Different styles of leadership
If you are a successful leader you’re actually using a mix of leadership styles in order to reach your goals or your team’s goal. Here is an introduction to different leadership styles:
We can’t categorize these different styles into two groups of bad styles and good styles, the important thing is the way a leader use them and actually, it specifies if the style helps or not. Nobody born a leader, every leader has got skills during a lifetime.
The winning formula of leading a team is to learn to manage these problems: How to cooperate with team members in the best way? What are the main goals and how can we analyze the results?
Let’s know about different styles:
1-Charismatic: a good example of this style is the famous TV presenter; Oprah Winfrey usually known as Oprah, she got popularity as she can make a book bestseller overnight and social issues move toward being better by her words. The main characteristic of this style is being energetic, motivating, passionate and also believing in yourself.
2-Innovative: this kind of leader understands the problems and brings new ideas to make the situation better; it’s an effective way to provide an innovative atmosphere, in where people are far away from clichés and repetition. They’re not afraid of taking risks and failures, also they enjoy of the team working.
3-Command and Control: this kind of leaders pays a lot of attention to rules and expects the team members to do so, it’s useful in emergency times when you should decide as soon as possible but this style should be applied in a balanced way so team members don’t feel limited.
4- Laissez-Faire: leaders who use this style usually don’t involve directly in team events, but are informed of what is happening. They trust team members. Also, they often analyze the performances and feedbacks.
5-Pacesetter: this is a style in which high goals are set for the group and the leader, visualize the desired performance from the sight of the others. This is usually used when we have a professional team including skilled members and an experienced leader.