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Talent Leadership by Jac Fitz-enz, Luiz Xavier, John Mattone

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CHAPTER 8

Understanding the Heart Leader Triad: Helpers, Entertainers, and Artists

Heart Leaders—whether Helpers, Entertainers, or Artists—share certain character traits involving how they feel about themselves and others. Both their greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses are their emotions.

Type Two: The Helper

Leaders who are predominantly Helpers have strong feelings for others. Ironically, this very positive attribute can also be the source of many of the challenges they encounter. Helper Leaders can tend to overexpress their positive feelings toward others and dismiss their negative feelings in their attempt to deal with the challenges they face at work. Their sense of self is that they are sensitive, caring leaders, yet when they are ...

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