Explore Gallup's new tool to understand your leadership style.
In today’s complex reality, do you wonder how to better influence and act with more intention and impact? Do you sometimes feel like you don’t have enough authority or real, legitimate power to effectively influence decisions and engage stakeholders to achieve your bold goals? Who should you team up with to help you through the complementarity of strengths?
Do you know your leadership approach?
You are not alone. Leadership is not merely a title; it involves making a positive impact on both situations and individuals, with influence being a crucial skill to refine for achieving success.
Source : Gallup®
You have the strengths within you to dare to do things differently. To influence with more impact and intention, the first step is to better understand yourself, your strengths, and potential blind spots.
To do this, Gallup has identified four leadership and influencing styles based on strengths to help you understand the approach that aligns with your strengths. Because they are based on CliftonStrengths® 34, these leadership styles reveal how you can make a significant impact using your natural leadership talents, rather than imitating someone else’s style.
Take, for example, Eric, a leader responsible for implementing significant changes. As a process-focused leader with an action-oriented approach, he faced difficulties in mobilizing diverse people and gaining their buy-in. It was time to prepare the ground, build trust through relationships, and create spaces for co-creation to involve all stakeholders. Slowing down to go fast paid off. Eric realized that ideas from various people affected by the change would lead the transformation in the right direction.
The CliftonStrengths® for Leaders Report
Your strengths can propel you forward. But, as in Eric’s case, they can also trip you up if you only operate on autopilot. Understanding your sphere of influence and leadership style allows you to act with more intention and adapt to a specific situation. This may involve reducing the intensity of certain strengths or identifying partnerships for success.
Whether you already know your CliftonStrengths® or are ready to discover them for the first time, the new CliftonStrengths® for Leaders report is a tool to provide you with a clearer and more precise idea to strengthen the effectiveness of your influence and impact.
Building Your Influence Capabilities
Get to know your dominant strengths to better understand your leadership and influence style. So, you know who you are, how to use your strengths, and minimize the impact of your weaknesses.
As leaders, you often have common goals and a desire to achieve the same results. However, by acting with more intention and in partnership with people whose strengths complement yours, you will achieve it in a way that is unique to your strengths and style.
To read the full article on the CliftonStrengths® for Leaders report and the four leadership domains, click the link below.
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