Leadership

Who are You as a Leader?

It is important to realize that every leader is different and is driven by different influences. Before you determine how to lead, it is important to explore what your values are and what you are all about. You can use this section to take leadership quizzes and inventories, explore attributes that affect leadership style and begin to develop your personal philosophy of leadership.

Know Yourself

Leaders can work effectively at all levels of an organization. Sometimes they are "on stage" and sometimes they work quietly behind the scenes. In order for you to become an effective leader, it is important to get to know your own personal leadership style, what your values are and what motivates you. Listed below are different surveys to help you explore these areas and learn more about who you are and what you believe leadership is all about.

Leadership Styles

Manager to Breakthrough Leader Self-Assessment This self -assessment helps you identify areas of competency for successful leadership.

Leadership Style Survey This survey was developed by psychologist Kurt Lewin and determines which one of his three leadership styles you most align with.

Personality Inventories

Jung Typology Test This test is based on Jung and Myers-Briggs typology and will classify you into environment preferences in four areas. For a more detailed Myers-Briggs analysis, please check with campus resources to see if they offer this service.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II This instrument was designed by David Keirsey PhD for corporate, career and personal development. It sorts individuals into four different groups: Artisans, Guardians, Rationals and Idealists.

Determining Your Values

Additional inventories to help assess your values and interests can be found in the CareerPlan.

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Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are a valuable tool to help you explore the different areas of the GPS LifePlan. Check with your GPS LifePlan coordinator about upcoming events.

Courses

We also offer a college course to help you explore the different areas of the GPS LeadershipPlan:

Supervisory Leadership



Checklists
Career Checklist

Navigate your CareerPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your values, interests, and skills?
  2. Researched possible career choices?
  3. Created a resume and cover letter?
  4. Activated your eFolio account?
  5. Started the job search process?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Education Checklist

Navigate your EducationPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Developed SMART goals?
  2. Decided on a major or program of study?
  3. Assessed your learning style?
  4. Researched study skills and strategies?
  5. Arranged a meeting with an advising professional to select appropriate courses?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Finance Checklist

Navigate your FinancePlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Established your short and long-term financial goals?
  2. Created a budget?
  3. Explored resources to help you pay for college?
  4. Assessed your debt situation?
  5. Developed a savings plan for the future?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Leadership Checklist

Navigate your LeadershipPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your leadership style?
  2. Completed a personality inventory?
  3. Formed your personal mission and vision statement?
  4. Explored the leadership resources?
  5. Participated in a campus or community activity to help build your leadership skills?
  6. Determined your Carbon Footprint?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Personal Checklist

Navigate your PersonalPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Explored the transition to college resources?
  2. Assessed your resiliency and ability to adapt to change?
  3. Established personal fitness goals?
  4. Examined the physical and mental wellness resources?
  5. Researched how to manage healthy relationships?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.