Lsi Assignment

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Life Styles Inventory Exercise Robert A. Hamilton GM 591 Professor: Cynthia Osofsky Sept 10, 2011

Personal Thinking Styles

As a result of taking The Life Styles Inventory I have found that my two primary personal thinking styles fell into the groups of achievement and self-actualizing. In these groups I received my highest scores of 95%.
Achievement, the first
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Secondly, it was helpful in identifying the traits that I hold and can further expand upon.
As far as choosing a limiting style, I would have to choose Approval. I scored a 25% in this area. I don`t hold the negative attributes of this style, such as Low self-esteem or a Preoccupation with the opinions of others, or for that matter any of the others. However, maybe this could work against me to a certain extent. It may be beneficial to me to more cognitive of what others think. Sometimes I just follow my own program of thinking that working hard and learning the next thing is adequate. Many of my peers are preoccupied with showing off to the boss. This could be an area that I could improve in.
An example of a behavior in this category would be, “an over-concern with being popular and well-liked”. I am well liked and popular amongst my immediate peers, however, I should be more concerned with impressing management level employees. This could improve my chances for advancement.
I do have an example of this. A gentleman by the name of John has very well developed interpersonal skills and follows the “metrics” of our company extremely well. However, he does not possess many problem solving attributes and was recently promoted to a higher position. When John is faced with a problem he can`t handle, he generally escalates it to our tier two representatives. This is well within his job description, but most of us try to learn how to solve the issue
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