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Category : Human Resources
Title : Adjust your leadership style to the demands of each situation
The Challenge : A recent article on leadership by Daniel Goleman emphasizes that the best leaders don`t just use one style of leadership. They`re skilled at, and have the flexibility to switch between, several styles as circumstances dictate. According to....
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Category : Human Resources
Title : Use a pace-setting style when everyone is similarly capable
The Challenge : According to Daniel Goleman, the pacesetting style is a type of leadership that should be used sparingly. This type of leader sets extremely high performance standards which she herself exemplifies. The pacesetter usually gives no feedback on....
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Category : Human Resources
Title : Use a coaching leadership style to help employees achieve their Potential
The Challenge : According to Daniel Goleman, nonprofit leaders can incorporate different leadership styles in their relationships with employees. The leadership style used least by nonprofit leaders is the coaching style. In a nutshell, coaching leaders....
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Category : Human Resources
Title : Use an affiliative leadership style to promote loyalty and Innovation
The Challenge : According to Daniel Goleman, a democratic leadership style helps to build trust and commitment to the organization and its goals. Now let's consider the affiliative leadership style, which emphasizes the importance of making employees feel....
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Category : Human Resources
Title : Use a democratic leadership style to create buy-in and commitment
The Challenge : According to Daniel Goleman, there are six leadership styles, and leaders need to adjust their leadership style to fit the different circumstances that they encounter. The authoritative leadership style is best used when an organization is being....
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