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Adapt the Suitable Leadership Style
Humans are one thing in this world that can't be explained very concisely by theory or formulas. "One size fits all" concept may not be too useful in the people context.
Personally I would think that the "best" leadership style is always subject to each situation. There is no formula for human responses or certainty of someone's response towards a certain style.
The objective of leadership is to lead the team to a common goal. So to lead is to adapt to the situation and the group you need to lead. e.g. if you lead a group of experienced fighters, you set them free but coach them into patterns; if you lead a group of know-nothing amatuers, you will need to tell them exactly what to do & make sure they do it. Just to share some thoughts.

Innate & Learned Leadership
Fernando Fuster-Fabra
There is no such thing as luck in future, only future-makers. No person is 100% objective, so expect that all will employ reason plus emotions.
A leader is he that executes actions that favourably alter subordinates' emotions well enough to motivate them into results.

The Interest of the Leader
Apart from the aspect of the situational leadership style that should be considered in dealing with all surbordinates, the interest of the leader also should be considered. in any situation, the leader's interest should not be left out.

Leadership Suitability
Jairo Jura
A good leader is many positive and progressive characters at once. It calls for natural and deliberate efforts made in a concerted manner to steward a team out of a situational crisis at any time.

Leadership Suitability
The leader's interest is achievement. He leads because he wants to get things accomplished. Often his ego is tied directly to his accomplishments. The leader works with individuals who join organizations to achieve their goals and then become group member and eventually team members when their individual goal meld into the team's goals. The personality driven leader leads without knowing how. The professional leader leads by understanding where each individual is in their progressive growth and becoming the leader that person or team needs. The only way to do that effectively is for the professional leader to develop values and non-contradictory character to provide consistency and predictability to the leader-follower relationship.

Adeoye Ademola
Leadership is as a tall building which it's foundation can be seen but it's top can never be seen.No one can exhaust the subject of Leadership.

Leadership styles
Gopal Ram
Leadership is about getting things done for the organization. In some situations, different styles of decision-making might be required; indeed, in some cultures and individuals. This style is also be expected by not only those in charge, but also the followers. That is what makes leadership styles quite interesting - it accounts for the fact that not everyone is the same

Situational Leadership is best
I see leadership as the ability to influence others, whether commanding or democratically. If you can't influence your followers, whether positively or negatively, you can't be seen as a leader.
I also agree with Goleman about emotional intelligence. But a good leader should be flexible and act according to the situation. Be democratic when it suits that style but autocratic when things need to be carried especially in life threatening situations. Situational leadership is the best approach.

Applying and Adapting Leadership Styles
Clark Cebrian, Geologist, Philippines, Member
I believe that leadership styles becomes effective when applied depending on the situation or condition and the types of people being led. Based on experience, different conditions with people having different personalities, experience, mind sets and capabilities occurs simultaneously. And this becomes a real challenge. I think each of us has a natural tendency towards one leadership style. However, those who are able to adapt to the given conditions and apply the necessary leadership styles becomes a successful leader. Competence, integrity, honesty, humility and the concern for the the well being of the led are very crucial. People tend to become motivated to work with the leader to achieve the objectives and goals.

Ability to Vary Leadership Style
Ian Lynch
The best leadership style is the one that works. Being able to vary the leadership style to suit the particular business environment is the characteristic of a sustaining strong leader, anything else is luck.

Effective Leader Switching his/her Styles
Will, Manager, China, Member
There is no one "right" way to lead or manage that suits all situations. Choose effective styles according to the people and work you are dealing with: the skill levels and experience of your team members; the work involved; the organizational environment and your own preference.

Effective leadership is intuitive and creative
Misan Adesanya
Leadership is really a complex subject. A style may work in one situation but fail woefully in another. Successful leadership is a result of creative choices and interactions between the leader, the followers and the specific situation. It is the ability of the leader to connect to the led in such a way as to generate the needed synergy to deliver the needed solutions.

Leadership and Company Development Stage
Ariel Wan, Management Consultant, China, Member
Leadership styles should be adapted to the company development stage. In the initial entry stage, the leadership style can be a mixture of visionary (less) and coaching (more) styles.
In the following fast growth stage, the style can be more visionary and democratic to achieve a visionary objective and a sustainable organization development, etc.

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