While we may not all be leaders in the sense that we're managing a team or running an organization, we all possess certain habits and instincts when we're presented with an opportunity to lead, be it as a project manager, a volunteer, a parent or friend, or a proactive voice within an organization. So, when you find yourself in those situations, how do you handle the responsibilities and the pressures? What types of leadership styles make up your identity and attitude as a leader?
Take this quiz to understand more about your leadership leanings, and to learn how to call on a variety of styles in order to become a more impactful leader, no matter where you lead or who you're leading.
When giving direction to a team, your go-to philosophy can be summed up with which of the following:
When you find yourself in a last minute rush to meet a deadline, your first inclination is to:
If your direct reports or colleagues were asked to share one positive aspect of your leadership style, they would say:
If your direct reports and colleagues were asked to share one negative aspect of your leadership style, they would say:
Which of these do you feel is a more effective motivator?
Which of the following statements accurately describes how you like to manage a project?
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As the Associate Director of Editorial and Career Content at Idealist and a lifelong nonprofit professional, Alexis offers job seekers, game changers, and do gooders actionable tips, career resources, and social-impact advice.