Sample Leadership Studies Paper on Behavioral Styles

Leadership Assessment Project Overview: Understanding the behavioral styles of your team is just as important as the skills they have. Great teams leverage their differences, so they complement each other. This leads to higher performance and better results. Designing highly efficient teams with members that have complimentary personality and leadership styles, using assessment instruments such as the DISC profile, has become increasingly important to organizational success. In this assignment, students will reflect upon their leadership style through a DISC (or other similar) behavior/personality self-assessment. Note that there is not a “good” style or a “bad” style. Rather, understanding one’s personality and behavioral style will help in understanding how to respond to conflict, what is a motivator, what causes stress, and how you solve problems. In addition, understand one’s DISC profile allows for more targeted selection of teammates that compliment your specific leadership style. Assignment Instructions: Begin this assignment by identifying an appealing instrument for conducting your leadership self-assessment, such as the DISC assessment posted in Learning Resources. Conduct your self-assessment. Prepare an evaluation that: Identifies the instrument (with citation to either web page or another source); Describes the results of your self-assessment, including areas of strength and challenge. Describes the potential implications of the results on professional leadership and participation as a team member. Includes one figure. In developing the final interesting, informative, and comprehensive manuscript, include the following: Select format elements from APA Style: Double-spacing; 1-inch margins; Running header; Times New Roman 12-point font; Title page. References (including at least two citations); Figure formatting per APA style. Attention to brevity, as shown by commitment to the length requirement. Is no more than 5 total pages in length (1 title page, 1 reference page, 1 figure page, ~2 written content pages). Opening and closing sentences and use of topic sentences to organize thoughts into paragraphs.