Learn Your Leadership Style

Achieving success in a team environment starts with identifying your strengths. Which of these roles do you fit into?Achieving success in a team environment starts with identifying your strengths. Which of these roles do you fit into?

Human Relations-Oriented Roles

  • Encourager: praises, agrees and accepts others’ contributions
  • Harmonizer: mediates differences, reconciles disagreements and reduces tension
  • Compromiser: offers common ground on conflicts where his or her position is involved
  • Gatekeeper: keeps communication channels open by encouraging others’ participation
  • Standard Setter: expresses ideals for the group to achieve

 

Task-Oriented Roles

  • Contributor: suggests new ideas or a changed way of doing things
  • Information Seeker: asks for clarification of suggestions made
  • Opinion Seeker: asks for clarification of the values, not the facts, of what the group is undertaking
  • Information Giver: offers authoritative facts or generalizations
  • Opinion Giver: states his or her belief and encourages the group to adopt it
  • Elaborator: spells out suggestions with examples
  • Energizer: prods the group to action

— Jessica Mozo