The 4 Types of Leadership

  John Maxwell basically said American culture has witnessed four styles of leadership since 1950, with each style having different expectations concerning how followers should respond to words. The first style is the Military Commander. This type of leader came out of the army and expected unquestioning obedience from subordinates. The second style is the Chief Executive Officer. This type of leader led by a vision that was shared by everyone. The third style is the Coach. This type of leader sees employees as players on a team. This produced better results than the Military Commander or the Chief Executive Officer, but it was still limited to the vision of the Coach. And the fourth style of leadership is what John Maxwell calls “The Poet”. This type of leader sees the need to express the heart of the team, similar to the way a poet gives words to the heart of readers. The Poet Leader develops players using words of encouragement and direction. They recognize the power of words and they use them wisely. John Maxwell then quoted King Solomon who said, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” Yes, our words are powerful! Everything you say produces an effect in this world. Everything you say to someone else, in one way or another, has an affect on that person. What an awesome responsibility! Every time you say anything, you’re creating something, either positive or negative, with your words. Make sure that you choose your words wisely! Your words have power to heal. They have power to destroy, and my next Golden Nugget includes a story that will help to illustrate this point, but let me close this Golden Nugget by saying that I’m gonna guess that you choose your words wisely, because that’s what winners do, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a Winner!  
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “The Four Types of Leadership”, and this information comes from John Maxwell, who basically said that American culture has witnessed four styles of leadership since 1950, with each style having different expectations concerning how followers should respond to words. The first style is the Military Commander. This type of leader came out of the army and expected unquestioning obedience from subordinates. The second style is the Chief Executive Officer. This type of leader led by a vision that was shared by everyone. The third style is the Coach. This type of leader sees employees as players on a team. This produced better results than the Military Commander or the Chief Executive Officer, but it was still limited to the vision of the Coach. And the fourth style of leadership is what John Maxwell calls “The Poet”. This type of leader sees the need to express the heart of the team, similar to the way a poet gives words to the heart of readers. The Poet Leader develops players using words of encouragement and direction. They recognize the power of words and they use them wisely. John Maxwell then quoted King Solomon who said, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” Yes, our words are powerful! Everything you say produces an effect in this world. Everything you say to someone else, in one way or another, has an affect on that person. What an awesome responsibility! Every time you say anything, you’re creating something, either positive or negative, with your words. Make sure that you choose your words wisely! Your words have power to heal. They have power to destroy, and my next Golden Nugget includes a story that will help to illustrate this point, but let me close this Golden Nugget by saying that I’m gonna guess that you choose your words wisely, because that’s what winners do, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a Winner! Thank you for listening to this Golden Nugget by Don Howe. To learn more about Don’s free sales success system or to have a free success audio like this one sent to you each week day, please visit DonHoweSuccess.com. That’s D O N H O W E S U C C E S S .com
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