Leadership Practices Analysis
Lauren S. Clark
Western Governors University
Table of Contents
Reflection on Seven Habits Profile 3
Personal Leadership Strengths 4
Leadership Weaknesses 5
Recommendations for Personal Leadership 6
Smart Goals 7
Reflection on Seven Habits Profile
The results of my Seven Habits Profile indicate that my highest scores were think win-win, seek first to understand, and be proactive. Being proactive means that we have the initiative and responsibility to make things happen (Covey, 2015) Proactive people choose to respond to situations based on values rather than feelings. As a human resources business partner, I have to respond to a variety of issues on a daily basis. I have learned that being reactive to situations is not effective. I make sure to evaluate each case thoroughly in order to give recommendations that are in line with the core values of the organization, and that also help the associate to grow and develop in their role.
According to the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all interactions” (Covey, 2015) Finding solutions that are beneficial to departmental leaders, associates, as well as the organization is something that I do every day. Often, an associate is not a good fit for a certain department. I work with managers in other areas to find a place these associates, instead of losing them as an employee.
Seek first to understand, then be understood is the principle that I consider one of the most important habits of a leader. Leaders should listen not just to respond, but to understand what people are saying. Over half of the issues related to conflicts within departments are a result of a broken process. The associates cannot see that at the time of the disagreement, but when we all sit down together and have a tough conversation, we figure it out....