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The leader : five leader types

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This book is not about leadership but about leaders. It is not so much about the process as about the individual. While leadership is a process, the leader is a person and this book is about the person of a leader, his talents, skills, traits, perceptions, character, person and personality; in brief his strenghts and weakness. It shows him where he is from, what he is like and how he can improve on his person and performance.

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Date de parution 01 décembre 2013
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Daniel Shu
THE LEADER:FIVE LEADER TYPES
The Personality Approach Leader (PAL) Classification
THE LEADER: FIVE LEADER TYPES
Daniel Shu THE LEADER: FIVE LEADER TYPES
The Personality Approach Leader (PAL) Classification
Foreword by Barry Whatley
LEAD UniversityCentre For International Co tact Development P. O. BOX 13566 Bastos Yaounde Cameroon, Africa Tel (237) 7761 2598 (237) 7777 5177 Email :leaduniversitycenter@gmail.com Author’s email:drdanielshu@yahoo.comwww: leaduniversitycentre-edu.org© L’Harmattan, 2013 5-7, rue de l’Ecole-Polytechnique, 75005 Paris http://www.harmattan.fr diffusion.harmattan@wanadoo.fr harmattan1@wanadoo.fr ISBN : 978-2-343-02108-9 EAN : 9782343021089
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Leaders, as well as aspiring leaders, who desire to construct immutable legacies over generations, must know their personality type. This spurs them to take measures susceptible to surmounting their leadership frailty, which in consequence is a booster to colossal performance. In this book which may be termed a model recipe for enhancing performance of leaders, Dr Shu has made an astute exposure of leader type. I am convinced thatThe Leaderwill be a vital working and training instrument for all leaders, in every domain and stratum of life.
Dr Paul Mingo Ghogomu
Associate Professor; Director of Cabinet, Prime Minister’s Office, Yaounde - Cameroon
Since college days and during my leadership career stretching from the university, through my legal practice to the position of the Vice President of my nation, I took a specific interest in human psychology, which motivated me to attend leadership programmes as well as read widely on the subject. Apart from Tim LaHaye’s memorable book on the subject,Spirit Controlled Temperaments, Daniel Shu’s leadership ministry has thrilledme. Through his seminars and books, Daniel Shu has proven himself as one of the most knowledgeable on the subject. He has a concrete, practical and truly life-applicable approach to the topic. This particular bookThe Leaderbecause of its style, orientation, content and depths, merits an ultimate recommendation to all current and potential leaders of all professional sectors, especially those of our African continent. Read it and pass it on, live and relive its teachings and share your experience with others. It will thrust you to achieve your leadership dream and vision. If you desire the transformation of your team, association, church, organization, and even your nation as well as the African continent, then this book in your hand is the needed tool. It will help you understand your leadership potential as well as the personality of different leaders and how the two important factors of nature and nurture mould them to be who they are, to do what they do, and will show you how to build a synergic result-oriented team. Ruberwa Azarias; Former Vice President of Democratic Republic of Congo. Member of Prayer Breakfast Movement, Member of the Board of Mercyship, Member of the Board of I.L.F.
Dr Shu has let his own passion and commitment to the transformation of African leaders shine through each page. He has also embedded his research and insights into the African context, providing a rich prescriptive perspective for a new generation of African leaders. The Personality Approach Leader classification is an interesting hybrid and provides a creative angle on understanding certain leadership strengths and potential pitfalls. Dr Barry Whatley; Researcher and adjunct Professor, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Contemporary challenges facing all countries worldwide are climate change, economic crisis, weapons of mass destruction, hunger or malaria. These and more challenges will always face the world as it keeps evolving. However, at each point in time, the crucial point that turns the tide is often how these challenges are addressed. A bad president during an economic crisis will simply sink the country into further crises. A poor team leader during an epidemic for instance, will be unable to stem its spread either due to bad policies or inability to implement good ones. This has often been the bane of the military on the battlefield. If the captain is unable to make quick assessments and judgments, no matter how good the squad, they will most likely lose the battle or perish in the attempt. The question has often been asked about how an entire nation (Germany) of reasonable men and women could have allowed one man (Hitler) to lead them into the blood bath of the century? That is why a book on leadership is always timely, and will likely contribute more than take away from existing practice. In this book however, the author departs from simply describing generalities of leadership as a process. He identifies leaders, as persons with particular talents, skills and attitudes. He draws attention to the leader individual who is charged with the responsibility to achieve the tasks that have been set for the organisation, institution or group. The leader most often emerges based on the recognition of his/her special skills that qualify him/her for leadership. However, achieving leadership status is not only about obtaining the position of leader but also hinges on how that position is maintained and what is achieved in that leadership position.
This book will help all leader individuals and aspiring leaders to identify the kind of leadership they offer. Beyond that, it builds their capacity by helping them figure out the special skills they are endowed and those they will need to sharpen in order to be leaders in their own right without needing
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to effect a radical change in their personalities or leadership style. With good leaders, negatives will become positives. It is all in the book. Victor Wacham A. Mbarika, Ph.D. Houston Alumnae Endowed Professor, SUBR President, Board of Trustees, The ICT University (ICTU) www.ictuniversity.orgExecutive Director, International Center for IT and Development (ICITD)... www.icitd.comAfter reading a couple of Dr Daniel Shu’s books, I understand that he has a mandate for leadership transformation, especially in the African setting. Concerning political leadership south of the Sahara, there is no problem of resources, of an aging population, or even to a lesser extent, of pollution, though she is a victim of climatic change. The greatest African problem is that of leadership. In my perspective, all other challenges and plights; poor governance or no governance at all, misery and poverty mind-set, corruption and embezzlement, injustice and unequal distribution of available national resources, tribalism and nepotism, arm conflict and impunity, and all other ills are a result of poor leadership. To lead, as this book indicates, implies guide, influence, motivate, orientate, pave the way, and direct. The leader therefore has to know the direction before showing others. This requires vision, integrity, and the ability to communicate. Unfortunately many African nations are led by‘puppets in power’ and not leaders. These are persons who tumble into leadership by some stroke of luck without any conscious preparation. They take over power before asking themselves what they would do. Meanwhile, without vision and revelation as the Bible declares, the people perish. We are all witnesses of how our heads of states, including those that are respected because of their performance, manipulate public opinion to remain in power. They change constitutions, and even claim they cannot find anyone else to succeed them other than their sons. This enables us understand the depths of our agony. Oh Africa, our Motherland, awake and stand on your feet, walk towards qualitative change. The key to unlock the future of our nations, and usher them into development resides in the identification and the choice of good leaders, and their propensity to create transparent governance, institute a culture that respects the law and public institutions, and also sanction all defaulters. We still have lots of battles to fight and great victories to win; and this is possible with a new brand of leaders. I am confident this book will contribute to it. Lawyer Moïse Nyarugabo Muhizi Senator Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo
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TABLE OF CONTENTS INTERNATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................... 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .................................................................... 11 FOREWORD........................................................................................... 13 PREFACE ............................................................................................... 15 INTRODUCTION................................................................................... 19 PART ONELeader and Leadership ............................................................................ 23 Chapter 1 The Leader .......................................................................................... 27 Chapter 2 Leadership Theories and Modern Trends ........................................... 37 Chapter 3 The Personality Approach Theory...................................................... 49 Chapter 4Leadership Types and Classification .................................................. 55 Chapter 5 The Personality Approach Leadership (PAL) Classification ............. 61 PART TWOFive Leadership Types – ACID –T Leader Classification ...................... 71 Chapter 6 The Authoritative (Dominant) Leader ................................................ 73 Chapter 7 The Charismatic (Influential) Leader ................................................. 89 Chapter 8 The Inspirational (Conscientious) Leader .......................................... 99 Chapter 9 The Democratic (Steady) Leader...................................................... 111 Chapter 10 The Transformational Leader ........................................................... 123