There are a lot of articles out there about different leadership styles. No matter what you do, there’s probably a style that defines it very clearly.
I don’t care much about those.
I’m a practical man. I don’t care how unique you are. I want to know what you are good for. So should you: knowing what kind of role suits you better will help find a place where you can be both efficient and yourself.
I have noticed that leaders end up in one of three roles, plus one extra. Yep, for all of the uniqueness of your style, I pile leaders into a handful of heaps.
Good leaders understand one simple truth about their role: it’s not about them. It is never about them. It’s about a greater cause, which itself is usually about other people.
Keeping that thread in mind, let’s have a look at my three (plus one) heaps of leaders.