The issue of ‘Leadership’, as discussed in this month’s CareTalk magazine, is a subject close to our hearts at Profiles4Care. Leadership is a hugely personality-focused issue, which is why, historically, personality profiling was mostly conducted only on top level executives, before online profiling made it simpler and affordable to expand its use.
The personality of a leader is a key element in the broad equation that makes up their leadership style. In every group situation, members bring a set of personality. For example, people who have task-oriented personality types tend to have considerable focus on details. They are not comfortable initiating an action-plan until they are satisfied they have all the necessary facts.
On the other hand, people who have relations-oriented personality types tend to have considerable focus on the result and are comfortable initiating an action-plan when they have just the essential facts. Therefore, it is important for a leader to understand personality and accurately adjust their leadership style to the management situation.
The basis of Profiles4Care’s Values Based Recruitment solution is that getting the right people with the right values, attitudes and behaviours into the right position, at all levels in the organisation, and provide them with all the training and development they need, then they will succeed.
We fully support the Leadership Qualities Framework, which is available from The National Skills Academy web site here: www.nsasocialcare.co.uk/about-us/leadership-qualities-framework. It illustrates the attitudes and behaviours needed for high quality leadership at every level of the sector. If you know what you’re looking for it makes life a whole lot simpler.