What Type of Leader Are You?

by | Nov 1, 2022 | Successful Mind Podcast

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What type of leader are you?

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On today’s bonus episode, David & Steph talk about the importance of being a visionary leader & what it means for the growth of your business. They also launch a newly designed assessment tool created by Life is Now Inc. that helps you determine which type of leader you are.


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Steph

So I’m really excited today.

David

Tell me about it.

Steph

Well, you know about it, but I’ll tell you about it anyway, because we’re on this podcast. Big day for us. Yesterday we launched a new website, we launched new branding, and we launched a brand new tool.

David

That is exciting.

Steph

I’m so proud of it. You know, it’s fun to create something and just be so proud of what you created because you know that it’s going to make a difference in people’s lives. So for quite a while now, David and I have been having high level conversations about leadership. Because our goal is to help leaders, because we know that when we help leaders of companies, that trickles down into their team and that trickles down into our team’s families, and it creates a ripple effect, right?

David

Yeah, for sure. Synergy, productivity, the whole thing like explosions in business in a good way.

Steph

You know, our big thing is we want to create impact. We want to help the good guys win. Right. That’s what lights us up. And I really feel like this new tool that we created helps the good guys win. And in this conversation we’ve been having about leaders, we’ve been working with leaders.

While you’ve been working with leaders for longer than I have. I personally have been working with leaders for 14 years. You’ve been working with leaders for a lot longer than that.

David

But what’s interesting is not on this topic that we’re going to talk about today. Right. This is different. This is not only a growth edge for us, it’s a growth edge for everybody in our community.

Steph

Right. So what we noticed, sitting down and having conversations between the two of us is that leaders kind of fall into four different leadership types, leadership categories, especially the visionary leaders. Right. People that want to create something really wonderful in the world, that want to impact lives, that want to help more people. You know, the people that go into business because they have a mission.

They believe that they’re on purpose in what they’re doing. And we noticed that these leaders think very differently, not all leaders think the same. Not all leaders lead the same. Not all leaders need the same systems. Not all leaders need the same help. Not all you know, it’s not one size fits all, right.

In terms of leadership and a lot of the books that you read and a lot of the courses that are out there in leadership teach one way and it’s really black and white. It is. But when you look at the mindset of leaders, because it all stems with mindset, they all start in different places and they’re all influenced by their upbringing, just like anyone’s influenced by their upbringing right before the age of seven.

They don’t have the ability to choose what goes into their mind. So whatever their situation is, as that young person under the age of seven then gets absorbed, right? It goes on, yeah, yeah. And it stays. And it influences how that person filters their world.

David

Yeah. Forever shapes the way they see the world and the way that they approach and see their business. And that’s different.

Steph

Correct. And what we’ve noticed is that we can’t talk to each business owner the same way. Right.

David

That’s right.

Steph

And we’ve noticed this through the apps that we’ve done, the private coaching that we’ve done, the group. I mean, my gosh, we’ve done so much. We’ve worked so long with leaders of companies that we know that we have to have an understanding of what’s going on in their…

David

How they think.

Steph

How they think in order to help them. So I’m making this long story shorter right now. So what we did is we went to work and we created an assessment tool. And the idea behind this assessment tool is that you answer some very specific questions, not many of them. I think that I mean, I’ve taken this assessment six times to test it and make sure it works, but I think it takes literally six and a half minutes and you get a result.

So it categorizes you. And we’ve asked questions. It’s based in psychology. We’ve asked questions, make it based on human design. And it groups you in one of four leadership types. And then the cool thing about that is that with each leadership type, just like anything, you have the good and you have the bad, right?

You have the superpower of that leadership type and you also have the kryptonite, right? And it’s different for each leadership type. So I’m going to use myself as an example. Okay. So I took the quiz. I mean, I created it, but I didn’t actually know what I was going to turn out to be. So I took the quiz and my result was a catalyst leader and the superpower of a catalyst leader is that teams love to work with you.

A catalyst leader is all about building people up. It’s getting wins for everyone. It’s how you communicate and relationship build. I’m a relationship person, right? My strength as a leader is in having open communication, creating safe places for teams, and then teaching other people how to do that as well. But my kryptonite is in the belief that I have to do it all myself, that it’s difficult for me to delegate sometimes, that if it if it’s going to get done, it needs to get done right by me. My kryptonite is in allowing other people to help me.

Allowing, allowing myself to receive support because the opposite side of the catalyst leader is the martyr. And that’s 100% in my past. Right? Raised by martyrs became a martyr. I’m a recovering martyr. It shows up around the corner, oh, poor me, you know, I’ll just do it myself, work yourself to the bone.

Because my value was in how hard I worked and the fact that I could solve problems, right? Yeah. But for me to step into being the catalyst leader, I needed to. I need to let go of those things. And then the cool thing is, the report that you get after you take this quiz gives you specific things that you can start doing to begin to step more into the superpower side of your leader and out of the kryptonite side of your visionary leadership role.

So it’s not just one of those tools that you see on Facebook that tells you, oh, you’re a lion and here’s why you’re like a lion.

David

No, it’s really an assessment.

Steph

It’s very much an assessment. It’s very much a tool. An assessment that helps you uncover your blindspots.

David

Yeah. In an incredible way, too.

Steph

Yeah. And you know, so blindspots. Right. These are the things that you can’t see for yourself. Most of the time people get something that is not right, but you can’t figure out what that not right thing is, you feel like there’s something that you’re missing. There’s something that you don’t understand, but you’re not sure what it is you don’t understand.

But you know that there’s something that you don’t understand because you keep getting the result that you don’t want. That’s a blind spot. The purpose of this tool is to help you see that blind spot so that you can begin to make changes and begin and start to head in the right direction.

David

Yeah. Well, the other thing about the blind spot is that you have a tendency to unconsciously keep approaching it from what seems normal to you and you don’t understand why you’re not getting a different result. And it can be extremely frustrating, right? Because you see the world the way that you do and that makes sense to you. But why this doesn’t make sense to change it from your perspective is very confusing for people.

Steph

Right. Well, let’s take let’s take you, for example. Yeah. You are a charismatic leader. Right. And here’s the thing with charismatic leaders. They don’t want to be a leader. They don’t want to lead a team. And I don’t know how many times I’ve had conversations with business owners and finally pulled it out of them that they actually don’t want to be the leader of their company.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you’re a charismatic leader and you’re feeling constantly pushed to be the leader in your company, you’re going to create an absolute mess, right? Your team’s not going to be clear on the direction that you’re going. You’re going to constantly feel like you can’t communicate, like no one understands you.

David

Well, that’s the kryptonite part of it. That’s the key. You’re constantly misunderstood, right? We think fast. We think big, broad pictures. We’re very creative. We get bored extremely easily. That’s totally true for me. It’s my whole life. And as the interesting thing about this stuff is as a kid, the board was I was disciplined for the board part.

Instead of anybody recognizing what my gift was, I was ridiculed for it because it affected everybody else in a negative way. So it’s a constant. All my life I felt like I was misunderstood, like I was trying to get a message across. But the people that I was around, it was misunderstood. And it wasn’t till I got into business that I actually got celebrated, which was a huge shock for me.

Steph

Yeah. And just think you being the charismatic leader, if you wouldn’t have been able to step outside yourself and say, I’m not the best person for this job, I mean.

David

Right.

Steph

God only knows what would have happened.

David

There would have been no growth. You would just completely standstill forever.

Steph

And it opened the door for me to come in and say, I’ll be the leader and I know how to communicate with you. You have an idea. I’m thinking, I have no idea what he means. And I know the questions to ask, to pull out all the information that I need to be able to make it so. 

So there are two other types of leaders. There’s Legacy Leader and there’s Limitless leader. I’m not going to go into them, but I guarantee that everyone, including you, falls into one of those four leadership characteristics. And every single one of you has a superpower that you may not even be aware of. That, if you could tap into more, would create amazing results for your business.

And you also have some kryptonite that you could actually have tied to your ankles right now because you’re doing things that you think you should be doing or not doing, things that you don’t even know you should be doing because of your leadership style. Right. Does that make sense?

David

Yeah. Oh, absolutely. You know, I’ve seen many people that are charismatic leaders that think that they’ve consistently hired the wrong people and they have trouble with people leaving. And so it goes back to that. I’m completely misunderstood. And what they don’t understand is they don’t have somebody with your talent and gifts to be able to communicate and build.

So there’s a balance that it has to happen. And I was talking to somebody about this. I said it’s really interesting. You have two people who bring these amazing gifts and it creates a third entity, right? It’s a beautiful creation. What comes out of those two things when you consider just actually working together, but you have to understand it to be able to do that, right?

Steph

And the purpose of this assessment is to not only help you understand, but it’s also to give you actual action things that you can begin to implement now to begin to change these things. So like I said, it’s not your typical quiz on Facebook that you take. It inspires you that you’re alive because of you, you know what I mean?

You’ve all seen those, right? And they’re fun, they’re great, whatever. But we wanted to add, you know, real value and make this something that can be super useful and also, you know, helpful for the person receiving the quiz and also helpful for a person who’s coaching the person receiving the quiz because that helps that person understand the person better.

And it also helps teams understand their leader better. So I just think this is going to create a ripple effect that we haven’t even thought of yet. .

David

Completely.

Steph

And I’m really excited to announce it, which is why we’re doing this special super quick.

David

Yes. 

Steph

So if you’re interested in finding out what your visionary leader type is, we’d love for you to take this quiz. It’s completely free. We launched it to our list yesterday. So if you’re on our list, you would have gotten an email form. Make sure you check your email. And if you’re not on our list, you can take this quiz by going to lifeisnowinc.com/leader. So, super simple lifeisnowinc.com/leader.

We hope to see your quiz come through. We hope it provides an incredible amount of value for you and gives you some insights on what you need to stop doing. Yeah, and also what you need to start doing.

David

Uncover the blind spot.

Steph

And uncover the blind spots. It’s key.

David

Yep.

Steph

Thanks.

David

You bet.

 

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Episode 534 – What It Means to Be a Leader

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