Leadership Styles are Labels

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Thelma P. Meneses
Director, Philippines

Leadership Styles are Labels

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.

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Leadership Styles Make it Simple

Most leaders tend to follow one style of leadership. I believe leaders need to learn how to lead different types of foll...

  Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Describing Leadership is Hard

As Thelma commented, leadership is difficult to describe. When an event occurs, even the best description written afte...

  Dr. Alan Williams
Professor, Thailand

Leadership Styles

Dear Thelma, suggest you research in regard to where the six leadership styles that Daniel Goleman discusses came from. ...

Business Consultant, India

Own Leadership Style Must be Developed

@Alan Williams : sir, I do not think that Ms. Thelma was undermining Goleman's contribution, and her calling, social sci...


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