As a veteran and valued employee, an opportunity has been presented to me to become a leader in a position the best suits me. Through the assessments, I will be able to determine what style of leadership that I’m best suited for.
I am aware of my style of leadership and taking the assessments has confirmed this. I consider myself as a people oriented leader than a task oriented leader. In my opinion, in order to lead successfully, I must able to relate and understand ones emotional needs and behavior. This way, I will be able to motivate and create a friendly atmosphere for reports to complete their tasks. This is similar to Hersey’s and Blanchard’s Situational Theory (Robin & Judge, 2007). Also known as situational leadership theory (SLT), it’s a contingency theory that focuses on the followers. According to Robin & Judge (2007), the emphasis on the followers in leadership effectiveness reflects the reality that it is the followers who accept or reject the leader. Effectiveness depends on the actions of the followers, regardless of what the leader does. The term readiness refers to the extent to which people have the ability and willingness to accommodate a specific task.
DISC (Dominance; Interactive; Steadiness; and Cautious) Style Assessments
In the DISC assessments, I scored an Sd. Sd is predominantly a Steadiness Style or also called as The Go-Getter. We’re less open and less indirect than most other Steadiness style. Sd style is somewhat indirect in nature, but can be very direct in situations that are task-focused. As described being an Sd, I focus on getting acquainted and building trust. I’m irritated by pushy, aggressive behavior. My primary strengths are relating to, caring for and loving others. Another part of my strengths are listening, great teamwork, reliability, and follow-through. My primary weaknesses are that I’m somewhat unassertive and overly sensitive. I’m slow to begin action and poor at...