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'Does Your Leadership Style Suit Your Team?' from Your Talent@Work with Shawn Kent Hayashi

Does Your Leadership Style Suit Your Team?

Posted: Feb 20, 2014

Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: Everyone has a natural leadership style, and chances are, yours has helped you achieve the success you have today. But what got you here may not get you where you want to go.

In his book Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman identifies 6 different styles of leadership. If you want your organization to grow, you'll not only need to master all of them, you'll need to know which ones to use during each stage of growth. Research shows that the ideal leadership style for a growing organization actually depends on the size of the group.

Do you lead an organization of less than 10 people? You will get the best results with a Visionary leadership style, one that aims at communicating a vision for where the organization is going. This style should be closely followed with Coaching, or one-on-one development of individuals, as a secondary leadership style.  

Once your organization grows from 10 to 20 people, it's best served if you use Coaching as your primary leadership style, and Pacesetting--setting high standards for performance-- as your secondary leadership style.  

The point is, an effective leader has to adjust his or her leadership style to the growth demands of the organization.  

If you're not sure you're providing the right blend of leadership for your team, let us help you examine your leadership style and prepare you and your team for growth. Contact us at888-959-1188 x84.

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