I was recently reading Clarke Green’s article called “3 Styles of Leadership”. Here is an overview. I highly recommend the article: http://scoutmastercg.com/three-leadership-styles/
Which kind of leader are you? Where should you be? Do you lead by fear, demand, laissez faire, mix? I know and have experienced all 3. I have seen all 3 in parents. Which do you want to become?
Why is this important? Because many young men will become Missionaries one day and will ALL lead, even if only as a Senior Companion. Which style do you think would be best? Why?
Overview of Three Leadership Styles
|Motivated by making others successful||Motivated by status, respect, and rewards||Looking for approval and friendship|
|High expectations||High demands||Low expectations|
|Assertive, not intrusive or restrictive||Strict rules and punishment||Few demands, rules or guidelines|
|Expects independent, age-appropriate behavior||Expects conformity and compliance||Low expectations of maturity and self-control|
|Encourages independent reason-based decision making||Little opportunity for autonomy or decision making||Sometimes over-indulgent response to wishes or needs|
|Explains motives clearly||Requests for explanation considered disrespectful||Tries to adapt expectations to behavior|
|Discussions encouraged||Orders obeyed without explanation||Allows impulsive misconduct|
|Responses to misbehavior are measured and consistent||Responds to misbehavior with punishment||Demands little accountability|