That’s my takeaway from a study of 17,300 middle managers from 951 organizations in 58 countries. This GLOBE study, published by the Center for Creative Leadership, identified six styles of leadership and found that while two of them are seen as effective across all national cultures, the other four are seen as effective in some countries and less effective in others.
Although it’s popular to say that the world is flat and distance is dead thanks to globalization and information technology, the GLOBE study is based on a different idea — that a leader’s perceived effectiveness depends on national culture, which is “embedded in the societal and organizational norms, values, and beliefs of the people being led.” Moreover, peoples’ early exp??
1/ charismatic values style
2/ The TEAM style
3/ The Participative style
4/ The humanity style
5/ The autonomous style
6/ The self-protective style
My biggest takeaway? You should lead organizations that benefit from your style and get out if your style puts the company in danger. If your board lacks the clout to dethrone you, you should put the interests of your company first — and hire your replacement. A Type Four leader might do that but a Type Six one never will.