Think about what you lead. Your family? An organization? A business? A movement? Now think about the type of leader you are.

There are variety of leadership types and styles in which you might fit. One of the tools used by HTI is the Leadership Compass, which allows you to assess leadership in conjunction with your work style.

Wondering what type of leader you are? Here’s a sample of the different variations based on the Leadership Compass.



  • North – North’s are all about action and getting things done. They can be quick to act, are focused on the bottom line and tend to like quick and fast paced environments.




  • South – South’s tend to be more value-driven and empathetic. They are led mostly by their emotions and intuition, are less competitive, and are focused on the present.




  • East –   East’s are visionary’s. They’re big picture thinkers, believe in the possibility of it all, are idea-generators and are focused on the future. They’re great problem solvers and enjoy exploring new ways for doing things.


  • West – West’s are the analyzers. They are data and logic driven. They will way all sides of an issue and are usually practical, dependable and thorough. West’s are good at understanding what information is needed to assist in decision making.

Curious about your leadership style? Take the Leadership Compass Self Assessment.