An article in the June issue of Inc. magazine, edited by Leigh Buchanan, identifies 13 “typesof leaders.” I think “attribute” is a better label of the 13 given that an effective leader can have more than one of MP900409592 these qualities. In any case, it’s a useful list to consider especially since Inc. cites an excellent book for each of the 13. Here is the list with the corresponding books:

  1. Adaptive - The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World, by Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, and Alexander Grashow
  2. Emotionally Intelligent - Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, by Daniel Goleman
  3. Charismatic - Charismatic Leadership in Organizations, by Jay A. Conger and Rabindra N. Kanungo
  4. Authentic - Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, by Bill George
  5. Level 5 - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don't, by Jim Collins
  6. Mindful - Mindfulness, by Ellen J. Langer
  7. Narcissistic - Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and Who Fails, by Michael Maccoby
  8. No-Excuse - No Excuse Leadership: Lessons From the U.S. Army's Elite Rangers, by Brace E. Barber
  9. Resonant - Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting With Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion, by Richard E. Boyatzis and Annie McKee
  10. Servant - Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness, by Robert K. Greenleaf and Larry C. Spears
  11. Storytelling - Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, by Howard Gardner
  12. Strengths-Based - Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
  13. Tribal - Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright