Daniel Goleman et al. (2002) found during his research that there were 6 distinctive Leadership Styles.
He noted that these styles, when used, will have different effects on the emotions of the target followers. He always classed them as styles, not types and stated any leader can choose to use any style, or mixture of styles to suit a situation to ensure the most effective leadership approach.
So what style or approach should you choose and why? Well, it depends…
Different styles are more effective at different stages of the Change Process and an effective leader will switch between styles or use a combination of styles depending on the situation.
Generally speaking, as a leader of Process Improvement, you will only need to really switch amongst 4 of the styles to create the optimal work environment and ensure the success of your project and Process Improvement.
So what are they?