Keys to define leadership style

Team Leadership Puzzle

Team Leadership is a puzzle, leader must understand and adapt it to situation and team.

What makes up a team leadership style ?

We have identified the key team leadership elements that define the leadership style people and more importantly your team perceive from you.   Here communication goes beyond the words you use and what you say, to include your actions and reactions. We all know that actions speak much louder than words. Case in point, the queen of England seldom communicates to the UK and commonwealth population, but she remains an uncontested strong leader of the country and the commonwealth.

To be clear, we differentiate between leadership type, linked to circumstances, role and purpose vs. style, which describes how the leadership is put applied.

So what defines your leadership style ? It is :

  • How you lead in actions,
  • How you make your team bond and grow,
  • How you execute your support role,
  • How you guide and provide feedback to the team and to individuals,
  • How you set targets and empower your teams to find their way to achieve them,
  • In the way you use the adjourn process to consolidate and integrate the lessons learned with your team, when they successfully achieved their goals and their purpose.

A few key to understand the importance of leadership styles :

  • Your leadership style is key to define the culture of the organization you lead.
  • Different leadership styles apply to different teams and even to different situations with a same team.
  • As a leader you need to be able to adjust your style to both: the team and the situation.
  • We all have a natural leadership style (different for every person) and a few learned leadership styles. When under pressure for deadlines / job / family / environment, every human tends to return to their natural leadership style.
  • Great leaders understand and see team dynamic, challenges and situation. They adapt their leadership style to benefit team and team members.

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