Goleman's Six Leadership Styles Video

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Choose the right leadership style to suit the situation.

The best leaders are flexible and adaptable. They use different leadership styles to suit different situations.

Here, we lift the lid on Daniel Goleman's Six Leadership Styles, and how they can work for you.

1. Authoritative Leadership

Authoritative leadership is about vision and empowerment. Authoritative leaders decide on goals, leaving their followers free to choose how to achieve them. This style works best when a department or organization lacks direction.

However, being authoritative shouldn't be confused with laying down the law. It's important to allow flexibility, and to listen to others' feedback, too.

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