DISCOVERING AND DEVELOPING YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLE Excerpts from “Courageous Leadership”, by Bill Hybels LEADERSHIP STYLE • 10 different leadership styles • Which leadership style best describes you? VISIONARY LEADER • • • • Clear picture of the goal or vision Tireless effort to achieve goal Spread the vision, and work, to others Accomplish the goal or die trying. Jim Bakker DIRECTIONAL LEADER • God given ability to make the right choices • Works behind the scenes • Helps choose the right path at critical intersections STRAGETIC LEADER • • • • • Vision Breaks it down into achievable steps Forms a game plan and follows it Pays attention to small detail Directs others in achieving success MANAGING LEADER • Organizes people, processes, and resources to achieve goal • Ability to motivate the team • Always presents the goal to the team MOTIVATIONAL LEADER • The ability to keep the team “fired up” • Knows their team’s strengths and weaknesses • Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. – Tom Landry Joshua L. Chamberlain SHEPHERDING LEADER • • • • • • Receives the vision Chooses the team carefully…no time limit Shows love to each individual member Nurtures, gently and consistently Listens patiently Prays diligently for each member Jesus TEAM BULIDING LEADER • Builds a team through discernment • Puts chosen people in the right job • Encourages and develops each one ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADER • Regularly have new goals • Start a project by organizing, populating, and pointing the team in the correct direction • Moves to the next goal or project REENGINEERING LEADER • Takes on the challenge of turning around a troubled situation. • I get to “fix” things…..O happy day!!!! • Reorganizes the team • Encourages the team….There are no problems, only situations that demand our immediate attention • Prods the team into action BRIDGE BUILDING LEADER • Brings together a wide range of constituent groups together for a single mission • A diplomat with God given ability to compromise and negotiate • Delegates responsibility to team leaders • Never get overwhelmed • Listens to team leaders and makes decisions based on their input and God’s approval Four aspects of courageous leadership • MORAL COURAGE - Doing the right thing • SELFLESS COURAGE – Put others before yourself • INTELLECTUAL COURAGE – Solutions may require thinking “outside of the box” • EXECUTION COURAGE – Size up a situation and act quickly and decisively. DISCUSSION • Do you believe that you are a leader? Why or Why not……… . Which leadership style best describes you?