Week 2 Discussion Leadership

Week2: Discussion Leadership

Week2: Discussion Leadership

Thepersonal-environmental-occupational model is a framework that is usedto conceptualize the person, environment, occupation as they interactwith time. The model was developed using environment-behaviortheories, theories of occupation, and client-centered practices(Strong, 2000). In this paper I will discuss how the three components(personal, environment, and occupation) of the model affect myleadership.

Figure1: Personal-environmental-occupational model

Personalstrengths, abilities, and limitations

Ihave two major strengths as a leader. First, I consider myself as ateam-oriented leader, which helps me organize people under myleadership into teams and help them work by sharing ideas (Somen,2013). My second strength is the aspect of being flexible, whichhelps me adapt to changing circumstances while executing leadershiproles. Being able to work with people with different socialcharacteristics and being able to empower my juniors are some of mypersonal abilities that have increase my efficiency as a leader.

AlthoughI consider myself to be a strong leader, being a debater is aweakness that holds me back in some circumstances. This is because Itend to look for a reason for any type of proposed change, whichdelays the process of making adjustments at workplace.


Thereare three occupational factors that comprise my leadership. The firstfactor is the impact of productivity on my juniors, employees feelmotivated by reports of increase in productivity of their respectiveunits or departments. Secondly, the value of different workactivities determines the going concern of the organization. Third,organization of different work activities is critical because itindicates the effectiveness of a leader and results on efficiency ofthe organization.

Environmentalfactors that support or hinder my leadership

Myleadership is supported by two environmental factors. The firstfactor is communication, which allows me to share ideas with myjuniors. Secondly, a good relationship with co-workers and juniorsmakes my work as a leader much easy. However, some rules andprocedures set by the organization hold me back because they reducemy ability to deliver my leadership roles in a flexible way.


Thepersonal-environmental-occupational model addresses the threedimensions that affect the capability of a leader in a significantway. The model provides a framework for analyzing how a leaderinteracts with occupational and the environment.


Somen,S. (2013). Leadership and teamwork: Two sides of the same coin.Journalof IT Development,4 (2), 1-18.

Strong,S. (2000). Application of the person-environment-occupation model: Apractical tool. CanadianJournal of Occupational Therapy,66 (3), 122-133.