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The Leadership Style Matrix

By the Mind Tools Content Team

When you start to manage new people, how do you know which leadership style you should use?

There are a number of things that determine this. For example, does the work have scope for creativity, or does it need to be completed in a specific way?

Would close management be best, or should you encourage your people to work independently and deliver a finished product?

Different people and different types of projects need different leadership styles. But how do you know which approach is best for each project, person, or situation?

In this article, we’ll look at the Leadership Style Matrix, a model that helps you decide. Continue reading