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

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-28-2011 Print

How do you define your management style? There are myriad theories about leadership, but most of us tend to think of our employee-oversight techniques as falling into one of two broad categories: "command and control" or "warm and fuzzy." In the book, As One: Individual Action, Collective Power (Portfolio/Penguin/Available Feb. 3), authors Mehrdad Baghai and James Quigley debunk the myth that these are the only two management schools we have to choose from. Instead, they identify eight distinct leader/follower dynamics and illustrate more than 60 real-life examples of these - from Cirque du Soleil to Linux to Starbucks to FedEx to Amazon. Take our quiz, based on the findings of their book, to find out where your management style fits in, and learn which top executives and organizations follow the same model. Baghai is managing director of Alchemy Growth Partners. Quigley is CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

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