Do you REALLY know how your personality influences how effective you are as a leader?
Leadership development professionals acknowledge that personality plays a key role in understanding the degree to which you are a fit with the requirements of a leadership role, i.e. “job fit”. Personality also plays a role in understanding “organizational fit”, e.g. whether you might be more satisfied in an organization that is creative, risk taking, and flexible versus one that is practical and adheres to process.
It is also important to be aware of personality factors that might cause you to “derail” or fail as a leader. We all have aspects of our personalities that can make us vulnerable to failure if we aren’t aware of and actively “managing” those aspects. Estimates for the rate of management derailment or leadership failure range as high as 7 in 10. And that ratio shows no signs of declining. The following are some of the reasons why leaders fail. An inability to:
To understand your unique personality and how it might influence your leadership effectiveness, Odyssey offers the Hogan Assessment Suite. Hogan has set the global standard for leadership assessment for over 3 decades, with a reputation of providing scientifically based personality assessment solutions for business and non-profit organizations.
Hogan Assessments can be used to:
Jim Doyle and Leslie Ashford, Odyssey Senior Consultants, are certified Hogan consultants. They also are certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and a variety of 360 instruments, including Benchmarks, Profilor and Voices. Please feel free to contact them for more information.