Post a brief description of your results from the StrengthsFinder assessment
Do you believe you have the traits to be an effective leader? Perhaps you are already in a supervisory role, but as has been discussed previously, appointment does not guarantee leadership skills.
How can you evaluate your own leadership skills and behaviors? You can start by analyzing your performance in specific areas of leadership. In this Discussion, you will complete Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment. This assessment will identify your personal strengths, which have been shown to improve motivation, engagement, and academic self-conference. Through this assessment, you will discover your top five themes—which you can reflect upon and use to leverage your talents for optimal success and examine how the results relate to your leadership traits.
Complete the StrengthsFinder assessment instrument, per the instructions found in this Module\’s Learning Resources.
Please Note: This Assessment will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.
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- Reflect on the results of your Assessment, and consider how the results relate to your leadership traits.
By Day 3 of Week 5
Post a brief description of your results from the StrengthsFinder assessment. Then, briefly describe two core values, two strengths, and two characteristics that you would like to strengthen based on the results of your StrengthsFinder assessment. Be specific.
Marshall, E., & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
- Chapter 1, “Expert Clinician to Transformational Leader in a Complex Health Care Organization: Foundations” (pp. 7–20 ONLY)
- Chapter 6, “Frameworks for Becoming a Transformational Leader” (pp. 145–170)
- Chapter 7, “Becoming a Leader: It’s All About You” (pp. 171–194)
Duggan, K., Aisaka, K., Tabak, R. G., Smith, C., Erwin, P., & Brownson, R. C. (2015). Implementing administrative evidence-based practices: Lessons from the field in six local health departments across the United States. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1). doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3. Retrieved from https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-015-0891-3
Resources for the StrengthsFinder Assessment Tool
Rath, T. (2007). Strengths Finder 2.0 – with Access Code.
Purchase the access code from the Walden bookstore. Then follow the instructions in the document \”How to Access the Strengths Finder 2.0.
Document: How to Access Strengths Finder 2.0 (PDF)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2014). Leadership [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Moore Foundation. (n.d.). Nurses share lessons in leadership. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLopRJPO6GaifsYPGP_jcWXZzU10H3AaX7
Expert Answer and Explanation
The Gallup’s StrengthsFinder provided five descriptions of my string themes. Accordingly, my strong themes indicated that I am an achiever, strong belief, futuristic, relator, and individualization (Busch, & Davis, 2018). As an achiever, I portray a constant need for achievement and drive. Each day begins at zero, and I have to ensure the achievement of at least one tangible accomplishment. Secondly, the strong belief signifies the presence of having core values portray endurance aligned with the aspects of family, the value of responsibility, and deep ethical concerns. The Futuristic theme details my hope for a better future that keeps pulling me to anticipate the next day. The futuristic approach helps me to be visionary and perceive a brighter future for development (Yee et al., 2018). Additionally, as a relator, I am able to understand the relationships I have with those around, thus pulling me closer to those I already know. Lastly, the individualization aspect is essential in helping with the identification of the unique qualities of each person. Individualization is closely related to being a relator as they both focus on my interactions with other people.
The two core values that I would like to strengthen are reliability and consistency. With these two, I would be able to be futuristic and ensure that there are consistent efforts towards achieving the future. My two strengths include a determined achiever and a strong belief of success and positivity. Strengthening these two attributes has the capacity to influence leadership capability through guidance and management (Parent, & Lovelace, 2018). On the other hand, the two characters that I would like to strengthen are boosting my confidence level and enhance my curiosity. Being a great achiever requires both a curious mind to always want to know, and the confidence to seek or make use of the knowledge.
Busch, P. S., & Davis, S. W. (2018). Inside Out Personal Branding (IOPB): Using Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 and 360Reach. Marketing Education Review, 28(3), 187-202.
Parent, J. D., & Lovelace, K. J. (2018). Employee engagement, positive organizational culture and individual adaptability. On the Horizon.
Yee, G. C., Janke, K. K., Fuller, P. D., Kelley, K. A., Scott, S. A., & Sorensen, T. D. (2018). StrengthsFinder® signature themes of talent in pharmacy residents at four midwestern pharmacy schools. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 10(1), 61-65.