One could say that there are as many leadership styles as there are leaders. This would be neither entirely true nor entirely false… but it would be a bit short. Each leader has a very particular way of managing his teams, motivating them and even sanctioning them. However, there are different styles of leadership. Let’s review the main ones.
Let’s start with the leader who decides everything from strategy to who does what when and how. This style of leadership can be seen as micro-management. However, in times of crisis and/or major transformations, using this type of leadership is very effective because it allows not only to move forward, but also to achieve the desired results.
Then let’s move on to the empathetic leader: the one who takes the time to explain what he expects from you, who helps you accomplish the tasks you are asked to do and who encourages you to develop both your hardships and your soft skills. This leader is the ideal person to accompany a person in search of development. Beware he or she can quickly annoy an experienced collaborator who needs more autonomy.