Leaders exercise their authority in different ways. In doing so, they are said to exhibit a “leadership style”
Leadership styles are essentially about:
There has been substantial research into the types and effectiveness of various leadership styles, with the four most common generally accepted to be:
The key features of each of these leadership styles can be summarised as follows:
As a generalisation, in most business sectors there has been a gradual shift away from autocratic leadership. Possible reasons for this include:
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