ric Weber’s short paper on Democratic Political Leadership in Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook provides a great reference for those who want to understand a bit more about leadership, particularly political leadership.
Weber emphasised that leadership needs to be “understood as a process (prescription) rathan than as a position (descriptive).“
There are four types of leadership mentioned in the paper:
1. Populist leadership – the public is informed, engaged and thereby suggest issues to authorities;
2. Elitist leadership – authorities inform the public about issues of importance because they are more knowledgeable;
3. Servant leadership – organic leadership stems from a selfless concern for the common good; and
4. Catalytic leadership – leadership directed with the goal of assisting groups in setting, revising and implementing their own plans.
The last one sounds a bit like consulting to me.
WHICH TYPE ARE YOU?