Becoming a better leader requires that you know yourself better, including how others see you. Whether at work or in a student group or some other activity that invites your leadership, personal and team growth follow from self-awareness and self-development.
Your personalized report contains the following chapters:
Leader Style: This chapter will help you understand your leadership gifts and how other people see your leadership.
Leader Strengths and Struggles: Activities and interactions where you may excel and struggle.
At Work Guidance: Tips to improve interactions with your colleagues, managers and subordinates at work.
Barriers & Challenges to Success: Situations or personality features that might get in the way of successful professional interactions.
Interaction Style: How you tend to express yourself to others.
Interaction Styles Comparison: A look at how you use all four interaction styles, even if some more than others.
Handling Conflict & Difficult People: An activity to consider effective and ineffective strategies for managing difficult situations and people.
Meeting Effectiveness: An activity to help you become more effective in meetings.
Beth typically loves to be able to share in discussion of the theories and models she is using. It also works well for Beth to have her manager identify the theory or model being used as long as it is a logically accurate fit. Beth's pursuit of perfection, using the right models and holding herself to higher standards means that sometimes it is hard for her to provide deadlines for when tasks will be done.
Beth is typically great with helping colleagues develop their competence and understanding the theories of why they are doing it the way they are. Her focus on abstract theories sometimes misses the emotional support that certain coworkers need.
For Beth, she will often find a creative logical solution to implement rather than have the argument directly. When the argument does come up, then Beth is likely to focus on logical methods to finding a solution. If she has not found a workaround solution and the issue is left to fester, then sometimes it can result in an explosive argument.
Beth is typically very good at taking complex theories and finding ways to display and share them very effectively in her presentations. She typically does her best work on her presentation while alone or with only one or two other experts. If there are too many people involved in building the presentation or lots of emotional issues than Beth is likely to find working on the presentation very taxing.
For Beth, it is typically very important that any goals being set fit into the logical situation at her work. Beth likely prefers focusing on goals that directly relate to her and her projects. If either setting the goals or achieving the goals requires a lot of interaction with others and is dependent on their success then Beth will likely be frustrated.
Beth is typically very good at understanding the correct ideal theoretical arrangement for the team. She is very good at understanding the logical order for the team that allows each person to expand their skills and still get the job done effectively. While Beth is typically patient with people as they learn new skills if a team member continues to make the same mistake repeatedly than Beth can become very frustrated.
Beth is likely to prefer leading by doing her best to help make sure each person is doing their best. She will probably have a focus on leading through a logical and rational approach. Sometimes her preference for logical approaches can leave others feeling disconnected.
Beth is likely to prefer delegating by gathering information and then determining what makes the most logical sense before delegating. Beth is probably most comfortable when everyone keeps things at a logical level. Her approach to gather information and confirm accuracy can sometimes not enough attention is paid to dates and deadlines.
Beth is likely to work well with a high degree of independent time to refine the her projects. All her work towards perfection is likely to mean that when suddenly presented with a deadline she can adapt and produce well.
Beth is likely to really appreciate being given feedback that is logical and relates to process at hand. Beth is probably very good and continually refining her thinking as she gets more data. Beth may sometimes fail to give an appropriate reaction to emotional feedback.
Beth's theme is getting the best result possible. She focuses on understanding and working with the process to create a positive outcome. Beth sees value in many contributions and consults outside inputs to make an informed decision. Beth aims to integrate various information sources and accommodates differing points of view. She approaches others with a quiet, calm style that may not show her strong convictions. Producing, sustaining, defining, and clarifying are all ways she supports a group's process. Beth typically has more patience than most with the time it takes to gain support through consensus for a project or to refine the result.
Believing there is a universal approach to conflict
Being exacting to the point of missing the real issue
Being unsettled by strong emotions