Catherine W. Dillon
Western Governors University
My Personal Leadership Style
A successful leader always takes time to self-reflect and to looks for ways to improve their style and skills. I used the Seven Habits Profile to evaluate my present leadership style so I could understand my leadership style and be able to identify my strengths and weaknesses. By doing this, I was able to identify where I had opportunities for improvement. Using SMART goals I will set courses of action for improvement.
Seven Habits Profile
There are nine categories within the Seven Habits Profile. The profile revealed that I scored very good in seven of the categories. In the final two categories I scored good. The highest ranking …show more content…
I scored a very good in category 1, an emotional bank account. I put a great amount of effort in delivering what I promise to deliver, I try to never think negatively about another person and I try to be kind to anyone that I may encounter during the day. That type of style is very reflective of a Transformational leader. I value my integrity. Integrity is the foundation that a good leader builds his life upon and they always care about the needs of others (Rudnick, 2007). I scored a very good in category 6, think win-win. I think that is very representative of who I am as a person and a leader. I enjoy helping others succeed and always try to find a solution to a problem that will make everyone happy. One of the four factors that reflects the Transformational leader is their individual consideration for others (Kendrick, 2001). They enjoy working with each individual and providing them with coaching and …show more content…
My first SMART goal is to build trust and a bond with my followers. In order to achieve this goal I would like to work on my skill as a listener. One important way to earn someone’s trust and respect is to listen to them. I will improve my listening skills by giving whoever is speaking to me my undivided attention. I will remove any distractions, maintain eye contact with the person that is speaking to me and I will not speak or interrupt them until they have finished speaking. When necessary, I will summarize what I heard to be assured that I clearly understood everything. Listening is a learned skill so I will make a conscious effort every day to improve my listening