer my teams in the right direction. In the workplace, I usually work selfless thus obtaining respect and accolade. The fellow workers appreciate my accomplishments as I train them using the experience I possess hence awarding them the chance to be future leaders.
My strengths in this type of leadership are ensuring that the teams I am leading work realizing their full potential. I ensure that every team member contributes to decision to be made. In this position, I make sure that everyone in the organization understands the intricacies of the tasks, and they are assisted to the fullest to be at par with the others. To lead a balanced life, I assure that everyone possesses the fitness and the vitality that encompasses physically and intellectually. The other strength is that I have intense humility and inspiration that assist me to remain patient and to forgive as those qualities allow fostering leading instead of managing (Landsberg, 2011). My main weaknesses is that I forsake my personal goals that impacts negatively the team aims because many employees fail to give the urgency and failure to prioritize the objectives they are supposed to accomplish.
Kurt Lewin leadership styles
I am the proponent of the democratic leadership which assumes that every person is given an opportunity to make a decision. According to Lewin, the leader of the team makes the final decision using the opinion of the team members (Burnes, 2004). As I give people an opportunity to make decisions, it ensures that the group is motivated; therefore, my task is only to conduct the central coordination.
As a leader, I ensure that each member’s opinion is considered as we contemplate on the team projects. It is one of my strengths in team leadership. As we contemplate on these issues, I offer central coordination and I only rubber stamp the decisions they have made. While discussing the issues, my face to face contact with the team members will help me while making the final decision. In the meetings, as a charm person, I support the team in reacting adequately on the challenges it is encountering.
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Landsberg, M. (2011). The tools of leadership: Vision, inspiration, momentum [Kindle DX version]. London: Profile Books. Retrieved from Amazon.com