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1. Which Leadership Style Are You?

Each person has an individual personality when dealing with other people. Some can be affable; others are seen as cold and aloof while there are some who are either or neither of the two. It even differs when you are handling people. Notice the change in your personality when you know people are looking up to you? The Peterson Group Consulting and Coaching, expert in human development and leadership improvement and similar reviews suggest that you may instinctively just be using a certain leadership approaches. Here are the following styles that may be fitting:

1. Autocratic

If you want all of your subordinates to follow you without questions, when you are not used to people giving you suggestions or not following your lead, then, you might just be fitting in this kind of style. Some people think that this kind of leadership is driven by fear, imagining leaders yelling and using demeaning languages and being abusive wherein subordinates do not have the chance to complain. This kind of approach is never a part of authoritative repertoire. Some of the appropriate conditions to use this style are when you have all the information to solve the problem, you are short on time, and/or your employees are well motivated.

2. Participative or Democratic

In this style of leadership, members are asked of their opinion. The input of the subordinates is considered highly vital for the proper function of the team. Many people choose this kind of leadership as members are given free reign and transparency is practiced.

3. Laissez-Faire

In this kind of leadership, all of the decisions and inputs are given by the members while the leader supervises the conclusions reached. The leader basically only guides the members are review their decision without giving his own opinion. This is a good training ground for employees to use their analysis and determine what needs to be done. Although it may create a bad impression on the part of the leader, this kind of leadership shows how much trust and confidence is being put into the members.

Why do we have to know these styles?

The style of the leadership reflects the culture of the organization. According to Frank Grant, human development speaker in the leadership 2016 convention held in Jakarta, Indonesia, “If the organization is to be faithful to its philosophy and mission, its leader's style must be consistent with them”.



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