This leadership style is driven by two things: the need to get thing done and the need to control. They are most comfortable in settings where they manage others and take control of situations. Fast-paced and goal-oriented, Directors are focused on bottom-line results and achieving success. This go-getter mentality makes them innate leaders, but it also means they can come across as impatient and insensitive.How Directors Lead Their Teams- Directors are clear, brief, fast, and precise when speaking to their team. - Directors are well-prepared to provide solutions to problems and have little patience for brainstorming or collaborations. . - Directors skip the small talk and get down to business.-Directors motivate by setting goals ad acknowledging those achievements, Additional Steps for Directors to Inspire Loyalty in Their Teams- Take time to build a relationship with your employees and socialize with them.- Create small opportunities for a fun, lively atmosphere with new and diverse elements.- Make your team look good in front of others. Be slow to criticize them. Instead, motivate them with praise.
Most people love socializers. They are fun to be around, always make others laugh, and they thrive on being the center of attention. Charismatic and energetic, they always want to be where the action is. They are eternal optimists who are good at selling others on their vision and goals. Although their enthusiasm and charm make them influential people, as leaders, they can sometimes be impulsive decision-makers who take risks without verifying information. They listen to their intuition--which can be a good thing--and what their "gut" is telling them. On the downside, they have short attention spans, and they find it hard to be alone.How Socializers Lead Their Teams- Socializers take time to build a relationship and socialize with their team.- Socializers create a fun, lively atmosphere with new and diverse elements.- Socializers look for common interests within their team and focus on small talk and comradeship. - Socializers make their team look good in front of others. They are slow to criticize them and instead, motivate them with praise.Additional Steps For Socializers to Inspire Loyalty In Their Teams- While having fun is important, make sure you communicate a list of priorities and deadlines with your team. Setting expectations is vital to the success of the business. - After a meeting, be clear about who is going to do what and by when. Put everything down in writing.- Set individual and team goals and acknowledge the progress towards those goals.
This communication style is very analytical and geared toward problem-solving. Methodical and detail-oriented, Thinkers are usually slow decision-makers who are very deliberate about the choices they make. Before taking a specific route, they do their homework by weighing pros and cons and looking at problems from every angle. as leaders high expectations of others and themselves can make them come across as overly critical and pessimistic. They are perfectionists by nature and can easily fall into the trap of "analysis paralysis." Since they tend to be skeptical, they usually want to see promises in writing.How Thinkers Lead Their Teams- Thinkers avoid too much small talk _Thinkers thoroughly investigate a problem before coming up with a solution. _Thinkers have high expectations of themselves and their teams- Thinkers expect their teams to be well-prepared to answer their questions thoroughly with precise data.Additional Steps For Thinkers to Inspire Loyalty In Their Teams- Take time to build a relationship with your employees and socialize with them.- Create small opportunities for a fun, lively atmosphere with new and diverse elements.- Reduce the fears of your team by clearly explaining how a certain change or policy will benefit them and those around them.e.-Set expectations for your process. Let your team know how long you need to process and the timeline for your answers.
Of the four communication styles, this one is the most people-oriented. Relators are warm, nurturing individuals who value interpersonal relationships above all other things. They are very loyal leaders, devoted friends and excellent team players. Peacemakers by nature, they often avoid conflicts and confrontations. They are also ideal team players since they are always willing to build networks and share responsibilities. Like Thinkers, they are thorough planners and highly risk-averse. They value reliability, balance and sincerity.How Relators Lead Their Teams- Relators are patient..- Relators build a relationship and learn more about their employees personal lives before getting down to business.- Relators are warm and inviting. -Relators focus on their feelings.and the feelings of their teamAdditional Steps For Relators to Inspire Loyalty In Their Teams- While having fun is important, make sure you communicate a list of priorities and deadlines with your team. Setting expectations is vital to the success of the business. - After a meeting, be clear about who is going to do what and by when. Put everything down in writing.- Set individual and team goals and acknowledge the progress towards those goals. - Be predictable and follow through with your stated promises