Chapter 13Lessons from Affirming Leaders

What Can We Learn from Affirming Leaders?

Whether you consider yourself high or low on the Affirming Dimension, we’ll help you understand the benefits of this positive approach. As we discussed in Chapter 2, the Affirming Dimension is located on the eastern side of the 8 Dimensions of Leadership Model, which means that Affirming leaders tend to be exceptionally warm and accepting. We’ll explore some key characteristics that make up the Affirming Dimension of leadership.

Affirming leaders want to encourage groups to succeed, to engage others in open communication, and more than anything, to create a positive, collaborative environment. They tend to maintain informal relationships with the people they lead, ...

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