First-year Business Fellows gain insight on their leadership style
Robert Moorman, Frank S. Holt Jr. Professor of Business Leadership, hosted Larry Good, president of PI Midwest, in his Elon 101 class earlier this month.
Good worked with the Business Fellows to develop their self-awareness of their own leadership style. He used the Predictive Index, which according to PI Midwest, is “a deceptively simple, yet very accurate personality profile (personality test) which helps match the right person with the right job.”
This management development tool measured the students’ motives in four dimensions: Dominance, Extroversion, Patience and Formality.
During Good’s presentation, he explained the basic structure of the PI test to the students. The following couple of days, Good met with groups of 2-3 students and provided them with a more detailed assessment of their results.
“Personally, I found the PI test very interesting,” commented Shannon Miglarese ’16. “It very much reinforced tendencies I know I have by mapping character traits that support said tendencies.”
Moorman chose to provide students with the opportunity to take this test over other leadership style ones because “the PI offers good ‘food for thought’ for students who are seeking to understand how their personality may affect how they lead. Its strength is that it offers relatively clear suggestions based on its straightforward structure.”
“This activity will then lead into a more detailed examination of leadership style held later in the semester,” Moorman said.
For more information about the PI Test, visit the PI Worldwide Website .