Leadership styles are behavioral adaption to specific market situation. The more you’re able to execute leadership styles to specific situations the more valuable you’re for industries and companies.
Style Characteristics When Useful Weaknesses Coercive Leader gives orders
and expects to be obeyed
Dealing with problem employees
Inhibits organisation flexibility
Weakens employeed motivation
Authoritative Leader establishes goal and pushes people to follow Business is adrift and needs direction
Business is in a downturn
Leader’s goal may not be the best one.
Experts may disagree with the leader
Affiliative Leader assumes a “people comes first attitude”. Need to build team cohesion
Need to raise low morale
May allow poor employee performance unchecked
Employee may not have sense of direction
Democractic Leader gives employees role in decision-making. Need to build organisational flexibility and responsibility May result in indecision and a sense of confusion Pacesetting Leader sets high performance standards Highly motivated employees can work on their own. May feel overwhelming for employees who cannot attain the standards Coaching Leader focuses on personal development Employees want to change and improve personally Not successful when employees are resistant to change