Four Leadership styles

In his HBR article, Bill Taylor postulates that there are four styles of leadership. I both agree and disagree with Taylor’s model. First, I agree with Taylor’s premise: as we “gain clarity about the leadership style” we better “understand … ourselves” and are “more effective … [at] marshaling the support of others.” Taylor postulates that …

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Culture Leadership

I believe in organizational leadership based on Alan Wilkins’ Developing Corporate Character, which I have written about here.  This is what such leadership looks like: Honoring the past.  Developing faith in fairness. Developing faith in ability. Painting a shared vision. Honoring the Past A leader must first seek to understand the history, sacrifices, and successes …

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Operations

In BYU’s MBA program, I remember using Harvard Business School case-study books to study, discuss, and learn business Operations. At first a lot of us students wondered what kinds of “proprietary calculus” we would be learning. And while we occasionally had to analyze rates of change (ie. “calculus”), that didn’t happen often. Sometimes we learned …

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