There are many, many leadership models
In our search for leadership models, we found many, many leadership models. Every organisation seems to have developed a leadership model. Churches, educational institutions, government, the coast guard and consultancies, they all have their models.
We are looking for rounded leaders
Most of the leadership models are visualised in a circle. We seem to be looking for rounded and balanced leaders. Our leaders can do it all. They can manage themselves, their team and the organisation. They help to improve the world. They balance the short- and the long term. They listen and inspire. They are tough and soft, fast and slow, emotional and rational, strategic and operational. Most of the models we have seen come from the same mould. Spiky leadership seems to be non-existent. Only a couple of models mention “humor” as a desired trait (the 4H model does: “Leaders laugh at themselves”). We got a bit bored by reviewing all these models. If you have better examples: please let us know, we certainly want to grow the collection in the coming year.
A sample of the collection of Leadership Models
Action Centered Leadership (John Adair)
Two dimensions: Drivers and Horizons of Agile Leadership. The design i not very creative, but at least it is not a circle. Why the grey pillars end in arrows, and the blue ones not, is not clear to me.
The Wheel of the Agile Leader
Amazon Leadership Principles
Why 14? If you want that many, I would go for 16, that would have looked more balanced. What about diversity and integrity?
A nice one from American Nurse. I like “Encouraging the heart”.
The Anatomy of a Leader
L’Arche Servant Leadership Model
Authentic Leadership Model
AnotherAuthentic Leadership Model, this one by Bill George.
Boyden Leadership Model
Here we see the division in three areas (self, people, organisation) that can be founc in many models. A 3×3 model would have looked more balanced.
BrandauRoss Discretionary Effort Leadership Model
At BrandauRoss they could not afford e designer. It is not a circle, but why a pyramid? And why does “Work Environment of Integrity and Gratitude” not get its own colour?
The Bridging Leadership Framework
Men only in this model. Why are the people in B upside-down? I like the green tree!
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Cause Driven Leadership
It looks like four colour pencils. Do the arrows indicate a causal relationship? Operational Effectiveness leads to Personal Growth?
Key Leadership Competencies Government of Canada
The light bulb as the icon of innovation. Can we find something better?
FO Leadership Competency Framework
What not? A sense of humor is not required. “Leads through conflicts” is also interesting.
Charismatic is always good. Charismatic leaders use powerful language.
CIGIE Training Institute Six-Dimension Leadership Model
Sis dimensions with 34 competency areas. Where is your spike?
Cissoko & Company
Coast Guard and Auxiliary
28 competency areas. Why not 34? The top one (the simple version) gets a prize for design.
The Collective Leadership Compass
6×3 = 18 competency areas here. The flower is a nice touch.
Collective Leadership Framework
Leadership for Collective Wisdom Framework
I like “Embrace not knowing”. Is this interior or exterior?
Complexity Leadership Theory
Conant Leadership Model
Connectional Leadership Model
Can you please explain the difference between “powering” and “empowering”?
The COVID-19 / crisis leadership model
“COVID-19 demands a new era of authentic leadership” (Capgemini)
Crisis Leadership Competency Model
Crisis Management Leadership
3D (Royal Government of Bhutan)
The numbering of the competency areas is interesting.
The 3D Transformational Leadership Model
What we want: high on Vision, Wisdom and Courage. Is the “Best” really the best? The arrows seem to indicate otherwise.
Digital Leadership Model, or 4V Model
If you develop the capabilities of ideas, you show Visionary Leadership.
Diocesan Leadership Framework
Dräger Leadership Model
Dynamic Leadership Model
Watch out: speed control!
A model of Educational Leadership
Pono is not totally convinced yet.
8 Integral Competencies of Leadership (8ICOL)
We use the 8ICOL model. Do you know that? It is all about PP, EI, SI and IQ. And please remember the number 8.
Effective Crisis Leadership
Elite Performing Team framework
Emotional Intelligence Leadership Model
Emotional & Social Intelligence Leadership Competencies
Equity Leadership Model
The 5 practices of Exemplary Leadership
Exo Leadership Model
I am in a good flow.
Fiedler’s Contingency Model
FIUTS Leadership Competencies
Not many models contain a dimension “Changing the world”.
The Full Range Leadership Model
We don’t like fire fighting. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is not us: we fix everything!
More an overview of styles than a model.
4-H Leadership Model (Manfred Kets de Vries)
The only model with a prominent position for “Humor”. “Leaders laught at themselves”.
Healthcare Leadership Model
It all fits together.
Herbig-Wiederwohl Leadership Model
Another misuse of the pyramid. But they also mention humor!
Hersey & Blanchard Situational Leadership Model
The Humanistic Leadership Model (HLM)
IBM Leadership Development Framework
The Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership
Inner Leadership Model
Integral Leadership & Management Framework
Intégro Leadership Institute
The Iterative Leadership Model
The Leadership Fairness Model
Leadership in the new Reality (BCG)
The Leadership Tent (Zenger & Folkman)
You are safe in the leadership tent.
Thx Carla Jimenez Lobato.
Level 5 Leadership Model (Jim Collins)
Kurt Lewin’s Leadership Styles
LRN Leadership Framework
MA Lead Leadership Competency Model
Michigan Model of Leadership
Mikael Jensen Leadership Competency Model
New Model of Leadership
ONE Healthcare Leadership Framework
3 P’s (Gaurav Gargate)
Primary Colours Model of Leadership
Purdue Polytechnic Leadership Competencies
Radiant Leadership Model
Reddin’s 3D Leadership Model
Resilient Leaders (Deloitte)
Results-based Leadership (RBL) Framework
Rotman’s Leadership Model
SAIPEM Leadership Model
The Self-Action Leadership Model (SAL)
Humility before Universal Laws. After Stage 4 your back to ground level.
Servant Leadership Model
Sitkin-Lind Six Domains of Leadership
Social Leadership Model
Soul of Business Leadership Model
SpiritWorks Leadership Model
Supply Chain Leadership competencies
The Sustainable Leadership Pyramid
System Leadership (Welbourn & Fathers)
The Leadership USA 3T Leadership Competencies model
Tannebaum & Schmidt Continuum of Leadership
Trevor-Roberts Leadership Framework
Tribal Leadership (Dave Logan)
Thx Ben Kuenen.
UF Leadership Competency Model
The University System of Georgia
The Vital Voices Leadership Model
The model for leading volunteers that makes a difference
Leadership in a VUCA world
Welbourne & Fathers System Leadership
Well-Rounded Leader Model
The Wheel of Intelligent Leadership
John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success
Thx to Alexander Crepin for his kind suggestions.
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Updated February 15, 2021/ 119