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Title: Leadership Styles: Discovering Your Own Style and Appreciating Differences


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Leadership StylesDiscovering Your Own Style and
Appreciating Differences
  • David M. Irby, Ph.D.
  • University of California
  • San Francisco

2
Preview
  • Understanding Your Style Preferences
  • Appreciating Differences
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Creating Productive and Cooperative Teams

3
Leadership Styles
  • Leadership involves achieving remarkable results
    through others
  • Styles are systematic ways of perceiving,
    thinking and acting
  • Styles provide four windows on the world
  • Ideals, Action, Logic, Harmony(feelings)
  • Everyone has each style and has preferences
  • Each style has strengths and challenges

4
Understanding Your Style Preferences
  • Idealist
  • Activist
  • Analyst
  • Harmonizer

5
Idealist Style
  • Pursues excellence and ideals
  • Helps and supports others
  • Stresses cooperation, participation and loyalty
  • Does what is right
  • Listens to others

6
Idealist Style Challenges
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Initiate action
  • Remain flexible

7
Activist Style
  • Action and task oriented
  • Takes charge and gets results
  • Leads in direct and forceful manner
  • Organizes others and achieves results

8
Activist Style Challenges
  • Reduce speed
  • Involve others
  • Focus
  • Follow procedures

9
Analyst Style
  • Analytical, methodical, practical
  • Objective and rational
  • Establishes and follows plans
  • Relies on fair policies and procedures

10
Analyst Style Challenges
  • Move more rapidly without data
  • Set priorities
  • Be sensitive to feelings

11
Harmonizer Style
  • Enthusiastic and sociable
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Seeks consensus and harmony
  • Works for flexible and adaptive solutions

12
Harmonizer Style Challenges
  • Be organized and task oriented
  • Maintain direction
  • Confront differences

13
Four Style Preferences
  • Idealist
  • Activist
  • Analyst
  • Harmonizer

14
Understanding Differences
  • Select your most preferred style
  • 1. Idealist, 2. Activist, 3. Analyst,
    4. Harmonizer
  • Assemble by style
  • If more than five, sub-divide
  • Introduce yourselves
  • Appoint a recorder
  • Discuss the case (general approach)

15
Four Style Preferences
  • Idealist
  • Activist
  • Analyst
  • Harmonizer

16
Communicating Effectively
  • Lead with your strength
  • Appreciate differences
  • Adapt to different styles
  • Use multiple approaches

17
Creating Productive and Cooperative Teams
  • David M. Irby, PhD
  • University of California
  • San Francisco

18
Preview
  • Style Differences How they help and what
    they want
  • Case Discussion
  • Creating Effective Teams

19
How Idealist Helps
  • Helps by being available, non-directive,
    encouraging
  • Wants to be responsive and helpful, to pursue
    ideals and excellence, and to show concern for
    others

20
How Activist Helps
  • Helps by taking initiative, offering suggestions,
    seeing opportunities, confronting problems
  • Wants opportunities to perform, to meet a
    challenge, to take initiative and to be
    responsible

21
How Analyst Helps
  • Helps by providing informative and practical
    advice, analyzing problems step by step
  • Wants opportunities to be analytical, to use
    familiar procedures, and to build on what is
    known

22
How Harmonizer Helps
  • Helps by listening with warmth and empathy, and
    helping others to come up with their own answers
    and meaning
  • Wants a chance to be with others, to use humor,
    and to be in the spotlight

23
Working as a Team A Case Study
  • Assemble by number
  • Introduce yourselves and describe your styles
  • Discuss the case
  • Identify the styles of each team member
  • Describe how each of you would orient the team
  • Obtain reactions of others to your proposal

24
Four Style Preferences
  • Idealist
  • Activist
  • Analyst
  • Harmonizer

25
Creating Effective Teams
  • Orient and provide clear expectations
  • Ask for learner goals, interests, background
  • Create an enthusiastic and supportive learning
    climate
  • Provide direction, follow-up, feedback
  • Coordinate with senior resident and seek
    assistance when problems arise

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Conclusion
  • Teams work most effectively when
  • differences are acknowledged and affirmed
  • Each persons unique contributions can be made
  • Decisions and actions are based upon diversity of
    perspectives
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