When it comes to leadership, there is no magic bullet that can instantly transform you into an excellent leader. However, there are approaches and theories that should be considered.
Originally, trait theories were considered paramount in the analysis of leadership. Trait theories argue that effective leaders share a number of common personality characteristics, innate, instinctive qualities that you do or don’t have.
It’s true that trait theories help us identify traits and qualities (for example, integrity, empathy, assertiveness, good decision-making skills and likability) that are helpful when leading others. However, none of these traits, nor any specific combination of them, will guarantee success as a leader.
Behavioral theories focus on how leaders behave, which impacts their performance. Behavior traits are often listed in one of three categories:
- Autocratic leaders – These are leaders who make decisions without consulting their teams. This may be an appropriate style when a decision is needed quickly.
- Democratic leaders – These leaders consult with team members before rendering a decision. This style is important when team agreement matters.
- Laissez-faire leaders– This kind of leader stays in the background while other people on their team consult with one another and make the decision. This leadership style can work with a highly capable team. But it can also fail if the leader defers to others because of laziness.
Researchers believe that many of these leadership behaviors are appropriate at different times. The best leaders are those who can use many different behavioral styles, and choose the right style for each situation.
Many experts in the field think transformational leadership is often the best leadership style to use in business. Transformational leaders and their followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation.
Transformational leaders are recognized for their integrity, and they know how to inspire. They motivate people to achieve a vision, they manage its delivery, and they build ever stronger and more successful teams.
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