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Leadership Styles are Labels
Thelma P. Meneses, Director, Philippines, Member
I think most of the leadership styles we heard and read about are simply labels made by people, in particular social scientists, to interpret those demonstrable behaviors. They are after-thoughts.
The very basic definition of "effective leadership" is to drive the best result/behavior that you desire from someone. It is therefore hinged on one's ability to influence others regardless of style. Effective leadership though is different from the end result of the leadership.
Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jesus Christ, Genghis Khan, Abraham Lincoln, Saddam Hussein, Mother Teresa have different ends in mind but they surely are strong leaders.
While leaders may use different styles depending on what they are strong at, it is important that they are consistent, authentic, and most importantly, they believe in what they're saying... It's called passion and commitment....Sign up
 

 
Leadership Styles Make it Simple
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Most leaders tend to follow one style of leadership. I believe leaders need to learn how to lead different types of followers. Using 'categories' tend...Sign up
 

 
Describing Leadership is Hard
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
As Thelma commented, leadership is difficult to describe.
When an event occurs, even the best description written afterwards misses some details...Sign up
 

 
Leadership Styles
Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand, Member
Dear Thelma, suggest you research in regard to where the six leadership styles that Daniel Goleman discusses came from. Not from social scientists as ...Sign up
 

 
Own Leadership Style Must be Developed
SATISH PANDE, Business Consultant, India, Member
@Alan Williams : sir, I do not think that Ms. Thelma was undermining Goleman's contribution, and her calling, socia...Sign up
 

 
 


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