What’€™s Your Leadership Style?

As the year gets underway, you’ve already set your annual goals, created new business plans and strategies for 2010 and made (and maybe dropped) some New Year’s resolutions. Next on the checklist: become the best leader you can be. And that means understanding what type of manager you are – your style, strengths and opportunities for growth.

Here are a few assessments to identify your leadership personality – and effectiveness.

What are your values – and how do they impact your management style?

According to Fortune, whether you take all the credit (or blame) when things go well (or badly) says a lot about you and how you motivate others. Take the quiz.

Want more? Check out Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s What Type of Leader Are You for how to use the Enneagram system to polish your leadership skills.

The Turknett Leadership Institute, along with psychologists, has devised four leadership development stages each of us move through – from the “me” stages to the final (and most effective) level where the leader focuses on herself, the people in her organization, the company as a whole and the world at large. Do you see the big picture?

And just for fun, which historical leader do you think like most? Take the test.

Bonus PINK Link:
Alaina Love, PINK’s Passionate Leadership blogger, shares how passion and values play a role in your management style.

“The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop
the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.” Elaine Agather

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