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Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model

Roles-based approaches to leadership focus not on the leaderโ€™s traits nor their behavior. Instead, they focus on their functions: what they need to do, to lead. And none is better, nor more accessible, than John Adairโ€™s Action Centered Leadership model.

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Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 2: Models of Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
๐ŸŽฌ Traits based Models of Leadership
๐ŸŽฌ Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
๐ŸŽฌ Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
๐ŸŽฌ What is Transactional Leadership?

Roles-based leadership models assert that, to be a good leader, we must competently fulfill the functions of a leader. In his Action-centered Leadership model, John Adair summarizes these roles under three headings:
1. Task functions – Getting the Job Done
2. Team functions – Building and maintaining the
3. Individual functions – Developing individuals

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

๐Ÿ“– Leaders Eat Last
๐Ÿ“– Start with Why
๐Ÿ“– Humble Leadership
๐Ÿ“– The Leadership Challenge
๐Ÿ“– The New Leaders
๐Ÿ“– Shackleton’s Way
๐Ÿ“– Why should Anyone be Led by You
๐Ÿ“– The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – A Roles-based approach to Leadership
00:35 – Roles-based Leadership and the Action-centered Leadership Model
01:53 – Task Needs: Getting the job done
02:27 – Team Needs: Building and maintaining the team
03:37 – Individual Needs: Developing individuals
04:18 – Assessment of Action-centered Leadership
05:02 – Action-centered Leadership is โ€˜obviousโ€™

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Simon Sinek: Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Kouzes and Posner: The Leadership Challenge
Warren Bennis: Master of Transformative Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Development
Mentoring for Leadership Development
The Principles of Leadership Development
Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Authentic Leadership?
What is Charismatic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
What is Transformational Leadership?
What is Transactional Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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