MMDI™ Leadership Styles
When someone is being a executive leader, they introduce organisation into the way things are done. This can cover a wide range of areas, such as the organisational structure/framework, or the processes, procedures and systems used, or the skills/competencies of the people involved, or the performance management systems that relate achievement and reward. Executive leadership may be exercised directly through a command and control structure, or through a system of policies and quality assurance processes that can be used to monitor and improve the organisational performance.
Examples of executive leaders include police supervisors, orchestral conductors, sports captains or performance managers. Sports captains (depending on the nature of the sport) coordinate and direct the actions of individual players to fit in with the overall game plan, issuing directions and then monitoring each players actions to ensure they are in the right place or doing the right thing. Orchestral conductors use a similar approach, using the musical score (as the equivalent to the game plan) to ensure that each musician plays the right part and that the timing of all the musicians is coordinated.
Executive leadership is the preferred style of ESTJs and ENTJs. It makes use of the Jungian function Thinking, in an extraverted direction. There is an optional leadership pack that examines your use of each of the leadership styles and how you can develop.