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Wk 5 Determining Your Perfect Positon

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Running head: DETERMINING YOUR PERFECT POSITION 1 Determining Your Perfect Position Pamela Lewis LDR/531 March 19, 2012 Dr. Annette Williams
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DETERMINING YOUR PERFECT POSITION 2 Determining Your Perfect Position The organization that I work for is expanding and restructurin g . I was afforded the opportunity to decide the position that I am best suited to succeed in the company. This means that I need to determine the role that I will best serve the company. The company has decided that I need to define the leadership position so I can benefit the company and be more successful in achieving company goals. First, I had to come to the conclusion about what type of leadership style I embody. Through taking a self-assessment test, I have concluded that my leadership style is both people-oriented and task-oriented. This self-assessment test is a tool that helps to discover the degree to which I am task or people-oriented. Task-orientation embodies getting the job done, while people-orientation is more concerned with group interactions and meeting the needs of the members. “The best leaders are ones that can balance their task and people orientation to various situations” (Robins). I will describe my leadership model, describe the strengths and weaknesses of my leadership style, and compare and contrast the leadership approaches that apply to my leadership style. My Leadership Style As I stated previously I took a self-assessment test to gain insight of my leadership style. My score was higher in task-oriented leadership but I also scored high as a people- oriented leader. I determined that I am both with a higher concentration on task orientation behavior. Task-oriented leadership style entails leaders helping subordinates figure out his or her tasks and oversees the daily task of the group for purposes of accomplishing goals. This leadership style is often referred to as transactional leadership. People-oriented leadership
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