Based on a landmark study of 3,000 mid-level managers, 30 percent of a company’s bottom-line profitability is attributable to the manager’s leadership style.

What style is best? The study found that successful managers blend leadership styles for optimal results. According to the study, the best leaders don’t focus on one style of leadership — they’re skilled at several, and have the flexibility to switch between styles as the circumstances dictate.

With education and practice, you can learn how to adjust your leadership style appropriately. But which leadership style is your default?

The following questions can help you discover your natural leadership style. After selecting the responses that best describe you, you’ll be able to learn more about your style.

You are heading up a project. Do you…

I prefer to see myself as…

My favorite boss from television or movies is…

You hit a massive snag in a project. How do you react?

How would you prefer to handle conflict within a team?

Are you open to input from your team members?

Express your view of leadership in one word or phrase.

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