Leadership Style and Versatility


Gain an understanding of two basic dimensions of behavior that create differences in personal style/social style. Increase awareness of personal style strengths and potential blindspots, plus general expectations and preferences of various styles. Develop skills in adapting one’s own style to work more effectively with various individuals and to increase overall effectiveness as a leader.


Greater awareness of your leadership style in the workplace and an increased ability to adapt to differences in people improves communication, reduces interpersonal tension, and allows employees to focus on productivity.

Leadership Style and Versatility is designed for:

  • Supervisors/Managers new to a leadership position and need some type of formal leadership training
  • Supervisors/Managers accountable for managing one or more individual contributors
  • Individual Contributors/Professional Staff being groomed for future leadership responsibilities
  • Supervisors/Managers seeking a refresher course on tools/techniques for effective supervisory leadership
  • Training Managers who are evaluating leadership development programs to bring in-house

Class Objectives

  • Develop participants’ understanding of two basic dimensions of behavior where people differ and which create differences in personal/SOCIAL STYLE
  • Describe four basic SOCIAL STYLES, including both the strengths and potential blind spots of each style
  • Emphasize the importance of versatility for success as a leader
  • Increase participants’ awareness of how they are perceived in terms of SOCIAL STYLE and versatility
  • Share information on the four styles’ general preferences and expectations
  • Increase participants’ skills in recognizing SOCIAL STYLES and adapting to SOCIAL STYLE differences in order to improve work relationships
  • Foster action planning for applying an understanding of SOCIAL STYLES to improve professional effectiveness and to coach others in the same

Applied Skills

  • Be aware of how you are perceived in your workplace
  • Recognize differences that may exist between your own and others’ styles and suggest ways to work more effectively together
  • Modify your personal style/expand beyond your personal comfort zone to better meet the needs of a situation or the preferences and expectations of others
  • Utilize the feedback and suggestions for versatility to improve effectiveness in working with others, especially as a leader
  • Coach others on how to recognize, appreciate and adapt to differences in style in order to improve their personal and professional effectiveness

Assessment Instrument

SOCIAL STYLE® and Versatility™ profiling provided by

TRACOM Authorized Reseller

Course Length: 1 Day