The intellectual leadership approach to leadership is the voice of reason and
intellect. These leaders think critically, have clearly defined goals, and often
challenge the status quo through intellectual discourse.
Due to their pragmatic and strategic abilities, they are often leaders of
organizations. They master both strategic perspectives, and situational
perspective to make the important decisions by balancing practicality - what
their employees are capable of, and possibility - what can be achieved.
Intellectual leaders are extremely adaptable leaders. They are best in high
responsibility roles, where holistic understanding and overview of the
organisation are needed, such as C-level roles and responsibilities.