What You’ll Learn
• Identify the characteristics of four leadership styles • Assess your own style • Work more effectively across styles • Develop a greater understanding of other leadership styles
Why you want to learn it
We live and work with people who have a variety of styles. As much as we might like to, we can’t guarantee that everyone in our professional life is going to have our same style of approaching work, solving problems, and interacting with others. At times, we find ourselves working with individuals whose styles are nearly the opposite of our own. The ability to be flexible is the key to utilizing our understanding of the four leadership styles.
How it will help you
These guidelines help us to remember what is at stake when it comes to being flexible and reaching across leadership styles. We can’t change another’s style, but we can develop increased flexibility to make the relationship as productive as possible. 1. Focus on outcomes 2. Adjust your expectations of the other person 3. Go the extra mile 4. Think through statements before speaking 5. Concentrate on the strengths in others
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”