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Leaders are in the most significant hybrid role of this century. When resources are tight, expectations high, and the competitive environment at its most challenging, leaders are expected to fulfil all three roles well – most reliable expert, effective manager and inspiring leader.
We use a metaphor of the three hats to illustrate the different leadership styles leaders can choose to adopt in their day to-day roles. When we consistently use the ‘wrong’ hat in the ‘wrong’ circumstances it can detract from our own performance and the subsequent performance of our team.
This guide shares insights on these 3 ‘hats’ and when to wear them to be most effective.