Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ―George S. Patton
In the corporate world, leadership is undoubtedly the most important action that has to be considered if you want to get the work done collectively.
A right man commanding the right position at the right time can do wonders. If you are working in a business environment, you would certainly be knowing about the behavior of the leaders who are generally your managers.
Every leadership style has its own way of behavior and methods for getting the work done. Some styles may be preferred by subordinates, whereas other might be considered inappropriate.
It is believed that generally there are three primary forms of leadership; namely participative, laissez-faire, and autocratic. However, there are many other types of business leadership styles which have come up today due to a change in managerial methods at the workplace.
Three Main Types of Leadership Styles
In this leadership, the leader solely carries out the decision-making process. The autocratic leadership style is a very suitable method for managing team members who require close supervision to get the work done.
Other Types of Leadership Styles
In charismatic leadership, the leader puts in energy and enthusiasm into the project of the team. He motivates and helps employees; though at times, he may tend to boast about his leadership skills and capabilities.
This is a good leadership style that is suitable for any work environment. In transformational leadership, the leader provides motivation to his team, to perform tasks for the on-time deliverable of the project.
A task-oriented leader is usually known for only focusing on what his team has to achieve. Though, unlike in autocratic leadership, he might understand the needs and welfare of the team members.
This is a somewhat direct kind of effective leadership. It includes a direct authority given to the leader with regards to punishing and rewarding team members, owing to the results of the project.
As the name suggests, situational leadership is not associated with any kind of style. It is adopted when a leader changes types of leadership styles in order to get the work done considering the situation.
Remember that a leader might have to use a particular team leadership style in a specific work setting, where other styles may not be effective.