A leadership style is a narrow and specific behaviour compared to a model or philosophy. Leadership style may be strongly influenced by the leader's personality, the aims of the leader, and relationship with followers. A style is a description of a leader's behaviours, and may also be like a tool in the leadership models toolkit.
An overview of the key leadership styles and understanding the applications of each style within an organisation.
Understanding the differences between transactional and transformational leadership styles, their strengths and weaknesses and their applications.
Understanding the differences, strengths and weaknesses of charismatic leadership vs narcissistic leadership.
Transformational Leadership is a style which involves working alongside team members in order to identify the need for change, create an inspiring and motivational vision, and to execute necessary steps required for change in tandem with team members.
The modern idea of Transformational Leadership is based around 4 elements described by Bernard A. Bass in 1985: Idealised Influence, Intellectual Stimulation, Individualised Consideration and Inspirational Motivation.
Transactional Leadership is a behavioural leadership theory which focusses on the link between supervision, organisation and group performance.
Summary of leadership roles, tips and techniques for both work and general life.
Tips and techniques to improve leadership skills and develop an understanding of effective leadership style.
Leadership development tips and techniques, plus free online materials for organisational and personal development. Tips for business training in management, sales, marketing, project management, communication, leadership, time management and team building and motivation.
An outline of traditional leadership roles, tips and techniques from thought-leader Jack Welch at BusinessBalls.com
A list of articles to further your knowledge on the many aspects of Leadership.
An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this TED talk, Israeli conductor and business consultant Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century musical conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders, in both business and life.
There are many leadership programs available today, but chances are, these won't help. In this talk, business consultant Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask in order to thrive.
Explore the main differences between Leadership and Management, including styles, models and philosophies. Develop an understanding of their key characteristics.
From entrepreneurs and start-ups, to experienced businesspeople - individuals always mistake leadership for management. This can be harmful to your results - watch this video from the Big Think to find out why, and how to remedy this.
Professor of Leadership at the Harvard Business School, John Kotter points out that in today's business world there is too much management and not enough leadership. Both are incredibly important, but in a rapidly changing world, great leadership is invaluable. He argues that if organizations do not recognize this fact, they risk sinking into complacency and achieving little.
Peter Farey (1993) developed a system for mapping Leaders and Managers based on two new dimensions - Task and People. These can subsequently be applied to different scenarios and situations, for optimal results and personal development.
An end of course quiz to test your progress throughout the Leadership Styles course. If you are interested in taking your leadership and management knowledge into an internationally-recognised qualification, visit our partner Accipio's site here.
An end of course quiz to review your progress through the Leadership Styles module.