- Directive – an approach that relies on “orders” rather than providing direction. This is not the best approach when managing people.
- Visionary – an approach that relies on context to convey a bigger picture to project the future. This is great if the leader can clearly explain the vision of the company and demonstrate actions to align with that vision.
- Affiliative – an approach that focuses on people and relationships, creating trust and harmony within the business. This style gives attention to individual needs, not making their results a priority.
- Participative – an approach that generates new ideas and solutions from a team. This style believes that teams make better decisions than individuals do.
- Pacesetting – an approach of leading by example. This style has high performance standards and are reluctant to delegate due to possible unsatisfactory results from others.
- Coaching – an approach that identifies strengths and weaknesses, with the end goal of helping individuals meet their professional goals. This is usually the more effective leadership style in the long term.
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