The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) identifies the underlying thoughts and motivations that guide an individual's behavior. The quality of an individual's thinking and behavior contributes greatly to that person's work performance. The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is based around the Human Synergistic Circumplex, describing constructive, passive/defensive, and aggressive/defensive behaviors. In the LSI, the feedback is normed against how 9,000 individuals have described themselves (LSI 1) and how 5,000 individuals have been described by 25,000 others (LSI 2). (LSI Human Synergistic www.human-synergistic.com)
Part I: Personal Thinking Styles (primary, backup, limiting) My primary and backup management style is Constructive. I scored a raw score of 40 and in the 99th percentile in Achievement and a raw score of 37 and in the 93 percentile in Self-Actualizing. Constructive Style individuals reflect on a healthy balance of people- and task-related concerns and have a tendency to promote the fulfillment of higher order needs. Often times, people associated with this orientation are directed toward the attainment of organizational goals through the development of people. Constructive styles account for synergy and explain why certain individuals, groups, and organizations are particularly effective in performance, growth, and work quality (http://www.humansynergistics.com/system/constructive.aspx).
The Achievement Style person will usually set goals and be enthusiastic about working towards these challenging but realistic goals. In pursuit of these goals and achieving high quality results, they are likely to follow a well-developed plan that has been considered in depth. This kind of person will carefully examine their options before deciding on a plan of action. This describes me to a tee. With my career and personal life, I always like to plan ahead and set goals before I take action. My husband calls me a “planner”. Before starting any type of project,...
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