Find out what kind of Leader are you!
1. Autocratic Leadership
Autocratic leadership, as the name suggests, is when the leader holds all authority & responsibility and makes quick decisions without consulting subordinates and expect prompt implementation. A harsh work environment has typically little or zero flexibility. Rules, processes, and policies are all-natural additions of an autocratic leader in this kind of leadership. This leadership style can certainly upset subordinates, but may also turn out to be great during crisis management, where the leader is required to make important decisions quickly.
2. Democratic Leadership
One of the most preferred kinds of leadership and of course, a personal favourite is the ‘democratic leadership’ style where subordinates are actively involved in decision-making and revolves around subordinates’ contributions. However, the democratic leader holds the ultimate responsibility for the decision taken, but leaders are known to delegate authority to other people, who are leading respective work projects. The most important feature of this leadership is that communication is active upward and downward. Democratic leadership entails characteristics like fairness, competence, creativity, courage, intelligence, and honesty. Democratic leadership fits well with the medical and high-tech industry as they require a tremendous amount of collaboration to function.
3. Strategic Leadership Style
This style of leadership entails a leader who is basically the head of an organization. He/She is not restricted to those at the top of the organization, and this leadership process is geared to a wider audience and spread across all levels who want to create a high-performance life, team or organization. He/She bridges the gap between the requirement for new possibilities and the need for practicality by providing a prescriptive set of habits. 55% of this leadership normally involves calculative thinking. Sports is one of the most common categories where this kind of leadership can be observed. Let’s cut to chase, strategic leaders are those who anticipate future needs and make decisions in the present to meet those needs.
4. Transformational Leadership
As the name suggests, it’s all about initiating change in organizations, groups, oneself, and others. They constantly motivate others to do more than they originally intended and often, even more than they thought possible. Transformational leaders set high standards that are more challenging to achieve excellent performance. Transformational leadership is observed to have more committed and satisfied followers, which is quite obvious as they empower their followers to get out of their comfort zone and reach greater heights.
There are different kinds of leadership, but these are the most common ones. So what is your leadership style? We’d love to know. Comment below!