When leaders are aware of the different leadership styles, they can choose the style that suits them best or integrate the styles together to reach a desired outcome. Different leadership styles can create the same results, but will have a different effect on team members. Someone with an “Exemplary” leadership style leads by example. They act in a role similar to a mentor role.
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Anyone who has gone first and has done the roles of their followers can be an exemplary leader.
Exemplary leaders dead by example. They go first and advise their followers on how to avoid pitfalls they may have experienced. They teach their followers to capitalize on the opportunities that they may have experienced.
Examples of exemplary leaders:
- Stephen Covey – He wrote a book called the 7 habits of highly successful people. He went through how you can organize yourself and others to be successful.
- Brian Tracy – He has written number of books. He has been super successful and he teaches others to be successful.
- Tony Robbins – He leads the way to happiness, health, success.
- These leaders have a distinct vision.
- They put duplicatable action plans into place. Something others can put into place and be successful.
- These leaders have a very high degree of success.
- The action plans are based one person’s perspective
- These leaders are usually closed off to team input which leads to missed opportunities to grow and innovate.
- These leaders can be slow to change.
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