Leaders and managers have been recognized as charismatic, bureaucratic, Machiavellian, democratic, authoritarian, and laissez-faire.
We also have micromanagers, coaches, and servant leaders. The list goes on, but there's a thread, or attribute, that runs through every management and leadership style, and it involves how people interact with and value the people around them.
To help understand this attribute, we can view it as a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum are Builders, at the other are Climbers. Every person has a tendency to operate at a particular point on this spectrum, and it's natural to move one way or the other as a situation warrants. Where you operate on the spectrum and how you weave this thread into your personal leadership style may be the largest factor in determining your ability to create passion-driven teams.
Your answers to the following questions will give you an idea of where you sit on the Builder – Climber spectrum. Be brutally honest with yourself as you answer. Once you're done, you'll be taken to a page that describes your tendency on the Builder - Climber spectrum.