Definition of Leadership Styles
It seems that everyone has a different definition of leadership. What are good leadership qualities, and what leadership skills are ineffective? Of course, in any definition of leadership, the answer is subjective. Regardless, one main thing to consider about how you lead others is your answer to the question, does your leadership style embolden trust? What are the skills of the leadership styles that facilitate healthy culture?
A Culture of Distrust in Leadership
It is important to make your character count authentically as a leader today. The leadership landscape has been marred by so many leaders that the typical response to leadership is one of distrust. The responsibility lies upon the leader to develop their own authenticity to the degree that they want their character, ethics, and integrity…who they are..to have a positive impact on those they lead.
Leadership is most effective when it is authentic and ethical. It can be a temptation to try and fake authenticity by compromising ethics. Travis Waits explains the steps necessary to guide leaders towards authenticity in an ethical framework that is effective. Travis leverages his expertise in human psychology with his own experience of leadership re-alignment.
Utilizing a specific “leadership survival guide” is more than just experience and academic knowledge. It requires ownership, from the inside out, that is in alignment with who the leader is at their core. Only when leaders influence others in this way, are they able to fulfill their magnitude of mission.