Build a leadership profile with Style Trade

    StyleTrade – is an on-line Actee concept

    The StyleTrade works this way: as a leader/trainee participating in a session including StyleTrade, the participant picks out a number (12) of statements, that she/he thinks fit her/him best as a leader and person, and discard the rest of the statements.

    Behind each of the statements lies a leadership or change or communication style or any other style you might think of – but the participant does not know what statement relates to what style or does not know that there is a connection between statement and style at all.

    One of the standard Actee StyleTrade is based on Goleman’s six styles of leadership.  

    Instead of one of the standard Six Styles it could be the any leadership model.

    Imagine a leadership model with 4 Leadership Roles let s call it “The 4 styles” with e.g. 25 written statements to match each Role – 100 in all. Imagine this 4 styles coach, player, shooter, thinker  

    1. By picking “a deck” of 12 statements out of a possible 24 presented, the participant will create a “4 Role Profile” of her/his own.

    This profile is interesting to dive into: it could be, that none of the chosen statements related to – let’s say – Coach, and only one related to player, and the rest to shooter and thinker.

    This process can be facilitated into both reflection and discussion of profile and talk about focus, blind spots and strengths, individually and at a group level.

    1. When each of the participants - in a group session - has picked the 12 statements, it is time to swap statements between the participants in the session.

    The participants will try to get rid of statements they think fits them the least, and get statements from others that fit them better. This process will drive insights into how do others see me – why do you think this statement fits me? Or thanks, I’m happy you acknowledge that side of me! This is done in the room or virtually, but always on-line via an individual device: smartphone, tablet, pc.

    There is a lot of moving around and discussion on who do you think I am….

    1. At the end, the participant will have an even more fitting “4 Role Profile” than the one the picked for themselves originally. All is done online using a device: smartphone, tablet, pc and the Actee StyleTrade tool.

    Would this be interesting to dive into?

    “The 4 styles ” StyleTrade would then be your own to use and price for the profile you have created is set as you see fit.

    Your work:

    The recommendation and work you need to do is to write 25 (or more) statements per Role – 100 all in all. Writing the 100 statements would be your job.

    Statement examples: “I continuously raise my own expectations to my own performance”, “I inspire others to adopt my visions”, I often prioritize the quality of the result over the employees ownership to the task”. From Six Styles StyleTrade.

    This is how easy it is to incorporate you own leadership, change, communication or alike model in to Actee styletrade.

    If you want to test a styletrade you need to reg as a user for free on Actee and then go for tools to find the styletrade.

    Note you can invite a colleague to swop with or you can do it by yourself to get your profile.

    Here is a link. Log in to try the execise.