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My Personal Leadership Approach Robin English Lamar University EDLD 5311
My Personal Leadership Approach My leadership profile Many great thinkers express the importance of knowing yourself. Lao Tzo states “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” Adam Smith states “The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.” Another example is Ramana Maharshi, he stated “Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” In order to have a better understanding of myself and my leadership and conflict styles, I completed four self- assessments. These assessments included: Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II), Task versus People Profile, Ethical Orientation, and Conflict Style. The Keirsey Temparament Sorter labeled my an Artisan. Artisan’s are not afraid of risk and will do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals. They are also have a way with people and are very charming. . I am very goal driven and will work relentlessly to accomplish what I have set my mind to. I am typically very well liked by my co-workers and friends and am often considered the “life of the party”. I make people laugh and have a carefree attitude when a social event is at hand. Before I was in education I was in sales. I was a very successful sales person. I always exceeded my sales goals for the month. My boss used to joke that I could sell ice to an Eskimo. In the classroom I use the same communication skills to sell information and knowledge. The second assessment I took was the Task vs. People Self Assessment. It is based on Blake and Mouton’s managerial grid. My score was 12 in concern for people and 15 in concern for task. I believe this puts me in the high concern for people high concern for task quadrant. Mindtools.com calls this Team Management Style and describes it as being the
most effective leadership style. Leaders who use this style are committed to their school or organizations mission and goals. I believe that completing the tasks you are assigned is vitally important. The mission of educating children is not one to be taken lightly. This job is a tremendous responsibility. The future of each child and of society in general is in the hands of educators daily. That being said, educators are people. They have personal lives, personal responsibilities and individual responses to stresses. These things have to be taken into consideration as well. In order for teachers to do their jobs well they have to feel

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