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Which leadership style best describes you?

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Are you like a commander or a steward? More like John D. Rockefeller or Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? Check out this presentation and find out the leadership style best describes you.

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Which leadership style best describes you?

  1. 1. Which leadership style best describes you?
  2. 2. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker
  3. 3. The Icon: John D. Rockefeller 1. Autocractic Leadership - The Commander
  4. 4. Little or no input from group members Leaders make the decisions Group leaders dictate all the work methods and processes Group members are rarely trusted with decisions or important tasks Take full credit for the work Adopts one-way communication Characterstics
  5. 5. “Want to become a leader who gets things done? If yes, then stop using email to manage work and switch to ProofHub.”
  6. 6. Getting things done quickly Improving communication and logistics Better response to changes in the external environment Keeps groups and indiviuals on task Anticipating problems in advance, and better realization of consequences of an action by one section on other sections Pros
  7. 7. Allows abuse of power Discourage creativity and new ideas Harms long-term morale compared to other styles This leadership style is unsuited to build trusting relationships Forced to work at full capacity, leading to stress and other health problems Cons
  8. 8. The Icon: Pope Francis 2. Bureaucractic Leadership - The Adminstrator
  9. 9. Combines a top-down management style with strict adherence to policies and procedures within an organization Leaders are empowered by the offices they hold and are held accountable to the next level in the hierarchy The organizational structure is rigid and often has strict delineation of tasks and authority Characterstics
  10. 10. The structure is highly repeatable Operates according to clear objectives, metrics and measurability Establishes processes that consistently get results It is a perfect management style for large companies, military organizations and government departments, who count on reliable results Pros
  11. 11. It is not a management style for those who are are expected to be free thinkers and think outside the box This is not the management style for companies that are heart-based Disreagrds individual workers Foundations that serve others would want to choose a leadership style that is more people-oriented Cons
  12. 12. The Icon: Oprah Winfrey 3. Charismatic Leadership - The Charmer
  13. 13. Sensitivity to their environment and the needs of their employees or followers Articulate and visionary Inclined toward personal risk taking Adept at using unconventional behavior Acts energetically, motivating others to move forward Inspires passion Characterstics
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  15. 15. Inspire people to work together for a common cause Organizations are committed to a central mission Management prioritizes learning from mistakes in an effort to succeed in their mission Charismatic-led companies tend to be cohesive because their workers have a clear purpose Spurs others to action Pros
  16. 16. Leaders may develop tunnel vision or arrogance, undoing their previous good deeds Charismatic leaders sometimes become unresponsive to their subordinates or constituents These leaders may not learn from their mistakes, compounding them Idealizes or romanticizes the leader Cons
  17. 17. The Icon: Indra Nooyi 4. Democratic Leadership - The Motivator
  18. 18. Group members are encouraged to share ideas and opinions, even though the leader retains the final say over decisions Members of the group feel more engaged in the process Creativity is encouraged and rewarded Encourage collaboration and cooperation Establishes all team members as equals Characterstics
  19. 19. Inspire people to work together for a common cause Organizations are committed to a central mission Management prioritizes learning from mistakes in an effort to succeed in their mission Charismatic-led companies tend to be cohesive because their workers have a clear purpose Spurs others to action Pros
  20. 20. Overly dependent on the expertise and experience of subordinates Fast, incisive decisions may be difficult or even impossible, resulting in missed deadlines Promotes unclear or overlapping worker roles Operates less efficiently than other styles Cons
  21. 21. “Want to become a leader who gets things done? If yes, then stop using email to manage work and switch to ProofHub.”
  22. 22. The Icon: Warren Buffett 5. Laissez-Faire Leadership - The Delegator
  23. 23. Complete freedom for followers to make decisions Leaders provide the tools and resources needed Group members are expected to solve problems on their own Power is handed over to followers, yet leaders still take responsibility for the groups decisions and actions Characterstics
  24. 24. No work for the leader Encourages creativity and new ideas Yields high job satisfaction through employee self rule Provides occupational frredom to workers Promotes trust in workers Pros
  25. 25. Poorer quality of work Lacks accountability Doesn't mentor "rising start" in staff Workers may lack knowledge so as to make effective decisions Team members may get off track and may not prioritize correctly Cons
  26. 26. The Icon: Mahatma Gandhi 6. Servant Leadership - The Steward
  27. 27. Puts service to others before self-interest Includes the whole team in decision making Provides tools to get the job done Actively listen to their followers Conceptualize their vision and goals into strategies and objects that serve the organization and its members. Stays out of limelight, lets team accept credit for results Characterstics
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  29. 29. Builds strong, close-knit and focused teams Focused on the big picture and permanent change Inspires worker and managerial loyalty Create a positive culture and lead to high morale Pros
  30. 30. Depends heavily on loyalty and trust Does not define or structure role Requires an existing system to change or fix Cons
  31. 31. The Icon: Alan Sugar 7. Transactional Leadership - The Standardizer
  32. 32. Do not seek to transform things, they tend to be highly resistant to change. Promotes rule compliance through incentives and punishments This leadership style is quite passive because the focus is on maintaining status quo Places a lot of importance on hierarchy, and the corporate structure and culture. Characterstics
  33. 33. Achieve short-term goals quickly Define rewards and punishments clearly for workers Effective when it comes to increase in production and cutting down costs Transactional leadership is also composed of a structure that is clear and concise Pros
  34. 34. Oposses change Limits creativity through strictly defined goals Punishes outside-the-box thinker This leadership style is rigid Do not encourage employees to act creatively or think for themselves Cons
  35. 35. The Icon: Nelson Mandela 8. Transformational Leadership - The Inspirer
  36. 36. Explores and attempts new ideas Serves as a role model for all involved Acts as coach of the team. He or she provides training and motivation to reach the desired goals Maximizing their teams’ capability and capacity Solving challenges by finding experiences that show that old patterns do not fit or work Characterstics
  37. 37. Excellent at communicating new ideas Good at balancing short-term vision and long-term goals Experience building strong coalitions and establishing mutual trust Accept new ideas They have integrity and high emotional intelligence (empathy with others) Pros
  38. 38. Ineffective in initial stage or ad-hoc situations Require an existing structure to fix Bad fit in bureaucratic structures Cons
  39. 39. “Want to become a leader who gets things done? If yes, then stop using email to manage work and switch to ProofHub.”
  40. 40. Sources https://www.webpagefx.com/data/whats-your-leadership-style/ https://www.asaecenter.org/resources/articles/an_magazine/2013/j anuary/8-common-leadership-styles http://online.stu.edu/transformational-leadership/ https://www.slideshare.net/vassellmo/laissez-faire-leadership http://online.stu.edu/democratic-participative-leadership/ http://yscouts.com/10-transactional-leadership-characteristics/ http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-democratic-leadership- definition-advantages-disadvantages.html http://online.stu.edu/bureaucratic-leadership/ http://online.stu.edu/charismatic-leadership/ https://www.verywell.com/what-is-autocratic-leadership-2795314

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