In today’s workplace, there is no such thing as a typical leader. That’s why it’s important to identify your own unique leadership style, to help you progress in your position, as well as inspire and motivate others.
1. Identify your role models
“These could be politicians, celebrities, historical figures, colleagues or people in a social group you belong to – or perhaps even characters from fiction. Notice how they lead – what are the qualities you particularly admire about them? Just as important, think about the characters you don’t admire.
“What is it about their behaviour that you dislike or find unappealing?”
2. Remember authority
“Remember a time when a person with authority (a teacher, a parent, a boss) inspired or motivated you. How did they go about it?
“Conversely, consider a situation when a similar person really upset or annoyed you. What was it they did that triggered that reaction in you?”