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[Type text] [Type text] [Type text] Name: Noor-E-Hira Naveed Course No.: MGMT 591 Course Name: Leadership and Organizational Behavior Professor: Shashon Miles May 9, 2015 Fall 16 08 Fall
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Part I: Personal Thinking Styles 1. “Primary” and “Backup” Thinking Styles: My “primary Thinking Style” is 99 percentile ‘Affiliative’ and ‘Competitive’ according to my LSI test. That means I have two Primary thinking styles. The 1 st Primary thinking style that I completely agree with is being very Affiliative . For instance, the test guide says, “You are most effective and comfortable in the company of others”. This in fact is so true that it’s scary. I am a people’s person. I need people to process and to feel alive. If I am to do a task alone even like cooking and doing dishes, it seems like a big deal. I ask my roommate to just sit there and talk sometimes. I love having the company of a human person while I am up to a task. Another example of this is that I always loved group studies. I give a lot of credit for my good GPA in my previous degree to the group studies. I am sure I couldn’t have done so well if it wasn’t for the shared knowledge and happy learning achieved from those sessions. Being affiliative, I always strive to maintain the relationships, which are important to me. I will go out of the way to make the people who are important to me, feel special and know that they are important to me. E.g. I would get my dad cake, flowers and gifts delivered although it’s super expensive since he is in Pakistan but nothing is more precious than imagining that smile on my dad’s face. I value and desire for teamwork, cooperation, and mutually rewarding relationships. I strongly believe in people sharing responsibilities equally and everybody contributing into a relationship i.e. emotionally, physically and financially. I am very expressive as is said in the test. If I like you I make sure you know it. I appreciate every little thing that people do for me and I love to return the favors. My 2nd Primary Thinking Style is Competitive . As much as I wouldn’t want to admit this It’s true that I do tend to focus more on winning than on performance excellence. The example of this that comes to my head is that when I am driving a car, I am trying to reach at my destination as fast as possible. Driving fast or reaching the destination in minimum possible time compromises the quality of driving. There is some truth to the test result’s indicating that I would jump into complex projects and situations without realizing what it takes because I want to be admired for it. This semester I was going to take two courses at first as I was thinking that would make my dad think highly of me, as that is my primary style of thinking anyways 2
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(competitive). But then, I realized it could make me feel in over my head, so I opted to go for only one course, which suited me both economically and physiologically. So as stated in the test I did at first overestimated my abilities but in time I did rationalize my decision and changed it.
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  • Style, person, Percentile rank, Constructive Style

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