The Chameleon-Leader: Using Style to Resonate with Every Team Member and Build Deep Trust, Respect, and Alignment

    /Axel  /Meierhoeferspeaker of Training Doyensinvite
    Speaker: Axel Meierhoefer
    Date: Wednesday, April 17th
    Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PST

    More Trainings by this Expert
    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50756
    Level: Intermediate
CEU Approved

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form.

"For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval."

CEU Approved

Training Doyens is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Athletic coaches provide examples of the entire range of leadership styles. Consider Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowl wins. Lombardi is famous for saying,

“Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

Compare his competitive, no-nonsense style with the animated style of Tommy Lasorda.

After winning two World Series titles with the LA Dodgers in the 1980s, Lasorda came out of retirement to lead the 2000 US Olympic baseball team to a gold medal. If called upon to imagine Lasorda, sports fans are likely to picture him gesturing rapidly as he stirs up team spirit.

But fans are unlikely to picture Phil Jackson gesturing such an animated way. They are more likely to imagine Jackson drawing and studying detailed diagrams while keeping his emotions out of view. Yet the comparatively reserved Jackson, who recently led the LA Lakers to three NBA titles after coaching the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, is every bit as successful as Lasorda. Finally, considered Joe Torre in action. Rather than picturing Torre poring over diagrams, fans are more likely to imagine him offering a team member a reassuring word or a pat on the arm.

While Torre’s style is different from Lombardi’s, Jackson’s or Lasorda’s, it is just as effective. After all, Torre has led the New York Yankees to four World Series wins.

Four team leaders, four different leadership styles.

Is one way better than the others?

What are your leadership and influence skills, and how do you know to flex to other leadership styles to best reach your team members in their style?


Studies of personality style date back at least as far as 1914 when Swiss psychologist. Carl Jung first published his famous study, Psychological Types. Since then, many other researchers have examined style (e.g., Bolton & Bolton, 1984, and Merril & Reid, 1981). They agree on one point: While each individual is unique, certain commonalities can be used to describe and assess everyone’s personality style.

In fact, many researchers describe the style in terms of two dimensions, although the choice of dimensions tends to vary from one researcher to another.

The dimensions used throughout are assertiveness and expressiveness (Alessandra and Hunsaker, 1980). Assertiveness measures the degree to which a person tries to influence other people’s thoughts and actions. Expressiveness measures the degree to which a person displays his or her emotions when interacting with others.

Attend this webinar to learn

  • How assertive and expressive you are
  • How to build trust in the workplace
  • How to best apply that knowledge to accomplish the goals you set for yourself, your team, and your organization.


Leadership +Style = LeadershipStyle

Leadership can be defined as the process of influencing others to work toward predetermined goals.

Style can be defined as the way a person usually behaves when he or she is able to do things his or her own way.

Put leadership and style together and you get the definition of leadership style: A person’s unique way of influencing others to work toward goals.

The most effective leaders adapt their leadership styles to meet the requirements of individual situations.

The webinar covers the following areas:

  • Identify personal leadership styles
  • Learn how to capitalize on style strengths
  • Discover how to minimize style trouble spots
  • Learn how to "flex" personal style to interact most effectively with others


  • You will learn how do leaders build trust with employees.
  • You will also learn when to apply your leadership style and when to dial back and consciously apply elements of other styles to get the most out of your team members.


  • Leaders & Managers who struggle to get through to their people.
  • Leaders & Managers who want to get better work product and results out of their people


  • Born in Germany
  • Joined Air Force and reached staff office level (O5) as a jet aviator for the German Air Force as well as exchange officer with the US Air Force F-111. Retired from 22 year career
  • Came to US 25 years ago for the USAF exchange.
  • Recruited by a software company after retirement and build a team of 11 direct reports with 40% revenue impact.
  • In 2005 he started His own consulting company

He mainly deliver trainings on :

  • Strategy development consulting
  • International tech transfer program/project management support
  • Employee and leadership skill development programs (custom developed as well as client provided), including coaching and mentoring packages for upper level managers and leaders, including C-suite.
  • Organizational change and L&D requirements supports (starting with assessments all the way to full implementation of change programs or learning initiatives)


  • Rutgers University Advisory Board member 2018/2019
  • Facilitator/Faculty: “Voice of Leadership” & “Advanced Executive Leadership”  – AMA (American Management Association)
  • Certified Knowledge Management expert – KMCI (Knowledge Management Consortium International
  • Certified Competent Communicator – TM International
  • Certificate of Master Coaching – Fowler-Wainwright Institute of professional Coaching
  • Certified Performance IQ coach- Global Performance Technologies GPT3
  • Certificate of “How to be a better trainer” – Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
  • Certified as facilitator for CISCO internal consultant communication program
  • Certified facilitator/trainer for The Learning Factor in support of ANZ Bank
  • Certified 360 Assessment facilitator for Sum-Total systems used by J&J FLL2 managers & leaders
  • Certified Talent development champion (Take Charge of your Talent Inc.)
  • Designer/inventor of “Innovation Mapping” interactive learning method
  • Certified in N.E.W.S Team development model (Facilitated Training, Org transformation, Executive Coaching)

View all trainings by this speaker

Purchase Options

Live Session

For One Participant


info icon

Corporate Live Session

Group - Max 10 Participants from one Location.(For multiple location please contact our customer support team)


info icon

Recorded Session

Get unlimited access to the link for six months. Login information will be shared 24 hours after the completion of Live webinar


Training DVD or USB Flash Drive

Free shipment within 72 Hours, from the date of webinar completion


Super Combo Offer 1

Live and Recorded webinar for $289 only!


info icon

Super Combo Offer 2

Live and Training DVD / USB Flash Drive for $429 only!



info icon
refer friend

Approved Enablers of your
Continuing Education Credits

View all CEU Approved Webinars  

View Similar Trainings

In Cross Industry Functions

  Joel Garfinkle Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
  Larry Johnson Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
  Dr. Susan Strauss RN Ed.D Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

HR Files Know-How : Keeping Your Employment Records (and You) Organized Cross Industry Functions Wed, February 27 2019

  Melveen Stevenson Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST