Understanding yourself and your potential as a leader.
Completing a CharacterScope Self-Review is your opportunity to discover yourself as a leader.
Like working with any good coach, the starting point is a thorough review:
- What are your strengths?
- Your gaps?
- Which of the 9 Leader Types is your best fit?
- Is this in line with your aspirations as a leader?
The CharacterScope 9 Leader Types
Each type has a unique way of leading and inspiring those around them. The below explanations can help you decide your aspirational leader types.
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“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”
Miles Davis – Jazz musician
They are willing to think the unthinkable, make connections others miss, good at anticipating how the world may change and are willing to make bold, game-changing decisions, even at the risk of failure or seeming foolish.
The Entrepreneurial leader
“It was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.”
Jay Z – Music, recording, clothing, sports agency
They are great at spotting the potential in situations and have the network of contacts, personal resourcefulness and determination to follow through and turn possibilities into reality.
The Executional leader
“Done is better than perfect”
Sheryl Sandberg – Business leader, author
The Executional leader is focused and driven to achieve great results. They will work tirelessly on a challenging task until it is completed, galvanising and driving the efforts of others, often with little or no regard for relationships or workplace politics.
The Practical Leader
“It is far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
Warren Buffet – Investor
They are great at translating strategy into practical results, with a strong feel for what will work in the real world. They balance the short-term with the long-term, bringing a sustained focus on improving the quality, reliability and effectiveness of whatever they are leading.
“The financial service industry is a service industry. It should service others before itself.”
Christine Lagarde. MD, IMF
They provide strategic clarity to people and organisations. They are valued for their judgement, their wisdom about what is going on and their insight about what needs to happen to move a difficult task forward, unstick a relationship, or handle a tricky people situation.
The Servant leader
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”
Nelson Mandela – Statesman, South Africa
The Servant Leader gets their own ego out of the way and focuses on the team and organisation around them. They pull people together around shared goals, recognise and play to people’s strengths and inspire teams to perform strongly. Many come to personify the team, to embody its core values and identity.
The Transformational Leader
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition”
Steve Jobs – Apple
They are great at leading people and organisations through change. Some deliver change in processes, products and structures, but the best are just good at changing beliefs, mind-sets and culture.
The Charismatic leader
“Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
Michelle Obama – Former First Lady, lawyer and writer
They seem to pull people towards them – who are drawn by their inner convictions and vision. The best create inspiration, energy and change for people, generating a sense of possibilities and potential.
“Always be more than you appear and never appear to be more than you are.”
Angela Merkel – Politician, Germany
Professionals are known for their commitment to mastery of their chosen subjects and their determination to deliver on whatever personal commitments they make. They work with great energy, drive and focus in the service of others.