Team members are more likely to unconvinced personal schedules and perform extra duties as long as the leader is willing to make contribution and sacrifices for the team as well.
Studies have shown that participative leadership is one of the more productive leadership styles (Wagner, 1939). Participative style of leadership offers guidance to group members, but also allows the leader to participate. Although, the leader will participate, the final say over the decision will come from the leader. This style allows the team to be more motivated and creative about the task. The team members are less likely to have conflict and have a closer working relationship with the team. The disadvantage of this style is that productivity can be held up by the expertise of the group, but the contributions will be of a higher quality.
The best leaders are consistent in the balance of task and team orientated situation (Pfeiffer, Jones, 1974). Being too task-oriented can permit the leader to be overly independent in decision making with little to no input from the team. This style is often viewed as bossy and controlling. Leaders who are too people-oriented tend to be overly laissez-faire. This style can lead to the team members having poorly defined roles in the group. The laissez-faire method could work if the group members were highly qualified in an area of expertise and knew the role and responsibility of the job. The better leader would be one who could find a balance or midpoint in both people and task orientated situation.
Charismatic personalities always bring a brighter view to a dull situation. Charismatic leaders are perceived to having heroic or extraordinary leadership abilities (Belohlav, 1985). Self-confidence and strong beliefs are what attract followers to this personality type. Charismatic personalities along with trustworthiness equal to an awesom View More »