"Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths," points out John Peter Zenger and we cannot agree more! The first step in leadership development is self-awareness. How do you get results? Identifying your leadership impact is critical to building rapport with your team.
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Each day as thousands of Baby Boomers retire from the workforce, organizations are being squeezed for leadership. It's important to assess your employees to ensure you are continuously discovering, empowering and activating leadership behaviors and practices. Developing your managers into leaders will empower the growth and retention of your work force.
Fortunately, leadership styles are not set in stone, but are adaptable to situations, various environments, change over time and are affected by nature and nurture. More importantly, leadership assessment should be used as a tool for personal growth to maximize your leadership strengths and encourage growth in underutilized behavioral areas.
|Some leaders are bold and daring, they are quick to seize an opportunity and are not afraid to meet challenges head-on. This is the “D” style leader... Dominant, Direct and Decisive.|
|Some leaders are great motivators and have the ability to inspire greatness in their followers. They are charismatic speakers and know how to influence others. This is the “I” style leader... Influencing, Inspiring and Interactive.|
|Some leaders like to lead by example. They are down-to-earth and not afraid of hard work. They appreciate the contributions of their team members and have the ability to build strong and loyal teams. This is the “S” style leader... Stable, Strong and Supportive.|
|Some leaders have studied and worked hard to develop skills and talents and are usually recognized as experts in their fields. They lead by virtue of their ability and extensive knowledge. They are excellent planners, strategists and tacticians. They are contemplative and are rarely caught off guard. These are the “C” style leaders... who like to be in Control, are Creative and Competent.|
Some of the features and advantages of implementing the Leadership Report by PeopleKeys include:
Your report includes a Power-DISC page providing insight into the intensity of your leadership capacities in the areas of: