I am passionate about leadership, it’s part of my personal mission statement – “Growing in Faith, Character and Leadership.”
There are many different types of leaders. I don’t believe that there is a certain type of leader that is more effective than another. Many things go into your makeup as a leader. Your personality, your education, your experiences, your culture, your family, your mentors, your worldview, your passions, your gifts, your talents, your hurts and so on.
Here are some different perspectives on leadership, which one best describes how you lead?
- Visionary – is committed to growth, looks beyond problems to causes, and develops precise solutions for success
- Teacher – imparts wisdom, maturity, and skill to others; validates direction; and ensures completeness
- Server – sees and meets others’ practical needs, frees them to accomplish their goals, and invests time and energy in their success
- Organizer – visualizes final results and directs resources for the successful completion of goals
- Mediator – is deeply loyal and compassionate, analyzing the benefits and problems of a given direction
- Idealist – should have impeachable integrity, be open to correction, be willing to identify problems as they arise, and speak the truth boldly
- Provider – is resourceful, prudent, and thrifty, constantly ensuring the best use of all available resources.
You might see yourself in several of those descriptions, most people are a blend depending on your current situation. However, there tends to be one that you are most like on a consistent basis. Think about your team, what leadership perspective does each person bring to your team. If you all are the same, you are in trouble. Every successful team needs different leadership perspectives to able to become great.
You can even think about this in your relationships and marriage. What is the leadership perspective of your spouse , your friends, your children?