What is leadership style?

Define a leadership style by the interaction between the leader and his team.

At every level of an organization, leadership is required and expected. After all, we all want to trust that people in our organization will take charge and deliver with their team. But what do we know about leadership and more importantly, about team leadership style?

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 perceives from you.  Here communication goes beyond the words you use and what you say, it includes 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 applied.

For more than 30 years we help organizations and leaders at all levels of organizations to adapt and improve their leadership type and style to bring maximum benefits to their teams, their team members, and their organization.  

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 keys to understanding 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 the 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 dynamics, challenges, and situations. They adapt their leadership style to benefit the team and team members.

If your team members could benefit from type or style improvement or the possibility to learn more leadership type and styles, in order to adapt to new situations, contact us at agardner@org-coaching.com or visit www.org-coaching.com