Compare And Differences: What Are Different Leadership Styles?
power to lead other people. Research has identified a variety of leadership styles
based on the number of followers. The most appropriate leadership style
depends on the function of the leader, the followers and the situation.
Some leaders cannot work comfortably with a high degree of followers’
participation in decision making. Some employers lack the ability or the desire to
assume responsibility. Furthermore, the specific situation helps determine the
most effective style of interactions. Sometimes leaders must handle problems
that require immediate solutions without consulting followers.
What are Different Leadership Styles?
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In this kind of leadership, guidelines, procedures and policies are all natural
additions of an autocratic leader. Statistically, there are very few situations that
can actually support autocratic leadership.
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Some of the leaders that support this kind of leadership include: Albert J Dunlap
(Sunbeam Corporation) and Donald Trump (Trump Organization) among others.
2. Democratic Leadership
In this leadership style, subordinates are involved in making decisions. Unlike
autocratic, this headship is centered on subordinates’ contributions. The
democratic leader holds final responsibility, but he or she is known to delegate
authority to other people, who determine work projects.
The most unique feature of this leadership is that communication is active
upward and downward. With respect to statistics, democratic leadership is one of
the most preferred leadership, and it entails the following: fairness, competence,
creativity, courage, intelligence and honesty.
3. Strategic Leadership Style
Strategic leadership is one that involves a leader who is essentially the head of
an organization. The strategic leader is not limited to those at the top of …show more content…
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Transformational leaders motivate others to do more than they originally intended
and often even more than they thought possible. They set more challenging
expectations and typically achieve higher performance.
Statistically, transformational leadership tends to have more committed and
satisfied followers. This is mainly so because transformational leaders empower
5. Team Leadership
Team leadership involves the creation of a vivid picture of its future, where it is
heading and what it will stand for. The vision inspires and provides a strong
sense of purpose and direction.
Team leadership is about working with the hearts and minds of all those involved.
It also recognizes that teamwork may not always involve trusting cooperative
relationships. The most challenging aspect of this leadership is whether or not it
will succeed. According to Harvard Business Review, team leadership may fail
because of poor leadership qualities.
6. Cross-Cultural Leadership
This form of leadership normally exists where there are various cultures in