Leadership That Gets Results

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To begin with I would like to say that for the last century the science of management visibly evolved and got numerous of aspects. Undoubtedly the question of leadership has always remained as of the most importance. In my message I’m going to speak about leadership styles and try to answer the main question, which all leaders and managers are facing: which style is the most efficient and reasonable. I have analyzed the article by Daniel Goleman which is entitled “Leadership that gets results” and in my speaking I would mostly base on it. Let me start with the few words about the research, which was held by the author. Firstly, it offers a fine-grained understanding of how different leadership styles affect performance and results. Secondly, it provides managers with clear guidance on when they should switch between them. The researchers have analyzed many companies and numerous cases connected with problem of choosing the leadership style and so, I would like to tell you the main thrust of research and its findings. There were distinguished six leadership styles, each springing from different components of emotional intelligence. The terms of emotional intelligence and leadership style are integrally linked, so I would like, firstly, to focus on its definition. Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage ourselves and our relationships effectively. It consists of four fundamental capabilities: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social skill. These capabilities and traits, which they include, are the part of this or that leadership style. Now, I would like to concentrate on the central part of my presentation – leadership styles. At the slide you can see the list of them. So I will tell you some piece of useful and key information about each of them. First comes the coercive style. It is characterized as inflexible style, which doesn’t imply any rewards or favorable communications. Employees usually feel...
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