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What is your Leadership style?

Self-assessment of your leadership style

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Leadership styles

Leadership styles are behavioral traits and personalities which are consistently exhibited by leaders in various situations.

These styles can be divided in 4 quadrants showing the Leader’s predominant style:

• Purposeful

• Inspirational

• Considerate

• Organized

Purposeful Leader:

  • Ensures that results are effective
  • Focuses on inventing more than improving
  • Challenges norms, anticipates and removes obstacles
  • Values intellectual competence

Inspirational Leader:

  • Ensures results are in line with values
  • Focuses on helping people grow
  • Champions the team to achieve results
  • Values making a difference

Considerate Leader:

  • Ensures that results help people
  • Focuses on listening and on sharing information
  • Is quick to praise, thank and reward
  • Values the individual

Organized Leader:

  • Ensures clear objectives, procedures, and measures
  • Focuses on continuous improvement
  • Has a disciplined and efficient approach
  • Values logic & physical competence

View the attached self-assessment map to find out your Leadership style.

Leadership Divergence  > these are polarities which drive outcomes:

Strategic Leadership          > Focused on vision, values, mission. Designs changes

Collaborative Leadership   >  Brings out the best in people. Inspires transformation

Directive Leadership          >  Clear and firm. Helps overcome inertia

Tactical Leadership           >  Monitors key task details.Causes incremental improvement

Too much & Too little of Leadership styles:

Un-Purposeful Leaders are AIMLESS

Over-Purposeful Leaders are FANATICAL

Un-Inspirational Leaders are DULL

Over-Inspirational Leaders are MESMERIZING

Un-Considerate Leaders are HARSH

Over-Considerate Leaders are GULLIBLE

Un-Organized Leaders are CHAOTIC

Over-Organized Leaders are MECHANISTIC

If you consider the Leadership style map on an (X,Y) axis; and max value of X and Y is 3, then:

FANATICAL would be (-3,3)

MESMERIZING would be (3,3)

GULLIBLE would be (3,-3)

MECHANISTIC would be (-3,-3)

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