What type of leader do you have the potential to be?

What type of leader do you have the potential to be?

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.

If you want to find out more about how CharacterScope can support your development click here.

The Innovator

“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 Strategist

“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.
The Professional

“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.

Leadership Aspirations

CharacterScope – developing yourself and your team

Leadership Aspirations

Your personal aspirations

The message behind CharacterScope is simple:

We believe the world would be a better place if everyone found the confidence to be the leader they have the inner potential to be.

CharacterScope is about helping you find and develop your identity as a leader. Helping you to be the best leader you can be.

One way to do this is to start off thinking about your inspirations and aspirations

Your inspirations?

(5 minute reflection)

Have a think about how important being a leader is to you…
How is it important in your work? In your personal life? In your family life?
Why is it important to you or not important?

Who do you look on as a leader who inspires you? Think about famous leaders, but also think about people closer to home — a colleague, a boss, teacher, neighbour, friend, family member. What is it about them that inspires you?

Your aspirations

By thinking about your aspirations in CharacterScope, you will begin to think about yourself in the context of leadership. This introduces you to the 9 leadership types, which will become very familiar over the course of your journey.

You are asked to select two of the 9 leadership types as your aspirations:

Do some of these feel more natural to you?

Can you imagine yourself fitting into this leader type?

Or perhaps one of them seems to describe a leader you know who inspires you

Does one stick out as exciting to you?

If this is the first time you have really considered yourself as a leader, or thought about different types of leadership, you may not know what your aspirations are at this stage. Don’t worry — this stage is mainly about tuning you in to our way of thinking about leadership and helping you begin to find your identity as a leader.

 

Guide your team on a powerful developmental journey, creating a team that combines strong performance with personal growth and learning.

You will be guided through a series of sprints and sessions that weave together 3 strands:
  • your own personal journey
  • your team colleagues’ individual journeys through CharacterScope
  • your team development process
There are comprehensive resources to guide you through each stage, all accessed through the CharacterScope platform.
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Viewpoints, how others see me?

Learn how others see you and the impact you have on the people around you.
This practical experience is backed by insights from the new science of human performance and flourishing, brought straight into your laptop and mobile phone.
 
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Individual Insight

What are my strengths? What are my gaps? How can I use them to be best in my role?
Highly effective

Understand the team and how to get the best from each-other

What are our strengths as a team? What do we want and need to develop to be a high performing and motivated group?
For individuals and the team

Structured development beyond three months

CharacterScope guides you and your team through a individual and collective journey. 2500+ hours of digital coaching sessions, with CharacterScope guiding you through tablet, mobile and laptop.
Our commitment to you is that we will do everything we can to make that feel like time well-invested.

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