Wondering what leadership you have developed across the years or would like to acquire? Find below the different existing styles of leadership.
Leadership style refers to the behavior of a leader and to the manner he or she engages and motivates their followers.
There are six main styles of leadership:
- Democratic leadership. You listen to followers and consider their opinions.
- Visionary leadership. Your followers share the same dreams and purpose.
- Coaching leadership. You align follower’s aspirations with the organization goals.
- Affiliative leadership. Brings you and your followers into association. And creates a sense of belonging.
- Pacesetting leadership. You are task-oriented, plan and execute assignments, make followers meet deadlines, accomplish challenging projects and reach goals.
- Commanding leadership. You create a fearful environment to instill respect and get quick results from followers.
This article has been inspired by Developing Multicultural Leaders.
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5 thoughts on “Which leadership styles are you?”
I’d like to think I have a more democratic leadership style. I definitely do not like the commanding leadership style. I don’t think it’s best to instill fear into your followers.
Not much people enjoy the commanding leadership style but sometimes it is necessary in a damaged, frazzled and unorganized workplace
That’s a good point. I didn’t think of that.
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