Leadership Style Evaluation

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Task 1
Leadership Style
A1 – Leadership Style Evaluation:
There are basically four styles of leadership which have been defined by this course of study at WGU (Western Governors University) MBA program. These four styles are as follows:
• Director
• Problem Solver
• Developer
• Delegator
When looking at these styles I have determined that my style of Leadership is a combination of the four. These two styles are Developer and Problem solver. In order for you to better understand my style; I decided to pull from my past experiences as both a leader and a manager. My professional career has included many positions ranging from Project manager, Operations, Marketing, and Area Manager. In many of the positions I have held I have had anywhere from a few people reporting to me to up to 25 direct reports on multiple levels. It is from these past experiences that I have drawn from and determined that I have developed two leadership styles. I am 80 percent a problem solver and 20 percent a developer.
I have always been a manager who likes to involve my peers as much as possible in the decision making processes. I view this strategy as being a significant key to success for any leadership position. I rarely make decisions without involving those around me. I have always viewed the skill set and knowledge base of my associates as the best resource available for making critical business related decisions. I also have a tendency to develop those around me whenever the business allows for this. I believe in the school of thought that, as a leader, it is my job to be constantly training those underneath me to take over my position when I decide to vacate it for a promotion or lateral movement. This is what is at the heart of any company’s succession or peer development plan. Succession planning is simply defined as the development of the skills and talents of those…...

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