If you’re running your own business, you’ll know the importance of continually improving yourself and striving to be better. You answer only to yourself, and sustainable success requires constant progress. There are few areas more important to improve on than your leadership skills. Your business will reflect the capacity, morale and hard work of your employees – so you need to make sure they are happy and that you are getting the best possible work from them.
However, in order to improve your leadership skills, you need a little objective distance on just what kind of a boss you are. In their 2002 book Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee identified six general types of business leader, and outlined the strengths and weaknesses of each one. From the heroic but uncommunicative ‘pacesetting leader’, to the ‘coaching leader’ who plays a longer game, you’re sure to recognize your traits among these archetypal bosses.
Now, Headway Capital have created a flowchart to help you to identify which type you resemble most closely, completing their infographic with a bit more information on each leadership style, and ideas on how to improve. Check it out to get a better idea on how to continue with your self-improvement campaign, and positive results await.