The importance of flexible leadership
In times of uncertainty, people look towards their leaders more than ever before and need reassurance that their leaders are taking the organisation in the right direction. So it is crucial in these times that leaders take a step back and consider the impact that they are having on the organisation through their leadership style.
Leaders often assume that leadership style is a product of their personality, rather than a choice they make. A recent Harvard Business Review article by Daniel Goleman, entitled Leadership That Gets Results, suggests that the most effective executives use a variety of different leadership styles, switching between these in different circumstances.
There are six basic leadership styles, each based on emotional intelligence competencies: Coersive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pace setting and coaching styles…
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