EDUC 8116-2 Leadership in a Global Society
Module 3 Assignment: Personality Plus
Program: PhD in Education
Specialization: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
April 14, 2013
This paper explores frameworks for assessing trait, skills, style, and psychodynamic leadership theory approaches. Each leadership approach focuses on different leadership characteristics. The first theory, trait, highlights leadership personality. The skills approach will demonstrate the nature of the skills based on leadership status and hierarchy – lower, middle, and upper management. The style approach focuses on the leader’s task behavior of facilitating organizational goal achievement, group achievement with others, themselves, and the situation. Lastly, psychodynamic leadership’s purpose is to increase the awareness of the type of personality and the personality connection with work and relationships. Findings from the Leadership Assessments
This summary presents snapshot findings from four leadership assessments, traits, skills, style, and psychodynamic completed by me. My scores for the four leadership assessments include a self-rating score of 5 in the Leadership Traits Assessment (Table 1 and 2). My self-rating scores for the skills’ assessment are a 28 in technical skills, a 24 in human skills, and a conceptual skills’ score of 29 (Table 3). My self-rating scores for the style’s approach are task 44 and relationship 42 (Table 4). Finally, my score for the psychodynamic assessment is ISFP (Introvert, Sensor, Feeler, and Perceiver) (Table 5.). My strongest attributes in my self-rating leadership questionnaire for 13 attributes have a rating of 5 except for the attribute “self-assured.” It has a rating of 4. The 13 attributes have developed within me consistently and spiritually through my life in the workplace, education, and social. For example, having knowledge of who I am spiritually facilitates comprehension of the leadership traits that are necessary for leadership (Northouse, 2013). The two strongest attributes and scores in the skills’ inventory are technical a 28 and conceptual skills a 29. The two are within proximity to each other and are both very strong attributes. The style questionnaire attribute task is the higher of the two by two points which indicates that my actions are central for others and the task (Northouse, 2013). My strongest psychodynamic attributes according to this assessment are “introvert” and “sensor.” The results in the psychodynamic assessment reflect strength in “introvert” and “sensor” attributes. Through this approach, I have become more aware of two areas “introvert” and “sensor” where I know my personality is strong. However, completing similar assessments under different situations and circumstances have yield different results of ISTP (Introvert, Sensor, Thinker, and Perceiver). The first assessment is the Leadership Traits Questionnaire which utilizes an assessment questionnaire to measure personality traits emphasizing individual strengths and pointing our weaknesses (Northouse, 2013). The questionnaire, only, was completed by five coworkers and me applying a rating scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest to 14 statements. The scores of each assessment were compiled in appropriate columns for each rater. An average was taken for each of the 14 items and placed in the “Average or Range of Rating by 3-5 others” column. Table 1 is compiled of three columns “Self-rating,” “Average or Range of Rating by 3-5 others,” and “Rating of Leader” (Northouse, 2013). The “chosen leader” to analyze is Disciple Hernandez, chief executive administrator at Riverdale Middle School.
I found my self-rating score (5)...