Leadership Style Of A New Company

1314 Words Nov 11th, 2014 6 Pages
When a new executive or manager takes charge of an existing company it is common for them to inherit a business that is established but encountering lack luster performance because of the lack of leadership or the wrong style of leadership. The leader is the most significant role within an organization that drives the success or failure of the company. Their own particular leadership style may produce positive results or hamper productivity. No two leaders are alike and no two employees are exactly the same. Any new leader, who is inheriting a diverse workforce, must be flexible enough to tailor their leadership style to the task they are trying to achieve or the personnel they are leading. Sometimes it takes a solid blending of adapting their style to both the task and their workers. Adjusting style is only one part of effectively leading a team. Bosses must also be able to supportively influence each individual to ensure they reach high commitment and performance. The foundation for leadership flexibility is their ability to understand and appropriately utilize situational leadership theories.
Situational leadership is not a new concept. Parents are the head of their household and overtime, they become skilled at acclimatizing their style of parenting to the maturity level, knowledge and potential of each child. Similarly, supervisors must adjust their leadership style based on the commitment level and knowledge base of their workers, the variables within a…
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