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Leadership style is a manner or method of using social influence to achieve goals. Leadership style is often boiled down to a handful of labels attached to well known styles. Many of these styles have known weaknesses or may conflict with a particular team culture. As such, if you are asked for your leadership style it can be helpful to describe your style using original phrasing. The following are possible examples.
Adaptive
Assertive
Authentic
Balanced
Candid
Collaborative
Commanding
Communicative
Compassionate
Consistent
Constructive
Cooperative
Creative
Decisive
Deliberate
Diplomatic
Direct
Disciplined
Dynamic
Empathetic
Encouraging
Energetic
Engaged
Entrepreneurial
Ethical
Exacting
Experienced
Fair
Fearless
Firm
Flexible
Genuine
Goal-oriented
Grounded
Hands-on
Helpful
Humble
Impartial
Innovative
Involved
Knowledgeable
Lead-by-example
Level-headed
Logical
Mentoring
Methodical
Motivating
Open-minded
Organized
Positive
Practical
Pragmatic
Process-oriented
Strategic
Structured
Supportive
Systematic
Tactful
Tough
Transformative
Transparent
Trusting
In practice, most leaders adapt their style to different situations. This is known as situational leadership.
Overview: Leadership Style
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A manner or method of using social influence to achieve goals.
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