An Insight Of Gained Leadership Skills

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An Insight of Gained Leadership Skills
I will be discussing the new insights gained from this course, broken down into five different segments. I will be discussing what I have learned about my personality type, listening skills, my emotions and moods while working with others. I will also discuss what I have learned about communication skill and dealing with conflict.
Personality Type
What is personality? Interpersonal Skills in Organizations states, “Personality describes the relatively stable set of characteristics, tendencies, and temperaments that have been formed by heredity and social, cultural, and environmental factors”, (Janasz, Dows, Schneider, 2015, p. 8). I never gave much thought about my personality or why I am who I am.
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Motivation 2.0 presumed that humans also responded to rewards and punishments in their environment. Motivation 3.0, the upgrade we now need, presumes that humans also have a third drive—to learn, create, and to better the world.” (Pink, 2009, p. 225). My personality fits in with Motivation 2.0, I like to be rewarded when the job is complete. Pink implies that Motivation 3.0 gets better, more long lasting results when the people are motivated by the feeling of accomplishment when completing a task. This taught me that I need to get more creative when assigning tasks and relaying the motivation to the employees to get tasks done.
Listening Skills
It did not take this class for me to realize that I have poor listening skills. I have the bad habit of interrupting or not fully listening to the entire message. Instead I concentrate on how I am going to respond. With the assigned readings, videos and class exercises it does help give me the tools to fix my problem. Some of the benefits of active listening are “showing the speaker that you are concerned” and “encourages further communication.” (Janasz, Dowd, Schneider, 2015, p.136). Active listening will also help develop a better relationship between you and the speaker. I believe that the most important thing in any relationship, not just leadership, is communication. Good communication is a two-way street. Listening to what is being communicated to you
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