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Do you always listen to your employees’ input before making decisions and assigning tasks? Or do you rely solely on your own judgement?
How you’ve answered this question goes a long way to determining what type of a leader you are. It can be very helpful to know this, since as Kimberlee Leonard points out in her article “Factors Influencing Leadership Styles” for Chron, your leadership style impacts how effectively you can get your team to deliver results.
Management styles and their characteristics
According to Lou Dubois in his article “How to Change Your Management Style” for Inc., there are five different management styles:
Keep in mind that no matter what your primary leadership style is, the situation or task at hand may influence the management style needed. For example, if an employee needs to be reprimanded, it isn’t very constructive to only demonstrate traits of a laissez-faire manager. That’s why it’s advisable to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of all the different leadership styles and adapt yours when necessary to get the best possible results.