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up being an uncomfortable time for me internally. Once I make a connection with someone, I move to deepen the relationship to see how I can help them reach their goals and encourage them along the way. My take on relationships and building a connection with someone can be risky, but sometimes, it’s worth the risk. I believe this theme indicates a unique quality within myself as a leader. I invest in my relationships and, ultimately, in the lives of those around me. Leaders that go the extra step to make a serious investment in their employees tend to stand out because they are more memorable due to that investment. When that investment is sincere, the employees can feel like their leader truly cares about them. This can assist in employee loyalty in the long run. Developer The final Signature Theme I was given was developer. As a developer, I “see the potential in others” (CliftonStrengths, 2019). I view every individual as flesh and hone with the potential to grow and develop into something special. Every person has the potential to become someone
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6 TASK 1: PERSONAL LEADERSHIP EVALUATION that is spectacular. Sometimes they just need to be guided in a direction where they can truly obtain their success. I do believe this theme is another beneficial quality to have as a leader; even though it can have some serious setbacks and challenges. This theme says that I am a leader who wants to help each individual grow into their potential. It motivates me to see others around me be successful. I also believe this theme provides another opportunity of openness to others because it shows that I am genuine in all that I do. Transformational Leadership Leadership theories are the formally researched approach to leadership. There are several different leadership theories, and the one I will be using to evaluate my own leadership style is transformational leadership. Transformational leadership is a contemporary theory that is more people focused. I chose transformational leadership because I believe that it is the leadership style I use, and my signature themes can fall under this leadership theory. Using the transformational leadership theory, I will evaluate three strengths, weaknesses and actionable items within my leadership style. Strengths The first strength I will evaluate using the transformational leadership theory falls under my developer theme. I believe my ability to see the potential in others, to help them grow and to be motivational is an important leadership strength. Nanjundeswaraswamy et al. (2014) mentions that transformational leaders “concentrate on the development of followers and their needs.” When you invest in your followers and make it known that you are there to help them grow, you create an important bond with your followers.
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7 TASK 1: PERSONAL LEADERSHIP EVALUATION The second strength I will evaluate falls under my intellection theme. As I mentioned earlier in this paper, I enjoy any type of mental stimulation, but I really thrive in a situation where my mental stimulation provides me an opportunity to grow intellectually. The best leaders
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