A leadership style refers to a leader's characteristic behaviors when directing, motivating, guiding, and managing groups of people. Great leaders can inspire and motivate others to perform, create, and innovate. Here are 5 examples of leadership styles used by leaders ie. Autocratic, Democratic, Laissez Faire, Bureaucratic and Coaching styles. Every style has their advantages at different stages of the team or with different levels of team development, as advocated by Dr Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, authors of Situational Leadership. We will discuss every style in a little more detail in our upcoming articles.
Other than styles, true leadership is also about skills and characteristics. According to a research done by The Centre for Creative Leadership, the 10 traits of a great leaders are:
Ability to delegate
These skills make up the backbone of leadership across leader levels, industries, and continents. Without these skills, true leadership is impossible.
The other question is “Are leaders born or nurtured?” Or are they born from a crisis? Think of a leader you look up to. How many of the above traits do they possess? What about you? How close are you to being a great leader? Remember to register for our GROW YOUR EQ free webinar at ashtontrainingacademy.com/web3 (19Feb), ashtontrainingacademy.com/web2 (20Feb) and ashtontrainingacademy.com/web4 (21Feb)