Leadership is a practice. We are constantly changing and improving the way we lead our direct subordinates and help the company grow. The longer we lead, the more likely our leadership style change. A leader is no longer an all-powerful individual who has the right to tell people what to do or not do. A leader is now that person who can take their team to the next level by showing them how to get there, not just telling them.
To determine what your leadership style is, you should first understand the various leadership styles there are. Then, you can decide which will work best for you, given your peculiar circumstances.
Type of leadership styles:
- Democratic Leadership Style: This is commonly known as the participative leadership style where each team member is equally involved in directing the project while the leader makes the final decisions based on his team’s feedback. This style is highly effective in organisations because it allows the flow of communication between lower-level staff and higher-level staff and allows lower-level staff to exercise the authority they might need later in future positions.