Who’s the Better Leader? The Loud, Excitable, Charismatic Leader or the Quiet, Calm, Maybe Boring One?

UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden

UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden

Bill Parcells coaching the NY Giants

Bill Parcells coaching the NY Giants

What makes up a good leader? I would suggest that it probably depends on the situation or environment. Every event or group of people requires a particular approach; sometimes direct and commanding, while other times composed and guiding. I believe today’s best approach to leadership is “adaptability.” Adaptable leaders who are decisive and action oriented in the thick of the storm, and who demonstrate an openness to others and a desire to grow them in the calm before the storm, will promote and sustain a more practical and effective culture in the organization.

So read here Time Magazine’s Joel Stein’s take on “why the best leaders today are quiet, calm – even boring.”

Who do you believe makes the better leader? Loud, excitable, and charismatic? Quiet, calm, and boring? Or the right mix of both, at the right time?

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