How do people actually work together? Google “management styles,” and you’ll find out that there are only four real types of leaders. Oops! Actually, it’s six. Yikes! Scroll a little farther, and it’s seven. No wait, it’s ten! And, if you’re brave enough to scroll to the bottom of the page, you’ll find out there’s actually no such thing as a management style; we’re all just monkeys fighting over a rapidly shrinking supply of bananas.
But once all of the Myers-Briggs tests and “data-driven” charts are stripped away, all of leadership comes down to that one simple question. How do YOU, as a human being, convince other human beings to execute an action? And it’s not the royal “you,” either. It’s personal.
According to the Harvard Business ...