One typically sees a number of recurring patterns of behavior that influence an individual’s effectiveness within an organization. I think of these patterns as leadership “archetypes,” reflecting the various roles executives can play in organizations and it is a lack of fit between a leader’s archetype and the context in which he or she operates is a main cause of team and organizational dysfunctionality and executive failure. I have found eight archetypes to be most prominent.
Author: Manfred Kets de Vries
Source: Harvard Business Review
Subjects: Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior