Respond to at least two other peers and compare and contrast what you learned about yourself with what others described. Provide relevant and appropriate feedback regarding the post and the learner’s ideas for further development.

Meyer and Meijers (2017) argue that leaders can be more effective when they understand their preferred style of leadership. As a leader having flexibility is important because a circumstance or situation may require the use of multiple leadership styles. One of the assessments had questions that focus on behaviors in a group setting and ask for a true or false response. A preferred style of leadership may involve a person’s strengths, which can be learned or natural ability. This is a comfortable place that the person should feel comfortable leading with. Daft (2018) points out that developing leadership qualities takes work including self-discovery and personal understanding.Other leadership styles may be more challenging or used less because a situation does not need that type of style applied. According to Daft (2018) leadership provides learning opportunities so people can expand their minds and abilities while they assume personal accountability. A leader will be presented with challenges and rise to the occasion with wisdom can prove influential.

               The Relational theories seems to fit me best, I tend to have a lot of positive interpersonal relationships, my background in organization communication has equipped me with a certain degree of skill that matches my outgoing personality. Daft (2018) describes how leaders build relationships through empowerment, leadership communication, team leadership, and embracing diversity. This model can impact my personal influence with stakeholders by being genuine and pleasant to be around while providing helpful information that relates to organizational goals. Personal relationships and boundaries are important for maintaining these relationships. Meyer and Meijers (2017) agree that leadership is relational, not positional.


Daft, R. L. (2018). The leadership experience (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage

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