The Blakeslee Theory of Leadership or ‘The Leader Code” is best represented on a graph. Dividing the graph into three somewhat equal sections, these sections represent the three intrinsic drives or drawers as the book explains them.
The graph with the three sections is overlaid on top of a bell curve. Then the six leadership styles are added within each drawer that represent the drive that drives that particular leadership style. See below.
In each drive/drawer you will find two leadership styles. The Hammer and Screwdriver Leadership Styles are driven by Poimen. The Socket Set and the Adjustable Wrench Leadership Styles are driven by Presbuteros. The Measuring Tape and the Bubble Level Leadership Styles are driven by Episkopos.
Are you one of those people who follow through on their actions or do you find that your good intentions fall to the wayside quickly? Regardless of which type of person you may classify yourself as, why not make next year the year which belongs to you?
While this may sound like a huge challenge, by breaking it down into smaller steps the picture becomes much clearer. When it comes to setting goals many people often make lofty goals, those that are almost unattainable or out of reach. It’s no wonder that these ambitions and goals are given up almost as fast as they were set.
So how do you set easy to reach goals that will lead you on the path to success?
One of the first things that you need to accomplish is to think about what your goals are. Now I don’t mean traveling the world living out of fancy hotels. I mean goals that are going to help you lead the life God has intended for you. If your goal was to travel the world to serve others, what would be the steps you need to take to accomplish this?
Managing your time online is something that everyone can benefit from. Even the best leaders and managers can easily be distracted while managing their business or leading others. Knowing how to manage your time better will allow you to be more organized and efficient – not just in your business but in your personal life too.
Today it is easy to find an array of time management tools that you can download and use. This includes simple timers that help you stay on task, to complex tools where you can plan and manage your entire day.
Time Management Apps
Anyone can make a New Year’s Resolution but only a small percentage of us actually achieve them. This can boil down to your determination and your motivation to achieve your resolutions.
Before setting any type of New Year’s resolution this year you should sit down and really determine what you want to achieve. Look forward to the end of the year and think where you want to be. Reflect on both your personal and your work related goals.
Do you enjoy making New Year Resolutions – actually the question should be do you keep your resolutions? Did you know that 9 out of 10 people fail with keeping their resolutions. So what is the reason we fail at keeping those resolutions?
One of the main reasons that New Year’s resolutions fail is simply because we are not totally committed to them. Many people make so many resolutions that it is simply impossible to know where to start. Instead of taking action it is much easier to give up – on all of them.
The best way to get around this issue is to find something that you truly want to achieve. Something you are passionate about. Perhaps you want to lose 50 pounds, maybe you want to save $1,000 to start your Dave Ramsey emergency fund or you want to be an effective leader (for this I recommend you buy The Leader Code!).
Another way to look at your New Year’s resolution is by shifting your perspective of it. Resolutions are viewed as wishes and dreams by many people and this is another reason why people aren’t successful at keeping them. Instead you want to turn your resolution into a goal. Goals are more specific than wishes and dreams. They are strong desires that you want to achieve. When you tell people what your goal is they are more likely to be supportive. When you say that you just made a New Year’s Resolution they often assume that once February hits your resolution will have disappeared. Well, sometimes we make it until February – right?
The Harvest Show from Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Author Daniel Blakeslee discusses the dos-and-don’ts of effective leadership from his newest book ‘Lead Like Hell is Real.’ Find out how to schedule Daniel for your keynote or next event here.