About This Chapter
Leadership Styles & Skills - Chapter Summary
Our informative chapter covers leadership styles and skills for organizational leaders. Equally as useful for new supervisors and those who have been managers for a long time, this chapter looks at different leadership philosophies, the similarities and differences between mentoring and leadership, and the ways in which team leaders can work with top decision makers. These corporate training materials are written by professional instructors, so you can feel confident your teams are learning accurate information.
How It Helps
- Strengthens managers: Supervisors who understand how to lead strongly are more confident, effective and productive.
- Clarifies roles: When your supervisors and managers more clearly understand their roles and responsibilities, they'll be able to fulfill those roles better and with greater success.
- Encourages assessment: By understanding how to evaluate and assess different leadership styles, your team leaders will be able to more effectively motivate their teams and provide them with what they need.
Use this chapter to teach your supervisors how to complete the following:
- Outline the different types of leadership philosophies
- Assess, evaluate, and recognize leadership styles
- Differentiate between mentoring and leadership
- Understand the role of team leaders who work with top decision makers
1. Leadership Philosophies: Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about three basic leadership styles, some specific leadership approaches, and the leadership philosophy that is the best for a given situation.
2. How to Assess, Evaluate & Recognize Leadership Style
This lesson identifies strategies that leaders can use to assess, evaluate and recognize strengths and weaknesses in their own unique leadership styles.
3. Leadership vs. Mentoring: Similarities & Differences
After completing this lesson, you'll learn the characteristics that define mentors versus leaders. You'll also learn how you, as a leader, can be both leader and mentor.
4. How Team Leaders Work With Top Decision Makers
Explore how team leaders act as a bridge between top decision makers and their team. We'll also examine what leaders can do to help promote their team's ideas to top decision makers.
5. Practical Application: Leadership Style Self-Assessment
Managing people is never easy, and different leaders approach management in different ways. This self-assessment will help you figure out which leadership style you follow and will guide you to reflect on its strengths and challenges.
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Other chapters within the Team Building Skills for Supervisors course
- Team Types, Characteristics & Roles
- New Teams & Team Members
- Team Goals, Objectives, Charters & Plans
- Coaching Models & Strategies at Work
- Leading Team Meetings
- Team Communication & Delegation
- Team Motivation & Rewards
- Team Conflict & Problem Solving
- Team Absenteeism & Discipline
- Team Assessment & Improvement