There are many ways to stifle the creativity and smarts of your team, just as there are lots of ways to get the most out of people. To assess your leadership style, take the survey at www.multipliersbook.com .
The Empire Builder : Hoards resources and underutilizes talent
The Tyrant : Creates a tense environment that suppresses people’s thinking and capabilities
The Know-It-All : Gives directives that demonstrate how much he or she knows
The Decision Maker : Makes centralized, abrupt decisions that confuse the organization
The Micro-manager : Drives results through his or her personal involvement
The Talent Magnet : Attracts talented people and uses them to their highest potential
The Liberator : Creates an intense environment that requires people’s best thinking and work
The Challenger : Defines an opportunity that causes people to stretch their thinking and behaviors
The Debate Maker : Drives sound decisions by cultivating rigorous debate among team members
The Investor : Gives other people ownership of results and invests in their success
Which one are you ?