Why do leaders behave as they do? I believe that leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions are heavily influenced by three things: their social style or personality type, the culture in which they operate, and their role models (past and present).

Each of these three are powerful, yet leaders may not be completely aware of how those three influences drive their leadership behavior.

To increase our effectiveness, all of us (whether we’re formal leaders or informal leaders) must be constantly aware of our impact on others. Some of these influences might help us serve amazingly well at times and amazingly poorly at other times!

Effective leaders examine their daily “influencing” behaviors and quash those behaviors that dismiss, demean, or discount others – and embrace those behaviors that help them serve others, exceed shared goals, and live desired values.

In today’s episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I discuss these three primary drivers of leader behavior and specify the one thing leaders must do to improve their service to others.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) segments that describe proven culture leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my my YouTube channel and my my Vimeo channel. If you like what you see, please follow me there.

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S. Chris Edmonds

S. Chris Edmonds

Chris helps leaders create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures. He's a speaker, author, and executive consultant. He blogs, podcasts, and video casts. He is the author of The Culture Engine and six other books.
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