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Determining Your Perfect Position: leadership style & theories, self assessment

Imagine the company you work for is expanding and restructuring. As a valued, veteran employee, you are presented with the unique opportunity of determining the position that best suits you. Essentially, you are able to define the role in which you may most benefit the company and be most successful.

? Resources: Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior
? Identify strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style by applying what you learned about yourself through self-assessments.
? Compare and contrast leadership theories in the textbooks to gain understanding of relevant theories to your leadership approach.
? Describe your leadership style and identify jobs in your organization that would fit with that style in a paper.
? Format your paper according to APA standards.

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Individual Assignment: Perfect Position Paper

In this perfect position paper I will discuss about my leadership style as a valued, veteran employee. This discussion is due to the expansion and restructuring of my organization, for which I had been presented with a unique opportunity of determining the position that best suits me. Due to my own leadership style and its knowledge I had been presented with this task as this self-assessment will prominently benefit my company. For this self-assessment of perfect position, I will exhibit the strengths and weaknesses of my leadership style as it will tell me about my-self in a more descriptive and illustrative manner. In addition to this I will compare my leadership approach with the relevant leadership theories so that I can identify the jobs in my organization that would fit my leadership style.

Whether we are overseeing a team at work, captaining a sport team or guiding a major corporation, our leadership style is very important to our success. Deliberately, or subconsciously, everyone use some of the leadership styles at different points of their life like in school and collage our leadership style is different and in our workplace our leadership style is different (Bennis & Nanus, 1985). Same is the case with me, as I also have seen a number of changes in my leadership style. The prominent leadership style that I used in my work place from the beginning is participative leadership style.

Although at my position in my organization, I make the final decision, but I always invite other members of the team to have a say to the decision-making process. This style of decision making does not only step-ups job satisfaction of employees or team members but it also helps to develop their skills. With this kind of working style of mine employees and team members feel in control of their own fate and so are prompted to work hard by more than just a financial incentive (Burns, 1978). Although this style has a number of strengths but it also has some weaknesses, which need to be managed properly.

Subsequent are the various strengths and weaknesses of participative leadership style:

Strengths:

? With the help of this leadership style a leader can create high quality and high quantity work for long time periods.
? In this leadership style, employees like the trust they experience from their leaders at their workplace and with this trust they respond with more ...

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