Successful leadership can unlock an organization’s potential to achieve remarkable results. An excellent leader, however, is not someone who simply has a vision. This vision must be communicated with employees effectively to turn it into a reality.
Communication is only fruitful when leaders are both reflective and empathetic. This means they are not only in touch with their own strengths and shortcomings but also those of their employees.
Armed with this information about their own and their employees’ psychosocial patterns, leaders are able to adjust their expectations from their workforce, and design customized strategies for talent retention.
How can you recognize your leadership style? And more importantly, how do you understand the behavior patterns of your employees? Discussing your own and your colleagues’ aspirations and pet peeves are one way to accomplish this. Noting people’s body language is another.
However, a useful technique is a personality assessment tool that identifies the analytical styles of different people.