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protective, selfless, caring
Whenever there's trouble, you throw yourself into the line of fire.
Dynamics of the Leadership Task:Autonomy Orientation and Identity
Developing and maintaining a clear identity of who you are is a central struggle for every leader. The degree of achievement will define your level autonomy, influence which roles you choose and shape your relationship with others. Control Orientation and Intention
Leaders are geared to create impact, but vary on the extent they are guided by an inner calling. The orientation to control indicates how, as a leader, you hold yourself personally responsible to define strategies and drive implementation. People Orientation and Inclusion
Leaders with a distinct people orientation will recognise that attaining desired outcomes is also the result of collaboration and inclusion. A high orientation will emphasise being part of a community and relying on others to cope with complexity.
About the Enriching Supporter
Your employees and a strong community are important to you. You integrate your employees in the decision-making and brain-storming process. In doing so, you focus your energy on the development of your employees and the joint achievement of goals.
You may pay too much attention to the opinions of others when making decisions. To make it as comfortable as possible for everyone, you take too much of your workload home with you.
You are not afraid to take on responsibility. In return, you are recognised as an excellent leader and boss. This mix creates balance, thus you will have satisfied employees by your side and a relaxed outlook on the future.
One of the most effective exercises to become more familiar with ones role as a leader is creative writing. The only rule in creative writing is that your pen hits the page, produces words and doesn’t stop for a certain amount of time, say five to ten minutes. Do not worry about spelling or punctuation, the key task is to see what the outcome is. You do not even have to stick to one topic – surprise yourself and see where your own thoughts take you.
The most successful way to execute this task is all by yourself. At the beginning you may feel that you are just producing “gibberish”. A little later however, you will start to produce valuable raw material: first you have to bring your thoughts to the surface, then you can consciously filter them.
If you succeed in putting your raw thoughts down on paper, you can recognise what is really on your mind at the moment. This not only allows you to make more autonomous decisions about what you want to focus your attention on, but often you’ll find new approaches to solutions emerge for current challenges, just as you are writing.
I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money, I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.