The main leadership styles include:
- Autocratic leadership
- Bureaucratic leadership
- Charismatic leadership
- Democratic/participative leadership
- Laissez-faire leadership
- Task-oriented leadership
- People/relations-oriented leadership.
- Servant leadership.
- Transformational leadership
By learning about the pros and cons of each style, you can adapt your approach to your situation.
View the Top Ten Leadership Qualities to find out more about and views shared by the most successful leaders.
Leadership Qualities Framework
The NHS Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is the preferred framework of the NHS Leadership Centre and sets the standard for senior leaders in all disciplines in the NHS. The Leadership Qualities Diagram sets out fifteen qualities possessed by effective leaders arranged in three groupings.
Personal Qualities – Self belief, Self Awareness, Self Management, Drive for Improvement, Personal Integrity
Setting Direction – Seizing the Future, Intellectual Flexibility, Broad Scanning, Political Astuteness, Drive for Results
Delivering the Service – Leading Change Through People, Holding to Account, Empowering Others, Effective and Strategic Influencing, Collaborative Working
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