WHAT’S YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE?
Are certain leadership traits uniquely important to community and economic development?
Leadership has been a recurring topic at the forefront of many discussions at past Janus Forums. Why is this such an important factor in moving communities forward? At what level do you most frequently encounter problems or experience opportunities for leadership growth – personally, within your economic development organization or its Board, among elected community officials, or in a younger or multigenerational workforce?
Countless books and leadership training opportunities abound. Leadership styles range from autocratic to democratic, commander to servant, tribal to primal, transactional to transformative and the list goes on. What’s your style?
We’ve chosen a few resources you may like to explore whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours. Explore the MindTools Leadership Toolkit. Check out a Simon Sinek TED Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action. Perhaps you will connect with the ideas in Harry Kramer’s book From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership.
What are some characteristics of the best leaders you know in community and economic development?