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This module contained concepts that provide every leader with valuable tools that can be used to enhance their effectiveness. Although all of the concepts of this module are useful, I believe the most valuable concepts are Adaption-Innovation (A-I) Theory, Team Building, and Full Range Leadership Development (FRLD). I believe many of the lesson principles in these concepts are closely related and tie into each other on a regular basis and that's why it's important to have a good understanding of these concepts.
After completing the cognitive preference estimator I discovered that I am moderately adaptive. According to lesson principles, moderate adaptors require structure and rely on proven methods to solve problems, whereas innovators like to operate outside traditional boundaries and bend rules to solve problems. The best problem solving occurs when adaptors and innovators work together. When working together all perspectives of the problem will be examined. Because there is such a large gap between the different styles there is a greater chance of conflict. Conflicts happen because of the human interaction and time and energy are taken away from the original problem. In order to handle this problem teams should use a bridger. Bridgers help both parties understand each other's approach through the use of interpersonal skills, active listening, and effective questioning techniques. When these techniques are applied both parties gain a better understanding of how the other party approaches problem solving and they understand each other's strengths and weaknesses.
It is important for us understand how members' preferred approach effects team dynamics because according to lesson principles there are four roles that are found on a team: Creator, Advancer, Refiner, and Executor. Creators generate new ideas and offer a fresh perspective. They tend to think outside the...

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