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UNDERSTAND LEADERSHIP STYLES
1.1 Describe the factors that will influence the choice of leadership styles or behaviours in workplace situations (24 marks)
No two people’s leadership styles are exactly the same. The influence in people’s leaderships styles may depend on their background, life experience, influences etc. some styles of the factors may develop naturally, while others are a product of the leader’s environment. Each leader tends to develop his or hers own individual style. Some leader need to adapt to changing culture.
A leadership style normally depends on the leader’s personality for example if someone is more reserved they may prefer to shy away from direct face to face communication and prefer to communicate through emails, or other forms of written communication. Rather than addressing a group as a whole the reserved leader is probably more comfortable meeting with subordinates on a one to one basis to provide individual direction. Someone who is outgoing and assertive may prefer to have direct communication with someone for example face to face, confrontation and group discussions. The factors will also be influenced by others within the group. One of the group may be generally outgoing or outspoken which may cause others to be more reserved than they normally would. This could have a negative impact on the group as it may stop people speaking out and giving their feedback or