Discuss about the Self Analysis For Leadership.
Leadership is the art of getting the work done from others because the other individual wants to do it. Leaders set direction, make an inspiring vision, and try to create something new. For becoming an effective leader certain traits are required. Some of the traits which I possess as a leader are:
Humility: I always seek opinions from others to make sure that the decision is in the best interest of all the team mates. At the same time, I admit that I am not capable of doing everything as well as admit my mistakes (Å½iaran, 2015). This increases the chances of better results as the team is working for a common goal and makes it a cohesive group with lesser conflicts. Further, if I receive any compliment for the good work done, I make sure that the credit goes to the team as it is possible because of the team efforts.
Core Self-Evaluation: I have a confident, calm under pressure and emotionally stable personality. This helps me in taking the decisions rapidly and pursuing the initiatives for implementing the decisions (Haynie, Harris, & Flynn, 2016). My positive attitude facilitates me in giving my 100% even under the odd circumstances.
Assertiveness: Although I am humble in my approach at the same time I am assertive. I know how to express my demands, opinions, and attitudes to get the work done on time and meet the deadlines (Santora, 2007). I have high expectations from my team members that not only helps me in getting the better output but also helps my team members in knowing their potential. If I want my team to work more than expected than I make it a point that I do sit along with them and work so that the team member feels that they are fairly treated.
The sense of humor: It is more a part of behavior rather than a trait. But the effective use of humor can bring wonders. My sense of humor helps me in relieving the tension, defusing conflicts and boredom of my group (Holmes & Marra, 2006). I have observed that this skill helps me in getting the work even from a highly technical person or the senior person without insulting or criticizing anyone.
This leadership self-assessment exercise gave me an opportunity to have a deeper insight on my tendencies which will in turn help me in getting rid of weaknesses and focusing more on my strengths to have a better personality.
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