Leader Focus Report

Who you are determines how you lead

As a leader, you will influence others in their jobs – your actions will impact the morale, well-being, and productivity of your team. You need to encourage followership, persuade people to work toward common goals, and motivate them to work hard. All leaders have a distinct set of qualities that define how they relate to others, process information, perform tasks, set priorities, and lead teams. These qualities influence your ability to get along with others and have a successful career as a leader.

Leadership is complex

This report concerns six behavior patterns that influence leadership effectiveness. They affect what you focus on, how you are seen by others, and how you manage yourself, your career, and your relationships. This report provides information about your reputation and personal brand, and can provide powerful self-insight.

Your leadership context

Regardless of your current or aspirational role, you are constantly making leadership impressions on those around you. This report is designed for individuals in traditional people leadership roles, but is also applicable to those who want to understand the ways in which they influence others or work in a broad range of leadership contexts – leading a product, project, process, initiative, technical team, or just informally leading in everyday life. Regardless of the specific leadership context, the six dimensions described in your report concern universal leadership dimensions that will help you better understand your natural leadership style, sharpen your influence strategies, and improve your overall effectiveness.

Understanding your results

There are a few important things to keep in mind when reading your report:

  • Resist the temptation to evaluate high scores as “good” and low scores as “bad.” High scores do not necessarily indicate greater leadership competence, nor do low scores necessarily indicate leadership deficiency. Interpretation is context- specific; it is critical to consider your unique leadership context and role demands when interpreting your scores.
  • All profiles will indicate some specific areas of strength as well as some potential development needs. It is important to examine your profile holistically and consider how your individual scores interact with each other and the context. You can use this report to help you understand how to best leverage your strengths as well as how you may need to adapt your approach to meet situational demands.
  • Higher scores indicate greater focus on that style dimension, whereas lower scores indicate less focus on that style dimension. For example, a person may score high on the “Results Leader” dimension but low on the “People Leader” dimension, indicating a relentless focus on winning, while possibly competing with or overwhelming others on their team. There are contexts in which this focus may contribute to success and others in which it could detract from success. Becoming more aware of your areas of focus can help you identify situations or contexts in which you may need to flex your style to achieve greater results.
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