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Leaders and Followers, Planners and Doers - Farnam Street

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It is where the leader continuously adapts their style of leading to the changing environment in which they work.

If a specific style works in one situation with an individual, that doesn’t mean that style is suitable for all people or situations. 

  • Directing works for workers who need specific guidance to complete a task. “Here is what I’d like you to do, step by step. I need it done by this time.”
  • Coaching is for employees who need more guidance to complete the task. “Here’s what I’d like you ...

We tend to be excellent planners but inferior doers when we lead ourselves. For example, consider the recent plan you devised but never executed. A great leader won't give their employees a great plan but then walk away and hope for the best. Instead, he would check in, look for ...

We often don't reflect properly on many of our past experiences or failures because the planner is convinced that we will do it differently this time.

Yet if we don't understand why we failed, we likely will repeat it.

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