Training tools for developing great people skills.
What's My Leadership Style? is a management development and leadership style assessment
that identifies leadership style and helps organizational leaders, managers, and supervisors
improve performance and become effective leaders.
Part of the best-selling HRDQ Style Series, What's My Leadership Style? is a validated
assessment that quickly and accurately identifies a preference for one of four behavioral patterns
based on measures of assertiveness and expressiveness: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or
With increased awareness of their personal style and a practical mental framework to build upon,
aspiring leaders can assess and adjust their own actions, interpret the behavior of others, and
improve their ability to win hearts and minds in any situation calling for effective
What's My Leadership Style? starts with a leadership style assessment in
which individuals are given 20 pairs of actions relating to leadership behavior. With a
limit of 5 points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two actions in each
pair - indicating the degree to which they prefer either action when acting as a
leader. The result of scoring the assessment is the identification of one's preferred
leadership style: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic.
Completing the assessment requires approximately 10 minutes.
After the leadership style assessment has been scored, we recommend you allow
approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and
action planning. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline
that expands What's My Leadership Style into a 2-hour program.
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What's My Leadership Style is ideal for training anyone who needs to
influence others towards achieving a goal, and it is appropriate for both new and
experienced leaders. The leadership style assessment can be used as a standalone
training instrument, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive program on
leadership. It makes an effective component in training programs for a variety of
topics, including leadership, management, and supervisory skills.
Personal Leadership Style
Print or Online (approximately 10 minutes)
The What's My Leadership Style? Facilitator Guide includes everything you
need to lead a successful training session - from comprehensive background information
and activities, to reproducible handouts, and even a professional PowerPoint
You will need to order 1 Facilitator Guide per trainer and either 1 Print
Participant Guide or 1 Online Assessment for each individual learner.
Both versions include a personal style report, full color charts, interpretive
information, worksheets, and action planning:
The Online Version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or
audiences that are geographically dispersed. It offers 24/7 access, streamlined
distribution, and instant scoring. It's also a great way to reduce paper use in your
The Print Version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring
and administration of the assessment, who don't know who the participants will be
before the class begins, or whose learners do not have easy access to computers. It
includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.
Mary Blitzer Field, MA is a former Senior Developer at HRDQ. While
at HRDQ Mary developed or co-developed several products including What's My
Leadership Style?, What's My Time Style?, and Mentoring in the
Before joining HRDQ, Mary was involved in marketing, developing, and presenting
corporate training seminars in communication skills such as scientific writing,
business writing, and presentations. She has worked with a broad range of industries,
with specialties in pharmaceuticals, chemical, health care, entertainment, and
manufacturing. Her corporate training experience also includes the development of
seminar manuals, visuals, and job aids.
She has gone on to provide professional training and development services at the
University of Pennsylvania Medical School and, currently, the Children's Hospital of
Mary holds an MA in English Language and Literature from Columbia University and her
teaching experience includes writing instruction at several renowned universities
including Columbia and Northeastern.
What's My Leadership Style? offers a powerful yet non-threatening method
of understanding leadership. I recently used it with a group of managers who had
merged from two departments with different management philosophies. I had allocated
an hour for WMLS. However, the discussion was so significant and meaningful that it
went a full two hours. It was a dialogue long overdue. Peter B. Grazier |
President, Teambuildinginc.com, HRDQ Consulting Partner
We needed something business-related and fun for a half-day training session with
160 branch managers. The What's My Leadership Style? assessment met that need - and
our learning goals. It enhances people's awareness of their leadership style and
how they can adjust their style to the situations and people they work with to meet
and exceed business objectives. David Levine | Vice President, Director of
Learning & Development, Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
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