Different Types And Disadvantages Of Leadership In The Workplace

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In these past three weeks, I have learned a lot about being a leader in the workplace as well as on any team or in school. I have learned of the different types of leadership styles and the disadvantages and advantages of each. Also, I was taught about the multiple ways one can be influenced. Lastly, we discussed the responsibilities of managers, POIC, or as I like to remember it “Pray on in Church.” Through these lessons, I am able to become a better leader. In this unit, I learned of three different leadership styles: strategic management, tactical management, and mixed management. In the strategic (“social” as I call it) management style, managers talk to their employees often and want them to be apart of the decision and planning process. The advantage of the strategic management style is that the employees are extremely motivated by the manager’s trust in their abilities. If I was a manager, I would only use the strategic management style if I knew all my employees knew how to do their job in a timely manner. However, if I was an employee, I would not want a strategic manager, because without clear direction, I would not get any work done and probably talk the whole time. In the tactical (I call it “tell me”) management style, managers tell employees exactly what to do and how to do it. The advantage of this style is that decisions are made very quickly…show more content…
This is my favorite type of management style because when the manager tells me what he wants done and how to do it, I don’t have to sit
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