My experience with leadership and leaders has taught me that effective * Leaders lead by example (not in the book but from FM 7-22. 7 The Army Noncommissioned Officer Guide) this has stuck with me since my military days. * Leaders are risk takers * Leaders are outcome oriented * Leaders have good communication skills * Leaders take initiative My experience with leadership and leaders has taught me that ineffective * Leaders blame those who fail * Leaders take a hands-off approach * Leaders that block ideas and punish oppositions Leaders ignore conflict * Leaders control their followers My experience with leadership and leaders has taught me that the most important aspects of leadership are * Leaders have good communication skills * Leaders seek ideas and encourage disagreement * Leaders solicit feedback * Leaders are outcome-oriented * Leaders deviate from norms My experience with leadership and leaders has taught me that the least important aspects of leadership are * Leaders are in the right place at the right time * Leaders blame those who fail * Leaders are born Leaders control their followers * Leaders ignore conflict The type of person and situation my personal leadership theory describes A person who is respected, slightly feared and a good communicator. He/she treats everyone fairly that can form a level of trust amongst the team. He/she has to set the tone and properly influence the behavior to motivate people towards the organizational goals.. These results are close with my results from u02d1 Personal Values Appraisal My u02d1 appraisals were surprisingly flat across the board. I still believe I’m more of a risk aker, certainly more mitigated than I used to be. A mentor or role model who most strongly has influenced my beliefs and preferences in regard to effective leadership is My current supervisor, Bob, Director of Construction Services, is a good communicator and listens extremely well. He keeps his cool and does not jump to conclusions. Great at keeping the team focused on the goals and the outcome that needs achieved (whole picture). Does not talk much on conference calls or in person, he prefers to listen, understand the other person(s) and then comment. A master of patience.