The Perfect Position

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Leadership is a critical ingredient to the success of any organization. Understanding personal leadership characteristics for organizations is crucial in determining the right fit for a job. This process involves understanding the relevant leadership theories and how these styles would best be applied to certain positions within the organization. This paper will cover a few of the relevant theories and provide insight as to how organizations can distinguish between individual styles in order to determine who is best suited for a job.

The Perfect PositionLeadership can be described as a process that involves the use of non-coercive influence in an effort to mold the organization's goals. This process involves motivating behavior toward the achievement of organizational goals and helping to develop the culture of the organization. Leaders can be described as any person whom can influence the behaviors of others without having to resort to violence or force. Understanding the definitions of leadership and an individual leader can be useful for determining personal leadership traits (Robbins & Judge, 2007).

Individual Leadership StylesSeveral assessments exist that can help to determine and understanding individual leadership traits. Pearson Education has developed many assessment tools that determine an individual's level of trust, charisma, and ability to build a team. Many of these tools were helpful in creating an individual profile on leadership strengths (Pearson Education, Inc. 2007).

Individual Leadership StrengthsThese assessments would suggest that this writer has the ability to communicate organizational direction by words and actions to members of an organization. This includes the ability to influence the creation of teams that understand the visions of an organization. The assessment also suggests that this writer is able to energize people in order to overcome any and all adversity and help to satisfy unfulfilled human needs (Pearson Education, Inc. 2007).

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