No one style is right for any leader all the time. Good leaders need the confidence to be flexible, and to adapt themselves according to the situation. The right leadership style will depend on the person or group being led.
In the present climate business performance is key to business survival. You and your organization cannot afford to underperform. But how do you ensure your performance management system actually works and works well!
An assessment that helps your member of staff become more committed to your objectives and more motivated, accountable, reliable, creative, dedicated, and, yes, happy in the job!
Team behavior theory ( Tuckman) and leadership theories (Hershey and Blanchard, Adair) can be brought together to into a simple model to show how different Leadership styles are required across the life cycle of an activity.
It is in your and their interests to give them a fair opportunity to make an improvement. Bringing an employee back on track is good for them, it is good for you and it is certainly good for the organization in terms of morale and use of resources, provided your intervention is in proportion.
Mood contagion is the automatic and unconscious transfer of mood between individuals. Intense moods are more likely to be transferred. Joy or distress are more likely to be passed on than calmness. Leaders probably have an even greater impact on their group mood. This is because of their importance to the organization.
All things change and time moves on even for corporate leaders. There are clear signs when we should go but sometimes we ignore them.
There is still a place on some occasions for the Commander and an authoritative style of leadership! But without the consent of a good team built on participation and engagement, with real relationships and care for each member, no one achieves great things.
There is a penalty to pay from the time we spend adapting to meet the needs of others; time we spend pretending to be someone we are not! We can damage our health far more than we probably realise!
In the present climate the pressure to seek value for money through out-sourcing is stronger than ever.
Yes, you can save money but getting the full value from your outsourcing service and making sure that it supports your business in the way you intended is complicated.