IT Management Slideshow: CIO Management Quiz: What's Your Leadership Style?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-28-2011

You deliver top-down strategy and power, dictating terms of participation. Your management style is:

A. Community Organizer & VolunteersB. Landlord & TenantC. Captain & Sports Team

You deliver top-down strategy and power, dictating terms of participation. Your management style is:

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B. Landlord and TenantIn this scenario, staffer feedback is not a priority.Executive who exemplifies this style: Rupert Murdoch

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You embrace bottom-up, independent decision-making. Your management style is:

A. Community Organizer & VolunteersB. Conductor & OrchestraC. Senator & Citizens

You embrace bottom-up, independent decision-making. Your management style is:

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A. Community Organizer and VolunteersYou let your workers make their own decisions, and you lead by building trust.Company that exemplifies this style: Visa

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You thrive on a detailed script that requires precise execution. Your management style is:

A. General & SoldiersB. Producer & Creative TeamC. Conductor & Orchestra

You thrive on a detailed script that requires precise execution. Your management style is:

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C. Conductor and OrchestraEach of your players must perfectly fit each unique role you've created for them, or disharmony ensues.Company that exemplifies this style: Toyota

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Youre an extroverted, charismatic leader who makes sure that all the details are covered. Your management style is:

A. Architect & BuildersB. Producer & Creative TeamC. Captain & Sports Team

Youre an extroverted, charismatic leader who makes sure that all the details are covered. Your management style is:

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B. "Producer and Creative Team"You let your staffers pursue creativity, while still ensuring that all the "trains run on time."Company that exemplifies this style: Walt Disney

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You welcome hierarchy built around a command-and-control culture. Your management style is:

A. General & SoldiersB. Architect & BuildersC. Captain & Sports Team

You welcome hierarchy built around a command-and-control culture. Your management style is:

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A. General and SoldiersYou have everyone on board zeroed in on serving a single clear and compelling mission.Company that exemplifies this style: Starbucks

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You embrace diverse talents and get them operating as one unit. Your management style is:

A. Senator & CitizensB. Captain & Sports TeamC. Architect & Builders

You embrace diverse talents and get them operating as one unit. Your management style is:

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C. Architect and BuildersYou're a visionary leader who inspires collaboration and innovation.Company that exemplifies this style: Capital One

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You depend on all your players to share mutual interests, enabling them to form a cohesive whole. Your management style is:

A. Community Organizer & VolunteersB. Captain & Sports TeamC. Landlord & Tenant

You depend on all your players to share mutual interests, enabling them to form a cohesive whole. Your management style is:

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B. Captain & Sports TeamYou work to get your players in synch on and off the field, so your team can nimbly adapt to change.Company that exemplifies this style: Avis

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You expect accountability to customers and to your overall mission. Your management style is:

A. Producer & Creative TeamB. Senator & CitizensC. General & Soldiers

You expect accountability to customers and to your overall mission. Your management style is:

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B. Senator & CitizensYou know you and your workers are accountable not only to your "constituents" (customers) but also to your "constitution" (your organization's legacy and overall mission).Company that exemplifies this style: Harley-Davidson

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