Leadership Style Interview for a Company’s Newsletter

Resources: The Art and Science of Leadership, Ch. 4 & Ch. 6, Leadership Newsletter Article Template,

and Phoenix Career Guidance System™ Milestone 7.8 Informational Interview

Select someone in a leadership position at your organization or at a local company where you might

seek employment. This individual could be a director, manager, supervisor, or CEO of the


View the video in the Phoenix Career Guidance System™ (Milestone 7.8­Do informational interviews)

for tips on interviewing a potential employer through an investigative interview.

Interview an individual who has a leadership role.

Write a 1,050­ to 1,400­word profile of the individual that you interviewed for your company’s

newsletter, and include the following:

Identify the individual and their position within the company, and briefly describe the organization.

Interpret the individual’s leadership style based on the Five­Factor personality model, and offer one or

more examples of the management and leadership roles of this individual.

Explain one incident where this individual had to solve a difficult problem or situation because things

did not go as planned.

Describe the lessons that she/he learned from being able to problem solve, even when what she/he

had been taught did not work.

Format your profile in the form of a newsletter (the final format may vary depending upon the

company’s style; please feel free to use either the provided template or to check the Internet or

Microsoft® Word for additional newsletter templates).?

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