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Find and Balance Your Leadership Tilt to Achieve Your Goals

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Award-winning author, presenter, and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis, surveyed hundreds of leaders about their greatest leader, and the most important natural behaviors beyond character and hard worker were Results and Relationships balance.

This infographic from Leading with Honor helps you find your natural leadership tilt between results and relationships. Check out this neat tool, and please share your insight, too.

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Find and Balance Your Leadership Tilt to Achieve Your Goals

  1. 1. ©2008-2016LeadershipFreedomLLC®AllRightsReserved.LeadingwithHonor®andFreedomStarMedia®areregisteredtrademarksof LeadershipFreedomLLC.Formoreinformation,visitusonlineatLeadingWithHonor.com President Lincoln experienced great frustration early in the Civil War because there was little action and not many results on the battlefield. His top generals would not initiate the fight, delaying action in order to “recruit more soldiers,” or “get more training,” or “rest the horses.” He kindly and patiently tried to encourage them, but with little success. Ultimately, he had to fire three successive rounds of Generals before he discovered Ulysses S. Grant, a leader who took the initiative and got results. The normally amiable Lincoln succeeded because he adapted his behaviors to the needs of the situation. In Presidential Temperament, the authors say Lincoln “was predisposed to restrain himself… But when he was faced with Southern secession, he acted boldly and vigorously… When the crisis of the Civil War finally broke… the non-directive, rational Lincoln became ceaselessly active and persistently commanding.”2 LINCOLNLEARNEDTODOBOTH, ANDWECAN,TOO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The struggle comes because some people are Relationship-Oriented and some are Results-Oriented. Typically, for each of us, one is easy and one is a struggle. The first lesson in author and leadership expert Lee Ellis’ latest book, Leading with Honor® , is entitled "Know Yourself". All leaders need to understand their unique mix of talent that allows you to balance results and relationships. TaketheLeadingwithHonor® Assessmentat www.LeadingWithHonor.comtogetaFREE snapshotofyourindividualleadershipstyle. LEADERS MUST GET RESULTS to accomplish the mission, stay in business and be competitive. THEY ALSO MUST BUILD RELATIONSHIPS because it’s people (with motivations and emotions) who do the work. Good Listener Cared, Concerned About Me Encouraging, Gave Positive Feedback Trusted Me to Do the Job Supportive, Lent a Helping Hand Respected Others and Me FIND BALANCEAND WHICH ONE THEDILEMMA THESOLUTION BALANCE FINDYOURUNIQUE ARE YOU? 40% 20% RESULTS- ORIENTED BEHAVIORS OFTHEPOPULATION LEANSTOWARDS HAVENATURAL TALENTSFORBOTH 40% RELATIONSHIPS- ORIENTED BEHAVIORS OFTHEPOPULATION LEANSTOWARDS LEADERSHIPTILT YOUR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Presidential Temperament, Ray Choiniere, Kavid Kiersey (Promethus Nemesis, 1992) .....but..... AspresidentofLeadershipFreedom®LLC,aleadershipandteamdevelopment consultingandcoachingcompany,LeeEllisconsultswithFortune500senior executivesintheareasofhiring,teambuilding,humanperformance,andsuccession planning.HismediaappearancesincludeinterviewsonnetworkssuchasCNN, CBSThisMorning,C-SPAN,ABCWorldNews,andFoxNewsChannel.Aretired AirForceColonel,hislatestaward-winningbookabouthisVietnamPOW experienceisentitledLeadingwithHonor® :LeadershipLessonsfrom theHanoiHilton.Learnmoreat LeadingWithHonor.com Abraham Lincoln results-oriented relationship-oriented Slow down, listen, and soften your tone Tighten up, toughen up and proactively deal with necessary conflict. relationship- oriented leader results- oriented leader

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