Know your leadership style
Episode 180 - Find the right leadership style for you and learn how to use it. Interview with Robert Jordan.
Knowing your leadership is a critical component of any successful job search, rather you are a junior professional or a senior executive. Great leaders and team workers inspire and motivate their teams and colleagues to achieve their goals and help companies reach new heights.
But not all leaders are created equal, and different styles of leadership can be more effective in different situations. In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, we'll take a closer look at four leadership styles and explore some examples of who embodies them, and where they can be useful.
My guest for this episode is Robert Jordan, the CEO of InterimExecs, an organization that matches top executives with companies around the world to work on short-term projects that are impactful and need excellent leadership support. Based on his work at InterimExecs and his research with thousands of leaders and companies, he and his co-author, Olivia Wagner, wrote Right Leader Right Time: Discover Your Leadership Style for a Winning Career and Company. In this book, they describe four leadership styles, Fixer, Artist, Builder, and Strategist.
So, if you have struggled in the past to explain or identify your leadership style, let's say, at a job interview, then this episode is for you. This episode is also a great listen if you are in the process of getting used to the new world of work, and the new ways employers want to borrow, not buy your expertise. Project-type work, short-term contracts, and part-time retainers are becoming more and more common at every level, including senior execs and c-level.
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About the Host, Renata Bernarde
Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals (corporate, non-profit, and public) the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress.
If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, if you are looking to find your next job or promotion, or if you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running, then this podcast is for you.
In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, on my website, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients
Timestamps to guide your listening
4:47 - Robert Jordan's career story
7:43 - Interim executive work: what is it and how it works
18:21 - Fixer leadership style and examples
19:41 - Artist leadership style and examples
21:06 - Builder leadership style and examples
28:36 - Strategist leadership style and examples