DISCOVERING AND DEVELOPING YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLE Excerpts from “Courageous Leadership”, by Bill Hybels
10 different leadership styles Which leadership style best describes you? LEADERSHIP STYLE
VISIONARY LEADER • Clear picture of the goal or vision • Tireless effort to achieve goal • Spread the vision, and work, to others • Accomplish the goal or die trying.
DIRECTIONAL LEADER • God given ability to make the right choices • Works behind the scenes • Helps choose the right path at critical intersections
STRAGETIC LEADER • Vision • Breaks it down into achievable steps • Forms a game plan and follows it • Pays attention to small detail • Directs others in achieving success
MANAGING LEADER • Organizes people, processes, and resources to achieve goal • Ability to motivate the team • Always presents the goal to the team
MOTIVATIONAL LEADER • The ability to keep the team “fired up” • Knows their team’s strengths and weaknesses • Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. – Tom Landry
SHEPHERDING LEADER • Receives the vision • Chooses the team carefully…no time limit • Shows love to each individual member • Nurtures, gently and consistently • Listens patiently • Prays diligently for each member
TEAM BULIDING LEADER • Builds a team through discernment • Puts chosen people in the right job • Encourages and develops each one
ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADER • Regularly have new goals • Start a project by organizing, populating, and pointing the team in the correct direction • Moves to the next goal or project
REENGINEERING LEADER • Takes on the challenge of turning around a troubled situation. • I get to “fix” things…..O happy day!!!! • Reorganizes the team • Encourages the team….There are no problems, only situations that demand our immediate attention • Prods the team into action
BRIDGE BUILDING LEADER • Brings together a wide range of constituent groups together for a single mission • A diplomat with God given ability to compromise and negotiate • Delegates responsibility to team leaders • Never get overwhelmed • Listens to team leaders and makes decisions based on their input and God’s approval
MORAL COURAGE - Doing the right thing SELFLESS COURAGE – Put others before yourself INTELLECTUAL COURAGE – Solutions may require thinking “outside of the box” EXECUTION COURAGE – Size up a situation and act quickly and decisively. Four aspects of courageous leadership
DISCUSSION • Do you believe that you are a leader? Why or Why not……… . Which leadership style best describes you?