Leadership Styles : A Good Leader

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To be a leader, you need a style. Not fancy clothes, a slick haircut, or a fast car, instead, a true leader’s style comes from within the individual. In individual’s style is something you are born with, something that is nurtured over time, something that is developed. True leadership is a process where an elected or appointed person is able to influence groups of people to achieve a common objective (Northouse, 2013). While some leaders find great success in leading a team towards a common goal, others are not quite as fortunate. Whether this is due to the person in the leadership position, their particular style of leadership, or insufficient resources to complete the job, all leadership styles can be directly tied to team development. With more definitions of leadership than one can begin to count, the debate to which style creates the most successful leader is and will always be an ongoing conversation. For purposes of this paper, the sole focus will be on the situational approach to leadership and, more specifically, how the supportive behaviors produce the best atmosphere for team development. To define the situation theory of leadership, and how this style of leadership can strengthen team development, take a few moments to consider the very definition of how the situational theory creates effective leaders. As previously mentioned, leadership is a trait or characteristic that, if nurtured, can build teams, accomplish goals, and change outcomes. Leadership in

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