Select and describe a leader you admire (selected leader: Hillary Clinton). Your selected leader may be either a real-life individual or a fictional character from television, the movies, or a book. Using leadership theories, analyze your selected leader to identify characteristics and provide specific examples of leadership qualities you think contributed to that person's success.
Evaluate your own leadership style and work with your mentor to identify your own leadership characteristics.
My leadership style = (The Dominance Style (D Style): The Dominance Styles are driven by two governing needs: the need to control and the need to achieve. The D Styles are goal-oriented go-getters who are most comfortable when they are in charge of people and situations. They want to accomplish many things now, so they focus on no-nonsense approaches to bottom-line results. The Dominance Styles seek expedience and are not afraid to bend the rules. They figure it is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. The D Styles accept challenges, take authority, and plunge headfirst into solving problems. They take charge in a crisis. They are fast-paced, task-oriented, and work quickly and impressively by themselves, which means they become annoyed with delays. They are willing to challenge outdated thinking and ideas.)
Write a paper in which you explain your leadership style and your ideas and plans for improving your effectiveness as a leader based on your comparison with an admired leader and your work with your mentor.
- No more than 1050 words
- Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines
- Evaluate your chosen leader and yourself, based on the leadership theories.
- Summarize the discussion with your mentor
In review of the DiSC assessment and using research material, I now have a much better understanding of my individual leadership style. People develop leadership styles based on many factors both internally and externally. My leadership style was heavily influenced by many years serving in the military which helped to shape how I make decisions and how I drive for performance. It is a very delicate balance between my natural tendencies of being more cautious mixed with being very persistent and bold when necessary.
The military gives one an opportunity to work with a wide verity of personality types and is generally a very diverse group. From a female perspective, it takes a lot of strength and perseverance to gain and maintain the respect of the predominantly male dominated work force. This builds a unique sense of character and strength and it teaches one allot about themselves. This strength and these qualities I find in my style are what also attract me to my admired leader's style.
My admired leader is Hillary Clinton. She ...
The leadership styles of a non-fictional character is analyzed.