There are many differing views on leadership styles.
Your leadership style is also one of those common questions in job interviews.
Of course in many respects it’s a strange question to ask because there is no right or wrong style of leadership. Different styles are required at different times.
What differentiates styles is the degree to which one directs rather than involves. There are 5 key styles of leadership:
Truth is we all have our preferred or default style when it comes to leading.
What’s important is that you understand your preferred or default style of leading and the benefits and drawbacks of it?
Remember too that the style of leadership that you adopt will be influenced by the context or situation that you face.
There really is no one size fits all style when it comes to leadership.
Rather than trying to look for the ideal style, consider when you might have to adapt your style from what you normally do.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.