What is Your Leadership Style? – Leadership & Management Training



hi I'm Suzanne Matson welcome to this whiteboard session what is your leadership style today I will share six different leadership styles with you as written about by Daniel Goleman the first R is the authoritative leader the authoritative leaders really good at setting the vision and painting an appealing picture of where we are going the authoritative leader will not tell you how to get there but will be inspiring you to follow so he or she will say come with me look at where we're going the next style is the coaching style when we catch someone we don't tell them what to do but we help people to find their own answers a coaching style is really good to help the individual to unlock their potential some of the questions that we may ask in a coaching style is what are you trying to achieve how might you get there what are the first steps you need to take the first style is the democratic style we probably all understand what the word democratic means it means that we share the problem space and in that sense a democratic leader will almost take a step back and denounce their leadership role they will ask people what they feel is the right thing to do but it has been proven that decision-making by consensus is not the most effective way of finding a good decision so bear that in mind the fourth style is the affiliative style the style is all about harmony it's a very heart based style people come first you might say well when is that ever a good idea but actually if you're working with a team that feels a bit unsettled maybe because two organizations have merged or something else happened in that case P who may not be ready to focus on the job because they're too much in their emotional part of the brain in that case the affiliative style can be really effective the fifth style is the pace setting style as a pace setter I set the standard I roll up my sleeves and I show how the job is to be done so I'm not afraid of getting in there and really working with my team to show them how it must be done in the long run that can be quite an exhausting style because I'm here as a leader I do it and I expect you to follow and it doesn't lead lead a lot of room it does leave a lot of room for the individual to actually fill in the blanks the last style is the commanding style this is the old fashioned command and control management style where it is my way or no way you do as I tell you this style as you can probably imagine is not very effective in the long run because it doesn't leave a lot of room for the individual to perform well and it's not very empowering but there is a time and a place where it is appropriate for instance in a crisis situation when the building is burning I give you direction to get out but we shouldn't abuse this style because we think there is always a crisis going on so my question to you now is which of these six styles do you tend to use most of the time there is a time and a place for each of them and is good to mix them up but it has been proven that the authoritative style and the coaching style are the most effective in the long run the authoritative style you set the vision you inspire people to follow and the coaching style you help them to find the answers for themselves and to reach that vision thank you for watching please visit us again at protein manager calm you

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