Last week I mentioned two leadership styles:
Transformational and Transactional, but there are many different ways to define leadership personalities.
There is the definition by Lewin, which includes: Autocratic, Democratic and Laissez-faire.
There is the Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid (See on Amazon), which mixes a people-oriented style with a task-oriented style, depending on the job at hand.
There is the Path-Goal Theory, which weighs the ability of the employee with the ambiguity of the task at hand, then decides which approach to use.
A book called Primal Leadership (See on Amazon) by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee talked about Six Emotional Leadership Styles: Visionary, Coaching, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting and Commanding, and how each style might affect the emotions of your team members.
And there is Authentic Leadership: people who inspire trust, are open about the problems they come across, don’t ignore or hide them, and have a high level of integrity and are consistent.
Where do you fit in? How do you lead?
How do you influence, inspire, motivate, stimulate and individualise?
In an effort to simplify and to condense:
Here are four things that you can do to begin to be an authentic transformational leader.
This is how you start:
Set an example: high standards, ethical choices, excellence in character
You will develop and communicate and exciting and ambitious vision for your group, and encourage their development towards that end
You will stimulate their intellect: Foster open discussions about the vision and how you’ll get there
You will care about your team: genuine concern
Thank you for joining me,
P.S. Next week we will talk about what to do where there are problems...
Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, et al (http://amzn.to/2sTCuMg) - Affiliate link
Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid (http://amzn.to/2sTCuMg) - Affiliate link