CHAPTER 2: The Four Leadership Styles
In this chapter, we explore why some individuals are natural-born leaders while others must cultivate the skills to become them.
It's important to note that there is not just one leadership "type" - rather there are actually four styles. The key is to identify which one is most natural to you and to learn when/how to use it.
View each of the tools for Chapter 2 by clicking on the links below to click through the resources.
Chapter 2 Resources
ACTIVITY: Leadership Styles Quiz
Discover which of the four leadership types best describes you by taking this quiz. Before you do, here's a brief overview of the styles. (Note: some people are more than one.)
Visionary - Are you a charismatic big-thinker who quickly becomes bored by minutia and is driven by a need to create?
Operator - Perhaps you're a hard-charging, task-oriented 'do-er' who is passionate about getting things done.
Processor - Do you have an innate desire to bring order to any situation? Do you prefer to turn to facts and figures rather than emotion and judgement when making decisions?
Synergist - Are you skilled at reading and relating to people? Do you put the needs of the group before your own?
WORKSHEET: Exploring The Leadership Styles
The book offers several real-world examples of each of the four leadership styles.
This worksheet contains a series of short exercises to further illuminate their characteristics, as well as help you identify their presence in your day-to-day environment.