Believe it or not, there are several different types of Leadership styles, even among the Leaders of The Empower Network. As a Leader of your own Empower Network team, you will have to ask yourself at some point; “What Leadership styles will benefit my team in the best way possible?” We will take a look at all aspects of Leadership styles (to which most of us only have one Leadership style) so you can understand which ones you want to incorporate into The Empower Network.
The Empower Network | Most Common Leadership Styles
Here are the most common Leadership styles and a description of each so you can decide which styles you want to develop for The Empower Network and your team.
Charismatic Leader – is the very similar to the Transformational Leader. A Charismatic Leader evokes enthusiasm and focuses on leading the team onward and upward. While these characteristics are very appealing, one must take into account that a Charismatic Leader can tend to believe more in themselves then in the team. This can pose as a threat to the team if the Leader were to leave because the team members solely rely on the success of the Leader. This type of Leadership has a huge amount of responsibilities and needs a high level of commitment. Great Charismatic Leaders of our time include Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy.
Task Oriented Leader – this type of Leader wants to get the job done. They are more focused on the task at hand, then the team. They will put structure in place, plan, organize and monitor. This type of is not always the best because team members tend to lack motivation from the Task-Orientated Leader. These types of Leaders can benefit greatly if they learn how to get involved with people more. Would this style work for The Empower Network?
Autocratic Leader – Autocratic Leaders exert a form of Transactional Leaders. They exert a great deal of power over their team members. Many benefits of teamwork are lost because most members resent the way they are being treated. Team members have very little opportunities and input with Autocratic Leaders.
Transactional Leader – This type of Leader has the team members promising that they will do the job the way the Leader wants it done. The Leader here has the right to punish the member if the job is not done. There is little members can do to improve their job satisfaction with a Transactional Leader. This is not really a style for The Empower Network.
Transformational Leader – This is the type of Leadership we should all aim for. A Transformational Leader inspires their fellow team members to share in a vision for the future. Much like Dave wood and Dave Sharpe have done with The Empower Network. Transformational Leaders are true Leaders and will delegate tasks within the organization as well as communicating well, and offering lots of enthusiasm. Transformational Leadership is by the most sought after and taught in Leadership classes and training.
Servant Leader – Is somebody at any level within the team when a leader is not recognized as the Leader. They simply lead to meet the needs of the team members. A Servant Leader often will get lost in the mix with other people who use different Leadership styles. Servant Leaders achieve their power by their values and standards.
Participative Leader – also known as Democratic Leadership is when team members are invited by the Leader to contribute in any decisions. This will increase the team members satisfaction because it gives them a sense of control over the team. This type of Leadership is amazing for teamwork because quality becomes more important then speed.
People-Oriented Leader – People-orientated Leaders are person centered. They concentrate on the person as a whole. This is the opposite of Task-Oriented Leadership although most teams will incorporate both into the team. Incorporate them into The Empower Network and your own team and your are sure to great results.
The Empower Network | What Is Your Style Of Leadership
We have discussed the different styles, now it is time for you to discover what your style is and put it to good use in The Empower Network and your team.
Did you know that a lot of the Leadership styles can be intertwined and used together. Some styles of Leadership just go hand in hand. You belong to The Empower Network and have created your own team. Try and incorporate the People and Task Oriented Leadership styles to gain massive benefits for your team.
What ever style you choose for The Empower Network and your team, choose wisely. Leadership goes along way when you approach it the right way that can benefit your team as a whole. Things you might want to consider when choosing the right Leadership for your Leadership style are;
- Skill level of your team members
- Experience of your team members
- The type of team or organization
- Your own preferred style
- The work involved
These are just some of the more common styles of Leadership. There several other types as well. Explore what is best Leadership style for The Empower Network and your team.