MSDT test is one of the popular psychological testing for industrial psychology purpose. The MSDT usually used to asses leadership and also used as a praise for worker. For an industrial needs, MSDT is a perfect test to see will someone be a good leader, or not. But, one thing for sure, even if this test can score your leadership style, it’s not ethical to judge some people. The MSDT is just a test, which can be bias, or wrong administrated, or maybe the result of the MSDT test can be different when same people has different emotional situation inside.
Here are some leadership style according to the MSDT test:
This would be the most effective leadership style in an organization or industrial purpose. The executive style people can decide, who is best for task, position, and also know how to place someone in a responsibilities. People with executive leadership style can put a high standard of work, which can be very important to organization. They can develop teamwork and also maintain organizational culture.
The next leadership style is a developer style. This maybe not an effective as an executive style, but people with developer leadership style can perfectly develop workers, and have faith in all of workers. For an organization which needs to develop their programs and members, leader with developer leadership style is a perfect fit.
- Benevolent Autocrat
The next leadership style is benevolent autocrat. This leadership style usually knows what best for their organization. They can lead their organization to those purpose without making any disturbance in the organization. Maybe this kind of a silent is golden kind of leadership, which can done any job and task without being bossy or egoist.
The bureaucrat leadership style is a leadership style which focused on procedure, SOP, or some rules. This may be a perfectionist personality type, which always stick to the rules and create a discipline organizational culture or situation. They supervise other with their own way, but still not out of the rules.
The missionary leadership is a leader which prioritize harmony in organization. What they want the most is a perfect aura of the organization, the situation which give happiness to other workers or members of organization. Sadly, people with missionary leadership style aren’t too focused on vision or mission of the organization.
The compromiser leadership style is a style which not very effective on organization. Usually they search for a minimal solution, at least this problem is clear. They can’t think of any other way to solve problem, or even think about the impact of their own problem solving.
The autocrat is a leader who often doesn’t believe or doesn’t has faith in others. their love doing an instant job, and doing things or job unplanned. They also usually aren’t nice people, cold and well, a kind of bored leader.
Deserter is kind of a passive style leadership. People who has this kind of leadership style are lazy to work, have no faith in their job, and of course not care at all to their own workers. This will be the worst leadership style ever.
That’s all the 8 leadership style that can be found on MSDT Test. From those 8 styles, what is your leadership style anyway?