Leadership Examined: An Analysis of Styles and Influences

Expires February 20, 2022


Video length: 38 minutes

This virtual lecture will provide an overview of eight common leadership styles, including a common definition and characteristics that ideal leaders demonstrate. Finally, the lecture will cover how aspects of nature and nurture influence our leadership styles by examining the common personality traits that define the four colors of NCTI’s Real Colors personality assessment.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of leadership.
  • Describe eight different leadership styles.
  • Recognize influences to on our leadership style.

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.


Carrie Bowler, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


The following types of credit are offered for this program:


To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Level of instruction for this program is basic.


Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 0.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

Faculty Disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.


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