Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4)

June 20, 2012

Assess Your Leadership Style

At CO2 Partners, we encourage leaders looking for a new position or a new career to listen to their inner voice, know their mindset, rank their core values, and discover their strengths. Then it’s time to and assess and fine tune their leadership style.

As executive coaches, we don’t try to mold leaders into the “right” way to be. To be an authentic leader, you must act authentically. We want you to be you. When you know your strengths and core values, you can maximize their impact, avoid common pitfalls, and develop a leadership style that’s clear and consistent. Some leaders don’t operate from that position of confidence, don’t have a precise awareness of their style, and often run into the same kinds of challenges, which they struggle to overcome.

At CO2 Partners, we offer two leadership-assessment tools: the Just Ask Leadership Assessment (free with a purchase of the book, Just Ask Leadership) and the 360 Assessment. The Just Ask Leadership Assessment is a single-user model that will help define your leadership style and help you ask clearer and more effective questions. The 360 Assessment incorporates feedback from your current or former coworkers. It only takes 7 minutes for your coworkers to complete, and it provides a rich, more complete picture of your leadership style.

Whether you use the CO2 Partners tools or arrive at your leadership style in another way, it’s important that you’re able to articulate your strengths and values, and how they fit in with your style. When you know your leadership style, you’ll show up stronger for interviews and you’ll be able to recognize positions and organizations that are tailor-made for you.

Related Posts:

Career Move Mindset (Part 1)

Three Steps to Discover Your Values (Part 2)

Discover Your Strengths (Part 3)

Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4)

Discover Your Hedgehog (Part 5)

Activate Your Goal  (Part 6)

Resume Recommendations (Part 7)

Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8)

An Avatar Is Worth a 1,000 Words (Part 9)

Resumes & the Art of Storytelling (Part 10)

Work to Do Before You Network (Part 11)

Boost Your Savvy via LinkedIn (Part 12)

Put Facebook to Work (Part 13)

Increase Your Klout Score (Part 14)

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4 Ways to Improve Your References (Part 17)

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