Reply to Discussion Post 3-29-1
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by making recommendations for how they might strengthen the leadership behaviors profiled in their StrengthsFinder assessment, or by commenting on lessons to be learned from the results that can be applied to personal leadership philosophies and behaviors.
The StrengthsFinder assessment results show my core strengths are positivity, individualization, relator, intellection, and arranger. The positivity theme is that I am upbeat and excited about the accomplishments of others. It explains that I see the good in people and am driven by my talents. Someone with the individualization quality is interested in the qualities of others and understands peopleâ€™s strengths. It also describes someone who can blend into a group and work well with others. The relator strength describes that I like having close relationships with others, enjoy reading, and worry about wasting time, etc. Intellection is a strength evident in someone who enjoys intellectual conversations and solving problems. An arranger measures up to expected high standards, works hard in a group, and is choosy about who I put myself around.
A transformational leader is practical but effective in motivating others in organization and empowerment (Broome & Marshall, 2021). These characteristics are essential to the two core values shown in my strengths assessment: positivity and individualization. These values are instrumental in my daily life. I strive to strengthen my ability to have a positive attitude toward others and inspire others with compliments on their talents. Understanding and complimenting oneâ€™s strengths and weaknesses allows for growth. Therefore, strengthening this ability will help people develop their weaknesses and strengths. Individualization shares some of the same characteristics as positivity but includes aiding others, teamwork, and respect. It also explains that I share discoveries with others but tend to share more than what is necessary. I want to strengthen this by only streamlining the facts.
Two strengths I would like to strengthen would be relator and positivity. The relator strength describes one driven by talent and someone people come to for advice. I want to strengthen such qualities to be someone people respect and trust. Those qualities are important to me and crucial to being a good leader. A leader establishes the culture and behavior in the work environment; therefore, the atmosphere will suffer if trust is not a focus (Lewis, 2022). I also look to remain a person of positivity in my professional and personal life. It is difficult to be positive during hard times. For example, another quality of mine, per the assessment under the Positivity section, is the ability to overlook someoneâ€™s flaws to find the good in them. It is extremely difficult for me to remain positive in certain situations when doing this allows people to take advantage of my kindness. However, I seek to remain positive in every aspect and see the good in people even during times of uncertainty.
The characteristics of the intellection and arranger are ones that I hope to strengthen. I have the hardest time with these two strengths characteristics. I want to develop the strength of collecting and retaining different information to inform others better. I need to start and finish something to understand certain concepts and plans for the future. An arranger is a good team member by working hard and maintaining propriety and ethical commitments. I need also to strengthen the flexibility characteristic to be a quality leader. A flexible leader is innovative and adaptable to changes and challenges (Center for Creative Leadership, 2021). I plan to maintain these qualities on my leadership journey.
Resources:FYI can use one of the following resources but the other two must be from other scholarly sources within the last 5yrs.
- Broome, M., & Marshall, E. S. (2021). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
- Chapter 1, â€œFrameworks for Becoming a Transformational Leaderâ€ (pp. 2â€“19 ONLY)
- Chapter 6, â€œShaping Your Own Leadership Journeyâ€ (pp. 182-211)
- Duggan, K., Aisaka, K., Tabak, R. G., Smith, C., Erwin, P., & Brownson, R. C. (2015). Implementing administrative evidence-based practices: Lessons from the field in six local health departments across the United States. BMC Health Services Research, 15Links to an external site.(1). doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3. Retrieved from https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3
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