Understanding the Head Leader Triad: Thinkers, Disciples, and Activists

Head Leaders—Thinkers, Disciples, and Activists—share characteristics relating to their ability to think and get things done. Whereas the main issue facing less mature Heart Leaders concerns their identity, the central problem facing Head Leaders has to do with their insecurities.

Type Five: The Thinker

Leaders who are predominantly Thinkers like to analyze the world around them. They prefer thinking to doing and often become out of touch with the practical reality of working in an organization. Thinkers also have a hard time translating impulses into action. Many Thinkers will not act until they are certain of what they want to do. In fact, Thinkers can become ...

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