MMDI™ Leadership Styles
Ideological leaders achieve through the promotion of certain ideals and values, and keeping the focus of the group on those things that are most important. Ideological leadership is founded on a strong belief system that is shared by the group, and it focus the bulk of time and effort into supporting those beliefs or championing causes with which they are associated. A consequence of this is that unimportant things are given relatively little attention or none at all, because of the selective direction of effort.
Examples of ideological leaders include environmental campaigners, religious leaders, philanthropists and some political leaders (who are motivated by causes rather than the acquisition of power). Environmental campaigners, for example, invest the majority of their effort in promoting ecological values. They do not invest time in activities that are contrary to those values, such as pursuing economic growth or providing a return on investment, though they will engage in discussion of such issues if it can help win support for their ecological goals.
Ideological leadership is the preferred style of INFPs and ISFPs. It makes use of the Jungian function Feeling, in an introverted direction. There is an optional leadership pack that examines your use of each of the leadership styles and how you can develop.
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