Regardless of your leadership role, being adaptable is vital in order to improve your efficiency. Following a single default method of dealing with leadership issues will not be effective in the long term. In order to be an efficient leader it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the following leadership styles.
1. The Orchestrator
Orchestrators ensure the visibility and engagement of the team while working on forging stronger bonds.
When It Works: Orchestrators can both concentrate on their goals and on the people who can help accomplish them. They observe and evaluate their team’s talents, which can lead to improved employee engagement.
When It Doesn’t: This style does not always work especially when an employee needs to spread their wings or thinks they have been misread.
2. The Standard Setter
Standard setters focus on quality and inspire others to become the best they can. They establish challenging objectives both for themselves and others and accomplish them employing a combination of discipline, accountability and hard work.
When It Works: Extraordinary standard setters mirror the behavior they expect others to have. They lead by setting the example as this is what helps develop trust.
When It Doesn’t: When set objectives are not feasible people are doomed to fail. When these objectives are too easy, people will not be motivated to challenge themselves.
3. The Developer
Being a developer, you are not merely assisting employees but improving the overall quality and potential of the organization.
When It Works: A good developer trains people to do what needs to be done without telling them how to do it.
When It Doesn’t: Not everyone is open to training. The key to finding whether a person is open is their overall productivity.
4. The Rock
If no other style seems relevant or suitable, adopt this. Rocks are stable, reliable and hardly change, which is not necessarily wrong.
When It Works: Rocks use solid management strategies and are inherently dependable which evokes a sense of security and stability in employees.
When It Doesn’t: By being relatively unyielding, rocks may fail to adapt to change.
When confronted with a challenge, resort to integrity and empathy regardless of your preferred leadership style. When this moment comes, will you be able to adapt in order to tackle the challenge? This is the only question that matters after all.