MGMT 591 LSI paper

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Self-Reflection of Leadership Styles
Leadership & Organizational Behavior: MGMT 591 – 13740
Professor Joseph Neptune
January 19, 2014

Self-Reflection of Leadership Styles
Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is a survey that “measures 12 specific styles of patterns of thinking that can either help or hinder a person from reaching his or her potential” (Human Synergistics). Human behavior is a perplex issue and is most often influenced by culture, religion, education, value systems, ethnic and other factors. Individuals often know what drives there particular styles but unless studied they may not know what their strengths and weaknesses actually are. The LSI survey identifies three specific styles of
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After reading more about the term it states that you may have difficulty making decisions, pre-occupied with my own concerns, and recently experienced something traumatic or disappointing. I identify with each of these points, and this is why I rated a low level of avoidance. When making group decisions, I focus more on what the group wants and what other would prefer instead of what I want. I know what decision I would make for myself, but I will not state it because I don’t want to impose my ideas on other people, as I feel I sometimes can do. Also, I am going through a traumatic event, as my mother passed away one year ago and I am sure this has affected my leadership style. So after researching avoidance and understanding that it is the lowest scored event in the survey I would have to agree with it and I do think that I can learn from this event the most. I do think that I will be a better leader once I am no longer preoccupied with my own concerns, make clear decisions and once I deal with my personal experiences.
I can see how my personal style impacts my management style in a positive way. Professionally, I am not a manager; however, I manage receptionists’. My personal styles listed above effect my management style in planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Planning involves scheduling and forecasting for future events. My