What Kind of Leader Are You?

We all lead in our own unique way; our leadership style is dependent on our unique personality characteristics, skills, and interactions with others. Each different leadership style has many strengths that can make you a very effective leader. However, each style also has many different drawbacks and can potentially cause conflicts with your subordinates or … Continue reading

Controlling Leaders

A controlling leadership style (also known as autocratic, or dictatorial) is a very powerful leadership style that, if used correctly, can be very effective. Controlling leaders need to be aware of their need for control and monitor this throughout their careers; if not controlled, this leadership style can potentially lead to serious negative consequences.  However, … Continue reading

Followers Can Be Great Leaders

Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael Hyatt wrote, “I contend that if you want to be a great leader, you must first become a great follower.” This is a very true statement that often goes unrecognized. In the past, being a follower has been looked at as a position of obedience and rule following, certainly … Continue reading

Skeptics

The Skeptical leadership style can be a powerful and effective. However, just like the other leadership types this style must be monitored and managed to be most effective. Skeptic leaders are very good at analyzing ideas carefully to avoid future problems. One issue that skeptical leaders face is that they tend to lose trust in … Continue reading

“Thinkers” or Analytical Leaders

Leaders that are “thinkers” make their decisions based on data analysis. They use facts, rather than emotion or hunches, to choose the path that their organization takes. This leadership style can be very advantageous as analytical leaders rarely get side tracked by their emotions, which is common in many other leadership types. However, analytical leaders … Continue reading

Charismatic Leaders

Charismatic leaders can be very powerful and influential. They lead through displaying confidence, making personal connections, and evoking emotions in the people that they lead. Charismatic leaders leverage their personality to connect and motivate individuals. There are many charismatic leaders that are inspirational and motivational. One example of a charismatic leader is President Barack Obama. … Continue reading

Practice Makes Perfect

So far in this blog I have discussed many different tips and tricks about how to apply the lessons we learn in sports to the workplace, and how to use these things to become successful in your career. However, I have left out one of the most important things that we learned from sports – … Continue reading