When it comes to supervising and managing personnel in human services organizations, everyone has his or her own leadership style. Some styles are effective and supportive; others may be ineffectual

When it comes to supervising and managing personnel in human services organizations, everyone has his or her own leadership style. Some styles are effective and supportive; others may be ineffectual and unhelpful. When supervising and managing staff, it is important for human services administrators to first identify their leadership style and examine personal strengths and weaknesses related to their leadership style. Understanding how to utilize strengths and address weaknesses in leadership style is important for administrators to be both effective and supportive when supervising and managing.

In order to complete the Application Assignment, you must first complete the “Types of Leadership and Patterns of Management” interactive graphic provided in the Learning Resources. Once you have done so, take note of your leadership style and think about your areas of strengths and weaknesses.

After completing the self-assessment tool in this week’s Learning Resources, reflect on the results.

RESULTS:

I am very good at executing the work of a task, though I like clarity about the desired outcome.

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Engaging

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I really prefer to be peaceful and calm, finding ways to help others achieve their goals

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Achieving consensus among followers assures the best success

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It is ok to breech boundaries if we can all move in the same direction

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Being a change agent is never easy, but it is very stimulating for me

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I really prefer to be in control, though it does not have to be out in public

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Challenges should be addressed head on

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I like predictability

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I like to always put my best foot forward

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I am known to sometimes be argumentative, I believe it is the way new ideas emerge

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The best way to succeed is to trust oneself

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When determining goals to reach, we should always challenge ourselves a little beyond what we can see ourselves accomplishing

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The best way for me to relax is to spend some time alone quietly.

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When decisions are necessary my primary concern is its effect on the persons involved

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I am confident and assertive

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I am a compassionate person and there is significant value in the person (s) knowing where it comes from

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I am a very consistent person and am guided by my values

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I am a compassionate person but would rather show it behind the scenes

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I am conscientious and organized

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I like to focus on group cohesion

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When decisions are necessary I can make them easily and quickly as circumstances demand it

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My strong ability to envision the future makes me a result oriented leader

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Building and sustaining a strong image is a principle contributor to progress

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I see the big picture

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The best way for me to relax is to be reflective with a friend

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I am known to create harmony among others as it creates an optimal working environment. I am unimpressed with conflict

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Realistic

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I like to focus on feedback and encouragement

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A best friend stands by you when no one else cares. Understands you when no one else tries and believes in you when no one else does

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The best way for me to relax is for me to do something spontaneous with a group of friends

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Being able to predict outcomes and consequences, makes the best use of my analytical skills

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Synergizing capable persons into a team effort is stimulating for me

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I am persuasive and enthusiastic

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I am very good at pulling people’s skills and talents together to implement a good project

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The best way to succeed s to practice what one preaches

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Inspiring others motivates them to do their very best

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I really prefer to have important issues well researched and be as prepared as possible

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Imaginative

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Wisdom in knowing when to compromise and when not to is a principle contributor to progress

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I like to focus on winning

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Diplomacy is the best policy

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Building action teams assures the best success

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I have high expectations of myself and my work reflects that value

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When determining goals to reach, we must have a well-researched, solid foundation that justifies the goals we are setting.

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Following a plan systematically motivates people to do their very best

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I like to focus on the facts and details

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Sensitive towards others

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Facilitation of others for their personal and organization success is a principle contributor to progress

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My strong abilities to organize an event make me an effective leader

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I am a compassionate person but for it to effectively be understood and received it must be delivered in a sensible way

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I am reliable and consistent

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Addressing the needs of followers is the highest priority

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When I make decisions they are always made with both a consideration for reason as well as a consideration for genuine passion or emotion.

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Having wise control of a situation assures the best success

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Being willing to do what is necessary, even if sacrifice is needed is an attitude that makes me successful

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I am a compassionate person but it only makes sense expressing it one on one

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When determining goals to reach we should understand the breadth of the impact on the recipients of our efforts and stretch ourselves

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Creativity and thinking outside the box is a principle contributor to progress

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Being an inspiration and catalyst to individuals for them buy into a single effort together, is something I am very good at doing

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Boundaries exist as good guidelines which at times must be breeched to get to where we are going

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I really prefer to be with other people to do my work, have fun, and build relationships

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I am known to be methodical, responsible, follow and enforce the rules, policy, and guidelines as these traits insure optimal quality

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I like to consider all the options

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My strong ability and judiciousness to hold people accountable are valuable skills as I lead

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When I make decisions I am careful to gather as much background information as possible so as to make the most informed decision possible

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I am very good at insuring that the standards and quality requirements are met for any project

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Showing confidence in, and clear assurance of the direction motivates others to do their very best

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The best way for me to relax is to do something with persons who can discuss interesting subjects intelligently, and maybe even do a little debating on these subjects

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Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

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When determining goals, we need to be sure we are able to reach what we set before considering going beyond our capabilities

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Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

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I am very good at conceptualizing a direction or vision, others are better at the details

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I am known for being talkative and friendly as it is very effective in getting groups of people to contribute

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My strong listening skills are an asset to my leadership

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Establishing clear roles, and having individuals execute those roles assures the best success

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Boundaries are in place to be respected and I am hesitant to breech them and only as a last resort

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Boundaries are both the spoken and unspoken rules they bring rationality and efficiency, adherence is paramount

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Redeeming stressed relationships between persons motivates them to do their very best

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I like to analyze

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Task Oriented-Internal

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