There are many types of leaders in all industries. Many experts might say that different types of businesses require a certain type of leader. Certain leaders will swear by one certain type of leadership because it is that type they know the best. But aren’t all employees different? Well before we answer that, let’s take Read More

There are many types of leaders in all industries. Many experts might say that different types of businesses require a certain type of leader. Certain leaders will swear by one certain type of leadership because it is that type they know the best. But aren’t all employees different? Well before we answer that, let’s take a look at some types of leadership.

Authoritarian – These leaders can seem emotionless. They tend to only focus on production compared with profit and loss. Sometimes it goes to extent that employees are afraid of losing their job if they do not please him.

Paternalistic – These leaders are not as strict as the authoritarian, however; they do maintain a power of authority over their employees while still open to helping and mentoring. They maintain control while still harvesting admiration. As bad as this may sound, many employees like this type of environment and the work does get done well and on time.

Democratic – These leaders might be considered the most popular. They give the employees a chance to voice their concerns. They will take all opinions into consideration and allow employees to make a decision as to what is the most productive way of going about business.

Conformist – This is my favorite. As I mentioned, many people are different. Different in pace, different in personality, different in style of performance etc. In my opinion, the best leader is one that can take almost a psychological view of the employees. He can see their best attributes and put them to use in the best way possible. However, this type of leader does require more time and involvement.

So what type of leader are you? My advice is to remember that you are not the only important part of a company. Get to know your employees and use your type of leadership to their advantage. Your success stems on how well you lead them.