Leadership styles and situational leadership

To manage an organization effectively and efficiently, one needs to consider an appropriate approach to leadership. Fortunately, these leadership styles match with most employee personalities in an organization. There are many leadership styles, and they are as follows.

a).  In autocratic leadership, all critical decisions go through a foremost authority in the organization. Most employees answer to the hierarchy that leads up to the top leader. It is the most popular leadership style and is suitable for organizations where employees perform streamlined functions, and control is more critical to the organization’s success than creativity.

b).  Democratic leadership style; ability to make decisions is spread throughout the departments. Hierarchy is followed but not strictly. This style is based on collective energy, a delegation of duties, and group-level decision-making.

c).  Transformational leadership style; navigates towards improvement by challenging existing thoughts and procedures. It relies on innovation and motivation.

d).  Bureaucratic leadership; based on the explicit chain of command: a highly set of procedures, processes, and structure: an organized, consistent, and focused leadership style.

e).  Laisezz faire the employees are decision-makers and are effective in creating jobs workplace with skilled employees. Monitoring performance and effective communication are critical to the leader’s end.

f).  Transactional leadership focused on group organization. It includes clarifying what is expected of employee performance and allocating rewards.

Situational leadership

This leadership strategy encourages leaders to examine their staff to develop an effective leadership style closely. It emphasizes the modification of leadership skills to suit an organization’s needs rather than focusing on skills.

There are six styles under situational leadership.

a).  Pacesetting leaders are where the leader sets high expectations and standards for self-starter employees. The employees need to be motivated to achieve their goals.

b).  Coach leadership works in developing an individual’s skills; it works best in people who are open to change.

c).  Affiliate leaders here leaders put the employees at the forefront. It Is best used when encouraging morale to build up a team’s confidence.

d).  Coercive leaders assist and guide their subordinates. It is an effective style in leadership mitigation since leaders fully understand the endgame.

e).  Democratic leaders delegate duties and responsibilities to their staff which helps build flexibility and responsibility.

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.