Behavorial Profile Reflection

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The commencement of this course was a little daunting, but in order to learn we must face our fears. On several occasions throughout the first session, I questioned why I was putting myself through this at this stage in my life. My intense desire to learn and better myself soon outweighed my fears and I settled into the class. The purpose of this assignment is to encapsulate my learning from this course and how I may apply the information to my future practice. Reflecting on the course I will explore just some of the topics, tools, techniques and methods that had the most impact on my learning in relation to collaboration and the potentially impact the learning has had on my personal and professional awareness and my effectiveness as a leader.…show more content…
Kantor’s Behavioral Profile helps define our strengths and weaknesses, and assists in our understanding of where we fit into a group. This also helps when joining a new group as it helps identify the different profiles within a group, this can assist in ensuring that the group can collaborate effectively. In order to collaborate effectively it is important to have a clear understanding of individual’s behavioural profiles. In conjunction with behavioural profiles it is imperative that consideration is given to the fact that individual’s come from a wide range of organisations and that each organisation has its own remit and boundaries. One of the main insights that came from my behavioural profile was that I need to explore Opposing, I have consciously started to work on this, at times this has proved difficult as time constraints often require the task to be completed. I have also learned that on occasions it is better to become a bystander, listening then offering alternatives which in turn has developed the opportunity to explore alternatives creating opportunity to oppose, resulting in generating better relations and trust within my working environment. The more I practice this the more confident I have become; this should prove a very useful tool when I am involved in…show more content…
The Majorian / Minorian excersise gave rise to explore collaboration, individuals behavourial propensities, communication and how trust is a vital part of any collaboration. This exercise also gave me a clearer understanding of how the individuals or groups might feel when collaboration is set up to address an issue arising from identified perceived needs. From the onset of this exercise there was a lack of trust, this was a direct result of having very limited information, such as why the Majorians had come to offer support, what were they offering, also what would they gain from the offer? On reflection the Ladder of Inference was very evident, as throughout the short discussion and with the limited information available assumptions were made, past experiences influenced these assumptions beliefs, values, mind-sets determined the way we thought and acted. I have learnt that challenging or clarifying assumptions and encouraging people to reframe is essential. Also to be an effective leaders it is necessary learn and practise the use tools like the 'Ladder of Inference ' and 'Reflective Inquiry ' to challenge each other’s assumptions in order to build shared understanding. This in turn relies on
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