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.

Leadership by Position: Pitfalls

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.

Making Leadership by Position Work

Leadership by Permission: Pitfalls

People follow you because they want to. But being "liked" means you risk getting "soft."

Leadership by Permission: Pitfalls

Making Leadership by Permission Work

Strive to help employees take flight as professionals, as opposed to making them happy.

Making Leadership by Permission Work

Leadership by Production: Pitfalls

You're a boss who "makes things happen." But you micromanage, then lose patience.

Leadership by Production: Pitfalls

Making Leadership by Production Work

Clearly define goals/best practices. Give frequent feedback. Stress that "activity" does not equal "accomplishment."

Making Leadership by Production Work

Leadership by People Development: Pitfalls

You're cultivating a new generation of leaders. But now feel threatened and increasingly insecure.

Leadership by People Development: Pitfalls

Making Leadership by People Development Work

Encourage trust factor by including character-building as part of development efforts.

Making Leadership by People Development Work

Leadership by Pinnacle: Pitfalls

You command authority/respect that goes far beyond position. But an overinflated ego will distract from focus.

Leadership by Pinnacle: Pitfalls

Making Leadership by Pinnacle Work

Create inner circle that will keep you grounded with honest assessment of managerial style/impact.

Making Leadership by Pinnacle Work