Dr. Ichak Adizes has defined four types of leadership roles that every company needs to have:
- Producer – satisfies client needs -> how many clients come back to buy competitive products or services?
- Administrator – assures that organizational processes are systematized: that there are producers and that events happen in the right sequence with the right intensity -> ensures efficiency in the short run.
- Enterpreneur – visionary role ensuring that the organization takes the right direction, combining creativity with willingness to take risks -> assures existence of future services and products, which future clients will want and seek.
- Integrator – building climate and system of values that motivates individuals to work together, so that no one is indispensable -A rendering the company efficient in the long run.
Are all of them fulfilled in your company?
Here are three networking personas to avoid:
The biased leader. Don’t solely rely on advisers who are similar to you. They only reinforce your biases. Look for people who have different backgrounds or values and will encourage you to make more informed decisions.
The superficial networker. A common networking mistake is to engage in surface-level interaction with as many people as possible. A bigger network is not a better one. Be sure your relationships have depth.
The chameleon. Don’t change your interests, values, and personality to match those of whomever you’re talking to. You’ll end up more disconnected than when you started. Be true to who you are.
Source: Harvard Business Review
Jim Collins about successful good-to-great leaders:
They first got the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats – and then they figured out where to drive it.
“Good to Great” 1999