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My personality falls in the formula of INFJ. Carl Jung characterized people by using three criteria:

- Extraversion – introversion

- Sending – intuition

- Thinking – feeling

Isabel Briggs Myers added a fourth criterion:

- Judging – Perceiving

The first letters of the different combinations of the four criteria will tell you your personality type formula. My formula is INFJ – introverted, intuitive, feeling and judging. The strengths of my personality type are quiet, there for the cause not for the personal glory or political power, very helpful and good listener. The weaknesses of my personality type are not easily led, fantasize about getting revenge and I am very suspicious of others motives. Several points that I view are very exact to my personality are that I have a knack for communication, helping people and am well aware of treachery. The test also showed that I have an introverted intuition and extraverted feelings. This type of personality would work best in a career of counseling or politics. I can see myself working in a helpful communication field much like working at the Department of Human Services.

As a leader, one must be able to work with different personality types. It is best to understand your own personality and how you react to others. I will treat everyone with respect. I would go out of my way to recognize my employees for their unique talents and make sure I acknowledge them and make use of their talents within the organization. I would make sure all communication is understood by my employees with lots of clarification and having an open door policy that my employees can come talk to me at any time.

In covenantal management, one must seek balance between the rights of the company and the dignity and due process needs of employee. Hill suggests the alternative of “Covenantal Management,” calling on employers to demonstrate holiness (through purity, mutual accountability and humility), justice (through rewarding merit, compensating for harm done, recognizing substantive rights, and honoring procedural rights), and love (through empathy, mercy, and sacrifice). Covenantal management is characterized by dignity (employees have the right to be treated honorably and fairly), reciprocity (recognition that both parties have rights and duties), servant leadership (leaders who subordinate their interests to the good of the whole and equip others to succeed), and gift recognition (affirming and utilizing the talents of others). Covenantal management creates environments where employers and employees sense they are on the same team. Work becomes a shared mission, a community to which individuals gladly and proudly commit themselves. Here at Enterprise Holdings, that type of management should be used but in the building/area I work in, it is not. It is unjust, unfair, unethical practices going on. Several changes should be made and addressed immediately but when you try to bring your concerns to your supervisor or our HR department, your comments/suggestions are taken but nothing is ever done.

My personal leadership philosophy would encompass me to be committed, interdependent, lots of self-confidence, very open-minded and have social confidence. My pyramid of success as a leader would have care at the very top of my pyramid, then confidence, then very team oriented, after that, intentness then loyalty, and friendship.

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CARE

CONFIDENCE TEAM ORIENTED

INTENTNESS LOYALTY FRIENDSHIP

Below I have listed recommendations that I believe the ideal leader should exhibit:

- caring individual

- hard worker

- willing to help out no matter what

- one who pushes their employees to their limits

- individual who wants their employees ideas and tries to put them into action

- Follow procedures and adhere to policies

- Take risks

- Commitment

- Proactive

- Tells the truth, but with compassion

- Listens

- Loves people

- Aims for flawless communication

- Empower through modeled behavior

- Gives recognition

- Passionate

- Supportive

Management is about getting things done. Leadership is about achieving goals by creating a direction for a business and inspiring employees to take initiative and make the right decisions. Managers need the skills to motivate, lead and influence others. I strive to become a great leader and to employ people who can take on leadership roles and help to grow the business for the long term. Within a business, there are leaders at different levels within the hierarchy. Depending upon the circumstances, leaders will use different leadership styles. Leaders can be born as well as made.

References

Daft, R. (2011). The leadership experience, (5th.ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson Southwestern

Hill, A. (2008). Just Business: Christian ethics for the marketplace. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic

Robinson, A.G. & Stern, S. (1997). Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler

Wooden, J. and Jamison, S. (2005). Wooden on leadership. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill

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