There is a fundamental choice that leaders make–consciously or unconsciously–when leading people. You either lean toward orienting around tasks, or you prioritize supporting people. Understanding how these dynamics work will help you not just become a better leader–but also build a better executive leadership team for your business.
Let’s start by defining what I mean by “task” oriented versus “people” centric.
1. Task Oriented
If you’re task oriented as a leader, it means you priority is on driving outcomes. You use data to help you make logical and objective decisions and you hold people accountable to their results.