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 The Leadership and Management Styles Expert Report has been created to provide leaders with a practical, tangible insight into their preferred leadership and management style. The output will add value to a range of initiatives including executive coaching, inducting new senior managers, as part of leadership development programmes or career planning conversations.

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To help individual leaders and their coaches get the maximum value from the report, we have also created a free supporting workbook.

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What it Measures

1. Execution Focus

Execution Focus is based on four core principles – People, Strategic, Operational and Tactical Focus - that are essential in creating effective performance execution. Increasing a leader’s awareness of their different preferences can help an individual explore the potential strengths and gaps in their approach to performance execution.

Someone with a strong people focus will be keen to understand and inspire their people, believing the key to success is to win their hearts and minds. They are keen to understand how people think and feel, making time to understand what drives and motivates them.

Someone with a strong preference in this area will be interested in developing the future vision and focus for the business. They are more interested in delivering long-term results for the business, emphasising future opportunities rather than day-to-day matters.

An operational preference is likely to result in a focus on translating strategic objectives into a series of operational plans (normally at a departmental/functional level) to ensure that the business’ goals and targets are delivered. They prefer thinking about tangible, short to medium term issues.

Someone whose preference is tactical is likely to focus on day-to-day performance and executing tangible objectives. They are comfortable instructing others, ensuring quality is maintained and deadlines are met.

2. Transactional & Transformational Styles

In simple terms, transactional leaders focus on management and Doing it right, whilst transformational leaders are more concerned with leadership and Doing the right thing.

Both styles can bring different strengths and attributes to an individual’s approach to managing and leading, and as such one should not be considered as better than the other style. Instead, they can be explored in terms of the potential strengths and gaps in an individual’s approach.

Management (Transactional) Style
A transactional approach is most likely to add value in an environment where there is a high degree of control and a need for adherence to define structures and processes, a need for problem solving and delivering within the existing status quo. When done well, a transactional preference will help stretch an organisation’s performance capability by delivering increased organisational efficiency.

Leadership (Transformational) Style
A transformational approach is most likely to add value in environments where change is required or is already the norm, and where operating within uncertainty and a high degree of risk is needed if goals are to be achieved. When done well, a transformational preference will help increase an organisation’s performance by fundamentally changing aspects of how it operates and potentially even what it does, i.e. delivering increased organisational effectiveness.

3. Competency Core Areas

Managing Self
Competencies relating to how an individual drives their own performance, takes accountability for their behaviour, handles pressure and has a thirst for development.

Managing Relations with Others
Competencies focusing on how an individual interacts with, builds relationships with and leads others.

Managing the Business
Competencies focused on decision making and execution, understanding the wider business context and leading in change.

Accessing the Report

To generate a Leadership and Management Styles Report the candidate will need to complete one of our personality questionnaires, you will then simply be able to generate the report.


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