Two Types of Leaders at Work

Two Types of Leaders at Work

Unlike previous posts in which I used to start with an introduction, I will go directly into the heart of this topic and say that there are two types of leaders at work. I will explain both types by describing their behavior at work.

The first type of leaders is the leader who wants to dominate everything including tasks and credits. This leader isolates team members from others at work so no one will know about them or their efforts. Team members tasks especially the ones with external parties will come through the leader in a way that they should only send the results back to him/her and the leader will send the results to the external party. This leader is not giving the opportunity to his/her team to take the lead and to be responsible for certain major activities at work.

The second type of leaders is the opposite to the first one. It is 180 degrees different. This leader distributes the tasks between team members and gives them the opportunity to shine and to be responsible for major activites. Team members will be involved in meetings and discussions with external parties. They will take the lead in some tasks and communicate the results with external parties. Therefore, they will no longer be isolated, they will get credits for their efforts and the most important thing is that everybody is going to know about those team members.

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2 Comments

Mo k.

about 1 year ago

Great post as usual! Unfortunately, selfish and self-centered leaders make the work environment much more difficult for team members. In addition, they think they are winning by being in control and receiving all credit. Thank you :)

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Anwar Bosbool

about 1 year ago

You are right Mo K. I totally agree with you. Thanks for your remarks and you are most welcome always.

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