Introduce students to leadership models, explaining how to recognize them.

Title of the Good Practice

Introduce students to leadership models, explaining how to recognize them.

Description of the Good Practice

This best practice focuses on making students aware of the existence of different leadership styles, helping them to understand which one is their own. This practice is very effective because it triggers in all participants the curiosity to learn more about themselves.

The good practice starts by giving students a test consisting of twelve questions, after which a score is given.  Following the test, the different leadership styles and their function are explained and a reflective discussion is initiated on which characteristics of one’s own style are functional with respect to different situations.

This best practice provides knowledge of what leadership is, its meaning, its main styles, and how each person natively interprets or can learn the most suitable style.


  • Leadership
  • Team Management
  • Strategy Skills



Number of participants


Type of training


Number and type of exercises

This exercise aim to engage students in practical activities that promote self-reflection, awareness of different leadership styles, and critical thinking about effective leadership in various situations.


Up to a few hours

Target Audience

Teachers, educators, instructors

Competences/skills that you will require

Knowledge of leadership styles, awareness about one’s native leadership style, learning alternative ways to exercise leadership


Consideration as a GP

Improving awareness of one’s own leadership style and of the leadership approach more appropriate to a given situation means equipping students and also teachers with the necessary skills to be flexible in handling unexpected events, communicate better, assess the needs of others and create productive relationships.