GM591- LSI Survey
Life Styles Inventory (LSI) Survey
GM591 ACC_C Miles DVUC MNHTN Leadership and Organizational Behavior
July 22, 2011
This paper reviews Lifetime Inventory survey results. It is definitely the self discovery
tool that has revealed my primary and secondary thinking styles as well as my limiting
style that has a negative impact on my management style. It also gave me a feed back of
my management styles. It provides me with idea of how my personal thinking was
formed and what influence my family or culture or school had on it. At the end it gives
me the clue how to improve my effectiveness, how to strengthen my thinking and self
esteem, how to set goals to achieve success in my personal and professional life.
Life Styles Inventory (LSI) Survey
Part I: Personal Thinking Styles (primary, backup, limiting)
The life style inventory survey provided me with very surprising information
about my thinking and behavioral style. As an individual I had my own views about my
thinking and behavioral style however I have found out some characteristics that I never
thought of. So I should say that LSI survey was very interesting discovery for me.
According the survey my primary personal thinking style is conventional
( 90%) and my back up personal thinking style happens to be dependent ( 87%).
I should say that I am conventional but not in high range. I would have put
myself in a medium range. I am definitely someone who would follow the rules and
established procedures but I am very comfortable expressing my ideas and individuality
I have found myself more conventional in my personal lifestyle rather my work
style.The perfect example would be the fact that I have been living with in laws since my
marriage and though I have thought and tried to move to a new place on my own I am
afraid to take risks. I will also definitely take suggestion from LSI survey “to break out
my routine and do something different , take moderate risks and look for ways to do things
Identifying and admitting the”limiting style “” in my opinion is the
way of finding the negative style of any individual. The survey results has shown
high percentile on what I think is my limiting style which is dependent style.
I am very modest and tactful and though I do consider them to be the positive
characteristics, they definitely work against me. Just recently I applied for a new
position at work. After the first round of the hiring process that involved taking
the test I was told that I had missed one point to move on to the next level.
I had a feeling that it was an error as I felt very confident with the answers
that I had given. Eventually I was not promoted for the position but I had found out that
there was an error in the test and I could have gotten the chance for the interview and
even the position as well, because I was considered as one of primary candidates for .
the position .I was too modest to talk about it with my manager and human resources.
Unfortunately it was a very bitter way of learning how to do better and
change some of my life style characteristics.
Part II: Impact On Management Style
My personal style definitely has an impact on my management style.
Though I seem to be dependable in my personal life style I tend to change at
a work place and as a manager I see myself as humanistic-encouraging, self-actualizing
I scored 75...
References: 2. Schermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn, Uhl-Bien; “Organizational Behavior” ( 2011).
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