There are many different kinds of leadership styles, some more effective than others.
The author here suggests that understanding your "action logic," how you respond when things get tough, will help you be more successful as a leader.
The premise here is self-understanding. There are instinctual leaders, deliberate ones, and lucky ones. With a bit of thought, maybe you can influence what kind of leader you will be.
What differentiates effective leaders is not necessarily their philosophy of leadership or personality, but rather their internal “action logic,” defined by consultant David Rooke and professor William R. Torbert as “how individuals interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is challenged.” While many remain unaware of their own action logic throughout their careers, those who do try to understand their own thought processes can often improve their ability to lead.