Leading In Four Dimensions
“Pierluigi Pugliese is a software consultant and agile coach … Pugliese recently gave a presentation … and his deck included a diagram similar to the one above. … I’ve re-organized Pugliese’s schema by pairing up the roles along four axes …
Expert vs. Coach
The primary leader archetypes: the Expert with the answers, whose extensive domain experience is the basis for their authority, and the Coach with the questions, whose expertise lies in helping people discover the answers for themselves.
Evangelist vs. Motivator
… The Evangelist is on a mission to spread a message, and their goal is to rally others to their cause. The Motivator is agnostic, seeking to identify others’ personal goals and help them move forward in their preferred direction, whatever it may be.
Trainer vs. Mentor
The Trainer is focused on the task at hand and shows others what is to be done (and how to do it better). The Mentor is focused on others’ development, and immediate tactical performance is secondary to long-term strategic growth.
Mediator vs. Facilitator
The Mediator seeks to resolve conflict and maintain harmonious relationships in the service of group effectiveness. The Facilitator seeks to maximize learning and ensure that all voices are heard in the service of candor, integrity and authenticity.”