- Leadership happens in 3 distinct but interrelated settings (dimensions)
- Each setting requires certain attributes and skills
- Personality types influence behavior in each setting
- Managers develop comfort zones and blind spots
- Leadership hacks are designed for each dimension
THE PERSONAL DIMENSION
Managers are left to their own devices. Much of their time is spent alone with their thoughts. Even in meetings, their minds often wonder to the problems, decisions and discussions hanging over their heads.
THE INTERPERSONAL DIMENSION
People follow managers they trust. If they feel a leader cares about them, they'll listen to what they have to say. The relationship is key, and relationships depend on consistent, 2-way communication.
THE TEAM DIMENSION
Culture is a reflection of leadership. Group dynamics are designed, taught and promoted by leaders. Shared goals, group identity and mutual accountability are nurtured by the person in charge.
KEY TAKE AWAYS
- Leadership is not a skill - it's a portfolio of perishable skills
- The portfolio plays out in 3 dimensions (the "3-Dimensional Leader")
- A "Complete Leader" avoids blindspots by practicing across all dimensions
- Leadership "hacks" are specific techniques designed for common challenges