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Understanding Your Leadership Balance

Summary: A survey the author conducted at several large corporations revealed more than 120 attributes of great leaders. These attributes fell into four areas, including relationship-oriented behaviors and results-oriented behaviors. The author has observed a natural seesaw effect between relationships and results; that is, most people tend to be good at (and inclined toward) one and struggle with (neglect or avoid) the other. By understanding whether you are naturally more results- or relationship-driven, you can become a more effective leader. The article provides suggestions that both kinds of leaders can use to improve their leadership balance.

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  • Topics: Leadership
  • Keywords: Effectiveness, Leader, Leadership
  • Author: Ellis, Lee
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation