IT Management Slideshow: What Kind of Leader Are You?By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 12-27-2011
Leadership by Position: Pitfalls
Your power is derived strictly from your job title/authority. Ask for extra effort and you'll rarely get it.
Making Leadership by Position Work
This stage is the beginning of a new, professional growth cycle. Don't be satisfied - or fooled - by your title.
Leadership by Permission: Pitfalls
People follow you because they want to. But being "liked" means you risk getting "soft."
Making Leadership by Permission Work
Strive to help employees take flight as professionals, as opposed to making them happy.
Leadership by Production: Pitfalls
You're a boss who "makes things happen." But you micromanage, then lose patience.
Making Leadership by Production Work
Clearly define goals/best practices. Give frequent feedback. Stress that "activity" does not equal "accomplishment."
Leadership by People Development: Pitfalls
You're cultivating a new generation of leaders. But now feel threatened and increasingly insecure.
Making Leadership by People Development Work
Encourage trust factor by including character-building as part of development efforts.
Leadership by Pinnacle: Pitfalls
You command authority/respect that goes far beyond position. But an overinflated ego will distract from focus.
Making Leadership by Pinnacle Work
Create inner circle that will keep you grounded with honest assessment of managerial style/impact.