The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours

Harvard Business

Which means that all of us, no matter where we are in our career, have to wrestle with the big questions of leadership: What is our personal definition of success? But I’ve been able to identify four styles that capture their different approaches to the whys and hows of leadership, and I’ve come up with a set of 16 questions to help you figure out which style suits you best. What are those four styles of leadership?

Discover Your Strengths (Part 3)


People looking for a new job or career usually feel like their strengths aren’t being or haven’t ever been fully utilized. Armed with this knowledge, you can make better decisions about jobs or careers that would be right for you–and you can do a better job of selling yourself and your strengths to potential employers. Related Posts: Career Move Mindset (Part 1). Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). What’s Your Next and Best Career?

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Create a Personal Brand (Part 16)


People often think of me as the Question Guy–one of the benefits of writing a book ( Just Ask Leadership ). They also think of me as an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Expert–since I work and write in those areas. Related Posts: Career Move Mindset (Part 1). Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Executive Coaching Just Ask Leadership Leadership Media and TechnologyWhat Is Your Personal Brand?

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Increase Your Klout Score (Part 14)


Related Posts: Career Move Mindset (Part 1). Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Business Leadership Just Ask Leadership Leadership Media and TechnologyHow much Klout do you have? Klout measures your level of influence online. To achieve a high Klout score, you must drive action online (by getting lots of “likes” and comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, retweets on Twitter and reshares on Google+, for instance).

A Fresh Leadership Model for a New Decade

Great Leadership By Dan

The workplace of today is unrecognizable compared to when baby boomers (born between 1946 – 64) started their careers. Work spaces, technology, demographics, cultural sensitivities, and remote working are but a few of the areas that have changed. But now that they are starting to retire, what will happen to their stable work approach and traditional top-down leadership practices? Nine clear leadership traits emerged.

An Avatar Is Worth a 1,000 Words (Part 9)


Related Posts: Career Move Mindset (Part 1). Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Just Ask Leadership Lifestyle Media and TechnologyGet the Picture. We’re a visual culture. We used to count “readers”; now we count “eyeballs.” ” Even newspapers–the ones that remain–are printed in color and the ratio of text to images has tilted heavily toward images.

Leadership Requires Followership

Coaching Tip

It's not really about the products made, the technology developed or the financial instruments that are bought and sold. For Peter Drucker, leadership is about communicating with people , uniting them behind a shared mission and values, and mobilizing energies toward accomplishing the mission or purpose of an organization. That means that leadership is a means to an end --the mission it serves is the end. Leadership requires followership.

Most Influential HR Leaders Powerlist

HR Digest

Their success is a result of an unwavering leadership acumen in the face of ever-increasing challenges. In a conversation with The HR Digest, she explains why a conscious culture plays a dominant role in motivating employees at the world’s leading information technology and networking company.

Leadership Lessons from IBM’s CHRO Diane Gherson: Lead the Change

HR Digest

Great leadership takes years of practice. A primary reason why it takes so long is that effective leadership traits require their own learning curve. Her transformational leadership style serves as a model for many of today’s HR professionals who want to become a successful leader. Great leadership constantly demands adaptability, which requires the willingness to embrace change, and finally, the ability to lead change.

6 Things Successful Women in STEM Have in Common

Harvard Business

In prior research , we at the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) found that women leave STEM fields in droves: 52% of highly qualified women working for science, technology, or engineering companies leave their jobs. Yet many other women have managed to build highly successful careers with degrees in STEM disciplines. Today, both women continue to advance, and have built strong relationships and reputations with the company’s senior-most leadership.

May 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Company Culture: Everything for a smile. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 4 Important Truths about Leadership.

14 Principles that Made Amazon

Skip Prichard

Steve Anderson spent his career in the insurance industry focused on risk and business growth. He is a leading authority on insurance, risk management, technology, and innovation. Here are just three examples: In his original 1997 letter Bezos states, “We will share our strategic thought processes with you when we make bold choices (to the extent competitive pressures allow), so that you may evaluate for yourselves whether we are making rational long-term leadership investments.”

The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Fortunately, in my career, I was provided with examples of what this meant, not just from Matt, but from working with a number of strong leaders. From this leadership, we developed a culture of fact-based decision making. As Craig’s CFO and CAO, I always appreciated this leadership style. Jim had a friendly style and for the majority of the meeting, would sit and listen. But inspirational leadership goes deeper. Bruce Hartman CEOs leaders leadership

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Leading From Within: Shifting Ego, Ceding Control, and Rising Empathy

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sophie Wade: Leadership is in the midst of a major makeover. The enterprise environment is evolving and in order to succeed within it leaders’ styles are changing too. Another factor relates to the fundamental essence of the employer-employee relationship that is evolving as empathy becomes a key characteristic of new leadership. The consequence is a more flexible and fluid concept of leadership. Future-of-Work leaders leadership Sophie Wade

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To Succeed in Tech, Women Need More Visibility

Harvard Business

These women often are less satisfied with their careers , perceive that they are unlikely to advance at their current organizations, or believe they must change jobs in order to reach the next level. As one technology executive has explained to us, “We have some very capable women in the middle management and junior VP levels, but they leave our firm to advance their careers as they continually get passed over for promotion.” Marion Barraud for HBR.

Leadership Interview – James Quigley

N2Growth Blog

I’ve always said that if you want to learn about leadership talk to someone who has actually led something. Jim Quigley : CEOs today need to model and advocate mutual trust between employees and leadership. One of my main focus areas is to increase my leadership team’s ability to be effective. If I empower my leadership team and instill the organization’s values in them, they in return will do the same with their teams.

Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. So, in today’s post I’ve compiled a short list of 5 things you thought you already knew about leadership, but may not be putting into practice. Some individuals openly seek out positions of leadership, while leadership is thrust upon others.

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Appreciating the UConn Streak :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Home About Contributors Contact Advertise Write for Us Submit a Guest Post Businesswomen Bloggers Directory Submit Your Blog Discounts & Resources Free Magazines and Publications for Business PR Newswire Jobs Career Center Education Center Submit a Press Release Businesswomen-News Books & Videos by Susan Gunelius and the Women On Business Team Suze Orman Personally Addresses Women on Business Readers Jan 10 Appreciating the UConn Streak By Susan Gunelius Post by Jane K.

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Today, he kindly answered questions about leadership, mentors, his book, and Millennials in the workplace. Which of your leadership skills helped you most to rise through the ranks at Zane Benefits? Professional will and general curiosity are two core leadership skills we look for in team members at Zane Benefits. What leadership skills did you learn while playing sports in high school and college do you use today in the workplace?

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Leadership Interview – Michael Hyatt | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Michael’s track record of leadership has stood the test of time. Mike Myatt : Has your leadership style changed over the years, and if so, how? I had a lot of success early in my career. Mike Myatt : How has your faith impacted your leadership style? I have learned so much about leadership from reading the Gospels. This has happened several times in my career. Between the economy and technology, everything is changing.

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The short answer is yes…There are in fact a great number of tests that can quickly assess leadership ability. Something as simple as a 360 Review, or as complex as a deep psychological profile (both with weighted emphasis on leadership aptitude) can point out an individual’s leadership capabilities. However in the text that follows I’ll address how to spot ineffective leaders by assessing six critical areas of leadership DNA.

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Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.] Especially from a leadership coaching standpoint. Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals is a treatise on great leadership.

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The September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival NFL Kick-off Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

So with apologies to those who don't share this passion, I present to you the September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival, NFL Kick-off Edition. I asked each leadership blogger to give me their favorite NFL team. Lynn Dessert from Elephants at Work completes a hail mary pass with Using the Benchmarks® Assessment for Leadership Development. "As The five suggestions I put forward in this post have leadership as the core, though I don’t dwell on leadership per se.

Tips for Leading Older, and Often Wiser, People

Ron Edmondson

Throughout my leadership career, I have continued to have positions where people older than me, with more experience than I have in many areas, report to me by position. But, even there, I personally recruited a staff member almost 15 years older than me, which meant there were literally three generations of leadership in our church plant. “Have you ever experienced something like this before in your leadership?”

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Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Great contrasting examples of confidence vs. arrogance as it applies to leadership would be the quiet confidence of World War II Generals’ Omar Bradley and Dwight Eisenhower vs. the often outrageous arrogance of Generals’ George Patton and Douglas MacArthur.

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World Business Forum – Day 1 Recap | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Never confuse power with leadership. It was full of trite cliches and worn out leadership rhetoric. Leaders get too caught up in trivial things and don’t pay enough attention to leadership development. The lack of leadership development in most organizations is tragic. Next was Charlene Li who spoke about two of my favorite topics – social media and leadership. Social Media is not about technology – it’s about communication.

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Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the summit… Share and Enjoy: View Comments pinto philip Topic : Next Generation leadership -> How has leadership evolved with changing times , how has the styles changed , why is servant leadership more relevant in todays world. You make an excellent case for cultural innovation and leadership. link] Dan Collins Mike, I would particularly like someone to address the popularity of "politically correct" leadership.

Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

He is one of my favorite leadership bloggers, and hopefully we’ll still be on speaking terms after this post. It is the responsibility of executive leadership to set the tone for great teamwork by putting forth a clearly articulated vision, and then aligning every aspect of strategic and tactical decisioning with said vision. Real leadership means knowing when you should make the decision and when you should let others make the decision.

Who's In Charge?

N2Growth Blog

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth “Who the * is in charge around here?&# In all but the rarest of circumstances, teams simply don’t function well in the absence of sound leadership. In fact, in most cases I’d go so far as to say that in the absence of leadership you might be able to assemble a group of people, but said group will not function as an effective team on it’s own accord.

Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Here’s the thing - leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion then you should not be in a leadership role. The only thing worse than what I’ve just described is leadership that doesn’t recognize it and/or does nothing about it. Your principles and language so resonates with my leadership style. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

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Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Nothing signals leadership trouble more than an executive who can’t make decisions. Understanding and implementing the concept of “ actionable leadership &# is a major key to success in becoming a great CEO. Much has been written about leadership theory, leadership concepts, leadership style, leadership dynamics, what leaders are, or are not, and a plethora of other leadership-centric content. Why do we crave leadership nowadays?

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7 Ways to Lead People Older — and Often Wiser — than You

Ron Edmondson

Today, even though I have aged considerably since then and had years more leadership experience, I continue to have positions where people older than me, with more experience than I have in many areas, report to me by position. But, even there, I personally recruited a staff member almost 15 years older than me, which meant there were literally three generations of leadership in our church plant. It can be one of the more challenging parts of leadership, but I highly recommend it.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In thinking about the comments I’ve received from readers on the topic of leadership I noticed an interesting paradox…while many of you vehemently disagree on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of different leadership styles, most of you are in total agreement on the qualities and attributes possessed by great leaders regardless of style. Leadership DNA aside, I recently crafted my definition of leadership. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

We did not formulate our own style but tweaked it to our leadership style and vision plan. My suggestion is to stay on course and adopt an uncommon management and style that facilitates your vision plan.

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Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership. So leadership is first.

How to Choose the Right References

Harvard Business Review

As a job candidate, you must therefore be thoughtful and strategic about both whom you ask, and how you prepare them to speak on your behalf, according to Priscilla Claman, the president of Career Strategies, a Boston-based consulting firm and a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job. You want your references to present a consistent story about who you are, what you are good at, and what it is you want to do” with your career, she says.

Five Ways to Land in the Executive Chair

Strategy Driven

Here are five suggestions for enlisting in this august body of leaders: Practice F2 Leader Leadership – What explains the differences between the leader who rises steadily through the ranks versus the one whose career mysteriously jumps the track short of an executive position? When a leader offers all these and still fails, flawed leadership style may be the culprit. Without question, effective leadership requires a strategic focus.

How to Capture Value from Collaboration, Especially If You’re Skeptical About It

Harvard Business

Collaboration is not a style. Many people naively see collaboration as a leadership style in which relationships take precedence over the task at hand. For example, one earthquake engineer, Stuart, had a career breakthrough when he joined a large structural investigation project led by a team of senior partners in his firm. Vincent Tsui for HBR.

The Dark Side of Resilience

Harvard Business

As Rob Kaiser’s research on leadership versatility indicates, overused strengths become weaknesses. Yet there is no indication that people actually act on these attitudes, with job tenure remaining stable over the years despite ubiquitous access to career opportunities and the rise of passive recruitment introduced by the digital revolution. In addition, too much resilience can get in the way of leadership effectiveness and, by extension, team and organizational effectiveness.

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. Some of the gap can be attributed to career choice: more women than men choose to go into teaching and social work, for example, which pay less relative to "male" professions such as finance and technology. But career choice does not fully explain The Pay Paradox. Career planning Gender

4 leadership traits « Reiter Thinks

Reiter Thinks

Reiter Thinks Helping you be the best you Home Me, in brief Contact Reiter Reads Home > Business , Career , Leadership , Motivation , Success > 4 leadership traits 4 leadership traits January 5, 2011 Reiter Thinks Leave a comment Go to comments I don’t believe that leaders are born. Leadership is an evolving process, some say it is more art than science. Leadership isn’t best learned through books but through experiences.

Relational Leadership and Employee Retention – A Match, part 3.

Strategy Driven

Relational Leadership is people-centric. The Relational Leader : A Revolutionary Framework to Engage Your Team (Course Technology PTR, Cengage Learning 2010) by Frank McIntosh The Relational Leader presents a framework to use as a compass point so that you can project a consistent message and methodology to your people. The book will expose you to the principles of relational leadership and show you how the principles when applied in tandem, can produce substantial results.

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Harvard Business

And they receive little on-the-job training to develop skills such as how to allocate short- and long-term resources, how to provide developmental feedback, or how to effectively handle conflict – leadership skills needed to run a vibrant business. Building a Physician Leadership Pipeline. Based on work with dozens of health care organizations, we have adapted the leadership development model of Ram Charan et al to outline a leadership path for physicians.