Your leadership style and how you present your style to others is complex and well beyond a simply one label process. Dr Suzanne Goodman steers away from labels, but rather opts for a far more in-depth interpretation that recognises the multifaceted aspects of each leader.
Your success as a leader starts with greatness in your inner core; your strength, vibrancy, maturity as a leader, self-concept, values and thinking patterns. These, in turn, determine your success in your outer-core; your leadership skills and competencies.
Once you understand your deep-seated values, you will have a stronger appreciation of why you behave and make decisions the way you do.
Without understanding why we act the way we do, we may relapse into our original behavioural patterns after a while. This is more likely to happen in stressful and uncertain situations; the very types of volatile, uncertain, changing, ambiguous (VUCA) workplace environments we, as leaders, often encounter today.