Leadership Styles Of Leadership Style Essay

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Leadership Style
Self-Assessment 1 After taking the style questionnaire during while studying the Leadership Grid in Northouse; as expected, I found that my leadership style varies, although of the three theories discussed, more closely relates to team leadership. My assessment found my strengths to be with authority compliance (9,1) and team management (9,9). As suggested by Northouse (2012), “The 9,1 style of leadership places heavy emphasis on task and job requirements, and less emphasis on people, except to the extent that people are tools for getting the job done” (p. 79). The Team Management style is based on tasks and relationships. I consider myself more tasks orientated and analytical, while spending less time with my subordinates’ personal issues. “After all, the personal styles of superb leaders vary: some leaders are subdued and analytical; others shout their manifestos from the mountaintops” (Goleman, 1998, p. 93). While these are traits of effective leaders; the lack of time spent towards nurturing and support could be improved if I want to become a more effective leader. Additionally, my style questionnaire score in tasks was high, while the relationship score was low; only confirming my self-analysis. As noted by Northouse (2012), the task score shows that I am focused in helping others in defining their roles and letting them know what is expected of them (p. 93). The second score showed, as remarked by Northouse (2012), how people…

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