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What does your leadership profile tell you?

Explore your personal leadership style scores, having completed the questionnaire in the previous step.
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You should now have five totals, each lying somewhere between 0 and 20. These totals indicate the extent to which, as a leader, you typically demonstrate the following characteristics.

Leadership characteristics

Set A – Directive

You see yourself as the boss, the person who has the final say and who is readily prepared to tell people what’s required of them.

Set B – Affiliative

You are people-centred, looking to establish warm interpersonal relationships with your subordinates and be widely consultative.

Set C – Administrative

You are organised and efficient, concentrating much more on systems and policies than on people.

Set D – Pedagogic

You put teaching and learning at the centre of your professional existence.

Set E – Transformational (or Pseudotransformational)

You are the up-front leader – confident, extravert, charismatic, and looking to pull people along by the power of your personality.

Your results

Very few educational leaders are easily categorised into just one of these five groups – for most of us, several of the identified characteristics co-exist in varying proportion. What we’re looking at, therefore, is the balance between the various tendencies.

Your task

Do these results seem reasonably accurate to your preferred leadership style? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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