11 Leadership Styles and What They Mean ContinuedThere is no good or bad leadership style.  Each style is unique to the leader.  It is how they are used that determines success or failure. Leadership and management styles are not fixed in place, permanently attached to an individual’s personality. The best leaders learn to adopt elements of all the different styles when needed in order to achieve their goals. As time goes on, education, jobs, and life experiences shape a leader’s philosophy and psychology. How best to get the job done and work with others? How to set goals and objectives and manage the results? These answers become a winning formula for success. How do you decide which styles to employ? Read on for 6 more styles that you can learn from and use to your advantage.


  • Influences others through power of personality
  • Acts energetically, motivating others to move forward
  • Inspires passion
  • May seem to believe more in self than in the team


  • Grasps the entire situation and goes beyond the usual course of action
  • Can see what is not working and brings new thinking and action into play

Command and Control

  • Follows the rules and expects others to do the same

Pace Setter

  • Sets high performance standards for self and the group
  • Epitomizes the behavior sought from others


  • Puts service to others before self-interest
  • Includes the whole team in decision making
  • Provides tools to get the job done
  • Stays out of limelight, lets team accept credit for results


  • Links behavior with group’s readiness
  • Includes being directing and supportive, while empowering and coaching

Now that you have the outline of 11 common leadership styles, is it easier to figure out what style you use the most and what styles you can learn to incorporate into your own to make you a more effective leader?  If you would like to explore further your style and how you can improve on it to make it even better please contact me and we can talk!