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Leadership Skill Development One leadership skill that I need to work on is communication. When it comes to conversations, I have no problem saying what needs to be done, why things are being done, or even what you need to improve on. Where I lack in communication is active listening. “People with D style have little patience for small talk, and you may grow restless listening for long periods without the opportunity to speak” (5). I understand that active listening is essential to continue building trust, demonstrating concern, and showing understanding. I get so caught up in what needs to be done to where, sometimes, I forget to pause and actively listen. The steps I am going to take to ensure this happens is to first pay attention, give the person time to think, voice their opinion or concern, thoroughly listen to them, and try to understand what they are feeling and have empathy for them. Also I need to provide verbal awareness and respond to the them so they know I am paying attention. The way to measure this is by direct feedback from my team.
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MY LEADERSHIP PROFILE 4 Another leadership skill that I want to enhance is public speaking. When I come to large groups, especially people I do not work with on a regular basis, or it makes my anxiety go through the roof. I know what I need to present, but that voice in my head is speaking negative thoughts that get in the way. One of the stressors for D style is having your ideas or authority challenged. I do not have to speak publicly very often, maybe twice a year, but I would still like to master it. When it comes to public speaking, I would say getting to know your audience beforehand may make me feel more at ease. Conclusion My leadership experience derived form the Marine Corps and moded me into the leader that I am today. Which in hindsight I am not surprised that my DiSC reveals that my wprk[ace profile is dominance. With that said, in Marines most of the time there is no room to explain why we are doing something until the end, or to show empathy in communication. Active listening and showing empathy are my biggest weakness along with public speaking, and to be a well- rounded leader (a better leader), I need to improve on those skills drastically. After all, empathy is “Considered to be the most important people skill, individuals can observe and interpret the subtle signals that indicate what others are feeling and thinking” (5). Sources: 1. Jack Welch. 2005. Winning 2. Daniel Goleman. 2003. Leadersip That Gets Results. Harvard Business Review 3. JWI510. Week 3. Lecture 1. Your Leadership Style 4. JWI505. Week 3 Video. Lorenzo Simonelli. Improving Communication 5. Sean Miller. Everything DiSC Workplace Results. 2018. 6. Leadership. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2018, from
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