Kul UPPAL in Directors and Executives, IT - Information Technology, Engineers and Technicians Senior Cost Engineering Consultant to Oil & Gas Industry • Conquest Consulting Oct 13, 2016 · 1 min read · 1.3K

Different Leadership Roles

Different Leadership Roles“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” -John F. Kennedy

“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” -John D. Rockefeller

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” -Bill Bradley

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” -Warren Bennis

 “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is a man given. Be grateful. The conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden


In the Visionary role a leader:

  • Dreams the seemingly impossible dream and turns it into a real possibility.
  • Innovates a powerful idea about the future.
  • Articulates that idea in simple terms to inspire the whole organization to act.
  • Sustains creativity and optimism.
  • Is committed and determined to be undeterred by obstacles in the path of the vision


In the Globalist role a leader:

  • Becomes a world traveler in the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Fosters the organization's success in leveraging the diversity of its workforce and furthering its global activities.
  • Bridges cultural differences by demonstrating interest, understanding, and appreciation of different cultures.
  • Finds the common ground so that productive work can occur.
  • Remains willing to question own beliefs and adaptable to ideas that spring from people of different backgrounds.


In the Mentor role a leader:

  • Is committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Helps people advance their careers through various learning opportunities.
  • Honors the development desires of each person.
  • Is devoted to the uniqueness of each individual.
  • Motivates by creating an environment for people to find their own inner drive.


In the Ally role a leader:

  • Builds partnerships by seeking ever higher standards of effective, mutually beneficial collaboration.
  • Sees the benefits of productive work partnerships in teams, informal interactions, and work with suppliers, customers, etc.
  • Realizes conflict is often a sign of opposing valuable perspectives and seeks dialogue to extract benefit from it.
  • Is expansive in a willingness to extend trust to others.


In the Sovereign role a leader:

  • Is always thoughtful in the use of power?
  • Takes risks and faces uncertainty in being decisive.
  • Accepts responsibility for consequences of decisions.
  • Takes a stand even when it is unpopular.
  • Empowers others by extending decision authority to them.
  • Remains completely reliable in honoring commitments.


In the Guide role a leader:

  • Is a flexible organizer, keeping people and things in directed motion.
  • Achieves goals by applying clearly stated principles, based on core values, to guide actions on tasks.
  • Makes the journey as worthwhile as the goals.
  • Is excited and challenged to keep things moving forward regardless of the obstacles and restraints.
  • Uses expertise to do the work and support the efforts of others. 
ShareShare Brief View of the Leadership Roles
  • LikeBrief View of the Leadership Roles
  • Comment
  • ShareShare Brief View of the Leadership Roles

Donna-Luisa Eversley Oct 16, 2016 · #1

@Kul UPPAL thank you for sharing this break down on the different types of leadership roles modelled by those who aspire to be leaders. There are some who may even try to mix some of the qualities in an effort to get a best fit for their own organization. Ultimately though there will be a leaning towards one direction. Achieving goals, both professional and personal. Thanks for this 🐝🐝

+1 +1