personality page


Your natural leadership style is closely related to your personality preferences. You can develop your leadership potential or skills by becoming more aware of your own leadership preferences.

Understanding your leadership profile helps you identify your natural strengths, which you can then plan to build on, and your natural weakensses, which you can then plan to mitigate. It also helps to compare your natural style with the demands of the situation and the preferences of the people you lead. This enables you to plan to adapt to different circumstances and people, to be more effective as a leader.

The table below shows your leadership scores. There is an optional 40-page leadership report that goes into more depth and suggests ways you can develop.

Goal-oriented Leadern/aGoal-oriented leadership involves setting clear and specific goals. These goals are often cascaded, so that senior management have high-level goals that are supported by the more detailed goals of staff in the rest of the organisation. These goals may also be laid out in a plan, as a sequence of events to achieve a long-term objective.
Leadership Theoristn/aWhen someone is being a leadership theorist, they base their decisions on evidence or research. They examine the strategies used by other successful leaders, or identify industry best practice, in order to understand and improve the performance of the team or organisation that they are leading.
Visionary Leadern/aA visionary leader is someone who can see the hidden trends in the market or industry in which they operate. Visionary leaders can also see how the organisation might respond to those developments. They then position the organisation to meet the future challenges. Their vision is often difficult to express, but takes shape over time.
Ideological Leadern/aIdeological leaders achieve through the promotion of ideals and values. They keep the focus of the group on those things that are most important. Ideological leadership is founded on a strong belief system that is shared by the group. It focuses effort on supporting those beliefs or championing causes with which they are associated.
Participative Leadern/aParticipative leaders achieve through people, through team work, and through collective involvement in the task. Participative leadership involves building collective ownership and commitment within the group. Participative leaders make people feel valued as an integral part of the team so that everyone achieves the goals through relationships and cooperative teamwork.
Change-oriented Leadern/aA change-oriented leader tries to promote exploration of new and better ways of doing things, or tries to uncover hidden potential in people, things or situations. Change-oriented leaders work towards a better future by trying things that are new and experimental. Although some of their initiatives may fail, others will succeed.
Executive Leadern/aWhen someone is being a executive leader, they introduce organisation into the way things are done. Executive leadership may be exercised directly through a command and control structure, or through a system of policies and quality assurance processes that can be used to monitor and improve the organisation's performance.
Action-oriented Leadern/aAction-oriented leadership involves taking action and leading by example. An action-oriented leader has a strong sense of immediacy, focusing on the task in hand and seeing it through to fruition. The role of other people in the organisation is to support the action-oriented leader (e.g.: a sports captain, or racing driver).

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To provide a report of your results, please complete the MMDI questionnaire first. If you have already completed the questionnaire, and saved your results, you can retrieve your report by logging in. Alternatively, if you made a note of your MMDI code you can recover your results using your code.

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