Six Different Styles of Leadership

Here is a good, brief summary over at the Wall Street Journal of six different leadership styles, as summarized by Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence). The six styles are:

  1. Visionary
  2. Coaching
  3. Affiliative
  4. Democratic
  5. Pacesetting
  6. Commanding

“The most effective leaders can move among these styles, adopting the one that meets the needs of the moment.” However, some of the styles need to be used very sparingly.

I think that these six styles probably do not capture the full range of useful leadership styles, but this is a helpful initial context.

May 8, 2009 | Filed Under Leadership | Leave a Comment 

Peter Drucker on What Managers Do

A good summary of the five tasks of the manager that Peter Drucker specified.

May 8, 2009 | Filed Under Management | Leave a Comment 

CJ Mahaney on Productivity

CJ Mahaney’s 17-part series on biblical productivity is now available all together in pdf format. He takes an approach similar to Covey’s roles > goals > schedule model, which I bake into my GTD-Covey synthesis (with some modifications).

May 8, 2009 | Filed Under Productivity | Leave a Comment