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1 3SU2021 Ldrshp Admin Supervision SWK 665 01EE 3SU2021 SWK 662 01EE Strength Based Leadership 3SU2021 Ldrshp Admin Supervision SWK 665 01EE 3SU2021 SWK 662 01EE timothyogoma academiaedu gmail com 2 Strength Based Leadership Based on the strengths listed in Table 6 1 select five strengths that you think are descriptive of Brene Brown Explain your answer Brene Brown exhibits different types of leadership strengths The first strength that Brown can be identified with is adaptability Although Brene traveled accross many regions and experienced many challenges she adapted quickly to situations Another strength she possesses is that of an achiever This strength is portrayed is her determination to do things in her ideal approach which she managed successfully An excellent example of this would be her research interest which she excelled in and wrote about in her book The third skill Brene has is that she is strategic The strength is depicted in her ability to design strategic plans According to Northouse 2019 strategic plans can guide the personal and professional life of an individual The fourth strength that Brene has is the focus This feature is shown in her ability to achieve her objectives Without focus Brene would not be where she is currently keeping in mind that various challenges describe her past The fifth strength that Brene possesses is that she is an intelligent individual The academic and professional life achievements evidence the intellectual strengths The fact that Brene is a professor confirms that she is indeed an intellectual person Based on your answer to the previous question which of the 4 Domains of Talent Themes found in Table 6 2 Executing Influencing Relationship Building or Strategic 3 thinking do you think best apply to Brene Which domain do you believe is her strongest Explain After reviewing the case study the best domains that can be identified with Brene are executing and strategic thinking Focusing on strategic thinking Brene is a strategic thinker She can think strategically and critically to challenge the outdated methodologies utilized reporting results from research and apply to her approach What s more after coming up with strategic plans she had to execute them Therefore the strongest domain Brene possesses is strategic thinking Brene intellect assists her with utilizing the strategic skills to make good decisions effectively Describe how these strengths may serve her well as a leader and why Under what circumstances might they not serve her well Adaptability is an essential requirement for any leader since change is inevitable The adaptability strength will help Brene succeed It will prepare her to confront unforeseen circumstances and guide her to research things that can work in challenging circumstances Moreover the strength of Achiever will help Brene have the drive and determination to accomplish objectives Brene will take immense fulfilment when her team is busy and productive However this strength might not serve her well because there are always unforeseen obstacles that will hinder their objectives In case this occurs Brene could be disheartened and this will also affect followers who look to her for guidance 4 Nonetheless the strength of strategic thinking will enable Brene to work with plans In this process she acquires reasoning learning and making sound decisions to enable people to move forward when they face obstacles Also the strength of focus is essential in improving leadership This strength will help Brene cultivate a complete understanding of how she focuses on the future world and also improve her ability to develop strategy and manage people Lastly intelligence will allow Brown to evaluate opinions from different stakeholders and hypothetically utilize them to devise a strategy to drive the organization forward By being able to piece together valuable input from others better plans can be developed to increase efficiency What recommendations might you have for Brene as a leader given her unique set of strengths and the pros and cons they represent My recommendation for Brene is for her to remain transparent and continue creating an environment that encourages creativity Transparency builds trust in the team Moreover providing learning opportunities through sharing intellect would be vital for enhancing Brene s leadership However transparency and sharing of intellect can also lead to loss of critical information through whistleblowing Nevertheless the last recommendation for Brene is to demonstrate strong communication skills and remain optimistic about whatever they do which increases collaboration and productivity References 5 Northouse P 2021 Engaging Strengths Introduction to leadership Concepts and practice 5th ed pp 127 155 Sage

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