Respond to at least two other peers and compare and contrast what you learned about yourself with what others described. Provide relevant and appropriate feedback regarding the post and the learner’s ideas for further development.

  • Describe how  this model will guide your human resources leadership role 

I took the leadership orientation assessment and learned that I have more of an initiating structure than a consideration structure. The initiating structure is described ad the extent that a leader is task oriented as well as how they direct their subordinates’ work towards achieving goals (Daft, 2018). I only scored one point lower in consideration. Consideration looks what the extent that a leader cares about their subordinates, establishes trust, and respects their ideas and feelings (Daft, 2018). I tend to lead on a sliding scale with both of these. If I am with a group that need more direction I will fall more to the initiating structure, where as if I am with a group that does not need as much direction and that needs a little more in terms of personal relationships I will fall more towards consideration.

  • identify how this model can impact your influence skills with stakeholders outside of the human resources area. 

The leadership style assessment showed that I am equally task orientated and people oriented (Daft, 2018). I think that this will impact my influence skills with stake holders because I am able to adapt my leadership style based on the situation. I also think that this will impact my influence skills because it is suggested that a balance of concern for tasks and a concern for people is critical to have success in leadership long term. Stakeholders would be looking for someone that can be successful longer because it would not require them to spend as much money to replace leaders when they are no longer as effective. 

Daft, R. L. (2018). The leadership experience (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.