What type of leader are you?

I like to watch how leaders interact with subordinates and how I relate to my subordinates as a leader. I have found some leaders are everything I think a leader should be. Then I have seen the opposite extreme where I would prefer to never interact with a particular leader. Most of us fall somewhere in-between the two extremes.

When we fall down and stray off the path do we pick ourselves up and continue on, or do we practice excused based leadership? I have found some of the best leaders I have worked with take ownership of those they lead and for their actions. The ones I don’t think so highly of always have a reason why things aren’t working.

Jesus was a servant leader who led by example and modeled the behavior he wanted his followers to mimic

Leadership is based on trust. Are we servant leaders or excuse based leaders, do we model the behavior we want our subordinates to follow?  Would you want someone with your leadership style over you?


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  1. Bryan Kinder says:

    Leaders must first know themselves. Knowing our personal values and striving to have our actions model these values is the key to ensuring our behaviors consistently demonstrate these values. However, I believe the most basic component of leadership is often overlooked…to be a leader, you must have a follower….otherwise, you are merely a dictator.

    Throughout my career I have experienced more of what not-to-do from my supervisors. Most of whom never earned the title of leader because I knew I did not want to follow them…but I had to do what I was told to remain employed. These experiences helped form my leadership style focused on others…the followers For the last four years, my position has blessed me with on an opportunity to strengthen supervisory skills of young military men and women and I have used this opportunity as a voice to focus on the follower.

    I have created a course titled C.A.R.E. to Build Relationships. I believe followers are looking for leaders who are Competent, Accountable, Respectful, and set the Example. But most importantly, demonstrating one genuinely CARES for his/her employees will cultivate an effective relationship.

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