Leadership Theories and Styles - University of Phoenix - LDR

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Know thyselfAssuming that no one wants to work on a job that he or she dislikes, a person must have a clear understanding of what path she or he should follow in his or her business life. However, to choose a career is a tricky business, if the chosen career is one that does not suit the person, then their personality is likely to become confused which will lead to unhappiness and a feeling of being burned out.

Settling down with the right career can be as central to your happiness as choosing the right person in a relationship. Nevertheless, with any relationship, there is no right or wrong answers, therefore self-assessments can help to find a career that fits his or her personality because everyone is different, and every situation is unique.

Self-assessments are tools to help a person to gain a better understand of one's personality, to increase the chances of becoming successful as well as a better person.

According to the scores of the Self-Assessment of Prentice Hall, I am very charismatic, people oriented, well balanced in my trust towards others and I am seen as a trustworthy person. I can also use some improvement on my disciplinary skills as well as on my skills regarding building a leading team.

LeadershipThe interest in leadership has increased during the early part of the twentieth century. Early leadership theories focused on what qualities distinguished leaders and followers, while subsequent theories looked at other variables such as situational factors and skill level.

There are several different approaches and theories behind a leader's behavior, following are some of which describe respective strengths and weakness as the case might be:•Traits: Can be consistent with our perception of what leaders are, but this theory ignores the situational context of leadership.

•Style: What leaders...