Leader Focus: View Leadership Through the Right Lens

LFBlogColoradoMost organizations classify career advancement as transitioning into a series of people leadership roles. But, what does that mean for an organization’s high performers whose strengths are not aligned with the abilities to manage themselves and others effectively?

For instance, some leaders are all about results. Take Oracle CEO, Safra Catz, for example. She is widely known as an aggressive businesswoman who aims to win at all costs. On the other hand, someone like Andre Young, AKA Dr. Dre, is considered by his peers to be an innovative thought leader who focuses on the big picture. Both have experienced a tremendous amount of success in their careers, but they did so with very different approaches. 

Hogan’s Leader Focus Report offers organizations a solution designed to help determine the leadership style employees display, and what leadership role might be the best fit for them. This report simplifies and provides insight into six leadership dimensions that influence leadership style and effectiveness:

  • Results Leader — Key focus is on winning. They set high goals for themselves and others, and may sacrifice relationships to achieve outcomes.
  • People Leader — Key focus is on relationships. They are skilled at building and maintaining relationships with others, but may struggle at handling conflict and holding staff accountable.
  • Process Leader – Key focus is on implementation. They focus on creating, following and enforcing policies, but may resist change and innovation.
  • Thought Leader – Key focus is on ideas. Skilled in idea generation and strategic problem-solving, but may lack the focus to follow through on implementation.
  • Social Leader – Key focus is on people. Skilled at communicating, networking and developing connections, but may not listen effectively.
  • Data Leader – Key focus is on information. Strong analytical leadership style, but may rely too heavily on numbers and resist intuitive decision making.

These six dimensions outline how a leader manages self, career, and relationships, priorities on which a leader will focus, and how he or she will define success. Grounded in decades of global research on leader performance, the Leader Focus Report is designed to help an organization’s leaders understand their reputation and unique brand using data rather than intuition.

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