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Assingment B

Values and Characteristics of Leadership
Hollyann Hicks
Tidewater Community College
BUS117- Leadership Development
Dr. Nancy Whitfield
February 13, 2022
Values and Characteristics of Leadership
The emotional intelligence self-assessment yielded a score of 43 out of 50, which indicates a high
amount of emotional intelligence and a strong character. The categories, self-awareness, self-regulation of
emotions, empathy, and social skills, were all highly scored. In the self-monitoring assessment, the
received score was a 56, which signifies a person with strong self-awareness. The last self-assessment was
measuring narcissism; I received a score of 70, with a possible scoring range between 30 to 120, which
implies a moderate degree of narcissism. The desire for power and leadership was the highest-scoring
category with a 20 out of 24, with all other categories equating between 11 and 15 out of 24. These
assessments influenced my understanding of my personal leadership habits by bringing me greater
confidence and belief of why I can be a good leader. Having high emotional intelligence and
self-monitoring allows me to be self-aware of my behaviors and attitudes as a leader and how they affect
my team. An article addressing a study on the effects of emotional intelligence and empathy considers the
following, "Having EI and empathy positively affects individual well-being, interpersonal relationships,
and social adjustment" (Cardona-Isaza et al., 2022). This relays the idea that having a higher-level
understanding of myself and what personal values I instill, maintains my positive impacts on my team
members, while also encouraging me to better develop what strengths I need to succeed.
The generation that I fall into is the Millenial or also dubbed as Nexters. This generation's values are
contrasting to older generations when reading into one's social awareness and the power one's workplace
holds over their daily lives. For example, if a millennial feel disrespected at their workplace, they are
more likely to quit their job rather than to stay due to millennials valuing proper treatment over loyalty to
an employer. Millennials also demand flexibility, diversity, tolerance, and openness as a foundation for a
progressive workplace (Nahavandi, 2014, p.110). In an interview of a successful female leader, whose
name was not provided, a wonderful explanation of her was described using a person-oriented and open
leadership style, which is an admirable approach in today's society (Gervias, 2021, p.3). This is a great
example of a work environment that matches millennial values in which communication is open and each
individual is appreciated. Some of my values contrast those of my generation, and other values are shared.
As millennials value tolerance in the sense of excusing low effort work or mistakes in an attempt to create
a non-judgmental environment, I value hard work and dedication, laddering that tolerance is not
something I find high value. However, I vouch for diversity and openness along with my generation
because of my belief differences must be appreciated and communication should be normalized. Overall,
the leadership values I hold agree with those of Nexters in topics like diversity and social consideration,
but differ in dedication to work and earning recognition.
Cardona-Isaza, A. d. J., Jiménez, S. V., & Montoya-Castilla, I. (2022). Emotional Intelligence.
Decision-making Styles in Adolescent Offenders and Non-offenders: Effects of Emotional
Intelligence and Empathy., Volume 32(Issue 1), p51-60. EBSCOhost. 10.5093/apj2021a23
Gervias, R. L. (2021, Winter). Back to basics. Assessment & Development Matters, Volume 13(Issue 4),
p18-22. EBSCOhost.
Nahavandi, A. (2014). The Art and Science of Leadership (7th Edition). Pearson Education (US).
https://reader2.yuzu.com/books/9780133820249 (Gervias, 2021, #)