There are certain types of common traits that make you a leader, but every leader has a different approach or style of working. Plenty of definitions are in play for a lot of different styles of leadership but these are few that we wanted to share;
1. Democratic leadership: As the word explains, all the strategic decisions are made after the leader considers the opinions of all the employees or team members. The leader ensures that all
the voices heard, though he/she is the final decision maker. This is the most effective style of leadership that is appreciated by the followers of the leader and is followed by a lot of fortune companies.
2. Autocratic Leadership: This style of leadership is totally inverse the democratic style. In this style of leadership, the leader takes the decision around every operation in the organization and percolates it down to the employees at all levels. The followers of the leader have to just obey the decision and deliver accordingly. This is the least effective style of leadership and is not liked by the people as much.
3. Laissez-faire Leadership: This French work Laiseez-faire means the policy of leaving things to take their own course, without interfering. And so, this style of leadership is when the leader
denies responsibility and doesn’t interfere in the operational methodology of the employees/followers. This may yield short-term satisfaction for the followers but in the long run, can result in a major downfall. So, this style of leadership can deliver situationally but never a long-term plan.
4. Bureaucratic Leadership: This is the leadership style by the book, where the leader follows all the tried and tested regulations that are well scripted and ensures that the employees are
adhering to these guidelines for quality deliveries. This kind of leadership works well when the product or service delivered is critical like in Aviation, life sciences, and health care. Though this mode of working restricts the creative capabilities of employees/followers, the guidelines of the process cannot be overlooked.
5. Situational Leadership: This is the most fluid style of leadership which enables the leader to pick up a style of leading based on the situation at hand, the kind of work process, and the
criticality of operation. This is our favorite style of leadership cause of the ability to portray and clad different hats to achieve the best possible outcome at any stage of business or otherwise based on the need.