According to the Leadership Compass Self Assessment, I thrive with both Action and Vision. I thought this assessment was pretty interesting because I couldn’t quite check off every point I wanted to because it continued to say something that I don’t consider myself to be or do. For example, “I am quick to act and express a sense of urgency for others to act.” Yes, I believe I am quick to act, but I don’t necessarily believe that I express a sense of urgency for others to act. I like to think that I encourage others to act. Maybe this is the same thing, but the wording did throw me off.
I think it is interesting that I scored both with Action and Vision because they can be seen as opposites. I am a “go-getter” and will get things done, but I also like to have a purpose and a game plan, i.e. vision. Tests like these are eye-opening, and I can see how I could thrive in both of these areas within teaching. I need to know what I am doing, but also know why I am doing it. This is true, and I see this now within my own life. When I lead others, I do need to see the what and the why.