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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 leadership.
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
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.
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 presentation.
You will need to order 1 Facilitator Guide per trainer and either 1
Print Participant Guide or 1 Online Assessment for each individual
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 training.
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 Moment.
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 Philadelphia.
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
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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