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Leaders Come In Five Flavors, According to Research


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I'm going to try to avoid tasting leaders if I can help it...

Actually, I hear the BBQ one is pretty tasty.

Here is a list of the 5 broad types of leaders:

The sports coach leader develops staff to become self-sufficient and confident and practices "tough love."

The driver-director leader rolls up her sleeves and works as hard as the next person. 

The mentor strives to bring out the best in people and believes everyone deserves help and a second chance.

The country clubber is a master networker and big-picture thinker.

The other type the study discovered is the eclectic leader, who draws from all the leadership styles. How the leader acts depends on the situation and the staff.

It seems like the eclectic leader has an advantage compared with the others: ADAPTIVITY.

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