Results: Style Questionnaire and Situational Leadership questionnaire
Take the Style Questionnaire, Situational Leadership questionnaire, and LPC and discuss your results here in your journal.
A: The scores I received on the style questionnaire were a 42 on task which is in the high range, and a 30 in relationship which is moderately low. I am more task oriented towards others, I need lots of improvement in the relationship orientation to be an effective leader. Today as a leader I would most likely use the authority-compliance style of leadership. This style places heavy emphasis on taks and job requirements, and less emphasis on people, except to the extent that people are tools for getting the job done (Northouse, 2012). I would like to move into the middle of the road management style. This style describes leaders who are compromisers, who have an intermediate concern for the task and an intermediate concern for the people who do the task (Northouse, 2012).
After doing the situational leadership questionnaire I found out that I would not be a great situational leader. All four questions I answered incorrectly, I was not able to place employees into correct situations. Effective leadership occurs when the leader can accurately diagnose the development level of subordinates in a task situation and then exhibit the prescribed leadership style that matches that situation (Northouse, 2012).
On the least preferred coworker questionnaire I scored a 36 which is very low. This means that I am task oriented. Because the LPC is a personality measure, the score you get on the OPC scale is believed to be quite stable over time and not easily changed (Northouse, 2012). I will try to be a more relationship motivated but this will be difficult to do.
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