As leaders, we help our companies grow. And the longer we lead, the more we change the way we choose to lead. Leaders have a huge impact on the companies they work for, and the employees they work with.
Here are a few common leadership styles used today:
1 – Democratic Leadership: the leader makes the decisions based the input of every employee. It’s also known as shared leadership. Each group member participates in the decision-making process.
2 – Autocratic Leadership: the leader makes the decisions without the input of every employee. They have control over all decisions. Advice from others is rarely accepted.
3 – Strategic Leadership: the leader has the ability to influence others to make decisions. They motivate and persuade others to share the same vision. It’s a strategy in managing the employees.
4 – Transformational Leadership: the leader is always improving, pushing employees outside their comfort zone. The goal is to develop followers into leaders.
5 – Transactional Leadership: the leader rewards and punishes employees. The goal is to keep their employees motivated for the short-term.
6 – Bureaucratic Leadership: the leader listens to the employees but often rejects their input if it conflicts with company policy or previous practices. They apply a system of rules for management and decision-making.
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