All leaders do not possess same posture or same position. As discussed earlier, few presidents adopt the carrot approach and a few adopting such stick approaching. Thus, all of the leaders do not get the things done in the same manner. Their form runs. The leader mode varies depending on the various kinds of beings the leader interacts and are dealing here with. A perfect/ standard leader style is one which assists a leader in going the best out of the ones who follow him.
Some of the important leadership styles are as follows:
|Autocratic leadership style: In this style of leadership, a leader has complete command and hold over their employees/team. The team cannot put forward their views even if they are best for the team’s or organizational interests. They cannot criticize or question the leader’s way of getting things done. The leader himself gets the things done. The advantage of this style is that it leads to speedy decision-making and greater productivity under leader’s supervision. Drawbacks of this leadership style are that it leads to greater employee absenteeism and turnover. This leadership style works only when the leader is the best in performing or when the job is monotonous, unskilled and routine in nature or where the project is short-term and risky.
The Laissez Faire Leadership Style: Here, the leader totally trusts their employees/team to perform the job themselves. He just concentrates on the intellectual/rational aspect of his work and does not focus on the management aspect of his work. The team/employees are welcomed to share their views and provide suggestions which are best for organizational interests. This leadership style works only when the employees are skilled, loyal, experienced and intellectual.