Leadership Development

Howard Gardner. . . 

. . . describes two main kinds of leadership: Direct and Indirect. Direct leaders are those who influence people directly as leaders of groups while the Indirect leaders influence people through their high quality or creative works. We are all have leadership abilities to some degree. The path to becoming an extraordinarily effective leader is to identify, appreciate and build your own particular leadership skills and abilities.  As you review your MIDAS profile, use this worksheet to make a plan to develop ExtraOrdinary Leadership skills

How Will You Lead?

~Inspire Your Multiple Intelligences~ Lead with your strengths and bring out the best in others!

4 Keys to Highly Effective Leadership

_ Interpersonal:“I hear you”
_ Intrapersonal:“Listening to myself”
_ Communication:“Let me tell you a story…”
_ Inspire! “Solve complex problems & motivate!”

Key Leadership Dimensions


– Empathy
– Understanding
– Solve conflicts
– Provide support
– Motivate
– Persuade


– Self-understanding
– Build strengths & manage weaknesses
– Career selection
– Goal setting
– Self-Monitoring
– Judgment
– Emotional management


– Public speaking
– Clear communications & explanations
– Persuasive speech
– Debate
– Writing
– Story telling

MIDAS Scales and Subscales


To think about and understand another person. To have empathy and recognize distinctions among people and to appreciate their perspectives with sensitivity to their motives, moods and intentions. It involves interacting effectively with one or more people in familiar, casual or working circumstances.
Social Sensitivity: sensitivity to and understanding of other people’s moods, feelings and point of view
Social Persuasion: ability for influencing other people
Interpersonal Work: interest and skill for jobs involving working with people


To think about and understand one’s self. To be aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses and to plan effectively to achieve personal goals. Reflecting on and monitoring one’s thoughts and feelings and regulating them effectively. The ability to monitor one’s self in interpersonal relationships and to act with personal efficacy.
Personal Knowledge / Efficacy: awareness of one’s own ideas, abilities; able to achieve personal goals
Calculations: meta-cognition “thinking about thinking’ involving numerical operations
Spatial Problem Solving: self awareness to problem solve while moving self or objects through space
Effectiveness: ability to relate oneself well to others and manage personal relationships


To think in words and to use language to express and understand complex meanings. Sensitivity to the meaning of words and the order among words, sounds, rhythms, inflections. To reflect on the use of language in everyday life.
Expressive Sensitivity: skill in the use of words for expressive and practical purposes
Rhetorical Skill: to use language effectively for interpersonal negotiation and persuasion
Written-academic: to use words well in writing reports, letters, stories, verbal memory, reading / writing

What’s Ahead?

The MIDAS Journey
MIDAS Profile
Verify Your Profile
Maximize Success
Learning Strategies
Career Exploration
Leadership Development
Scroll to Top