Last week's blog we discussed certain qualities needed to be a good leader. While these qualities are important your style of leadership will dictate whether you go from a good leader to an effective leader. 1.Choosing a style of leadership will be determined by the nature of the initiative and it's overall priority within the HBA. For this article, I will refer to committees, task forces and working groups as initiatives.
- Autocratic: This leader is take charge, always in control. He or she will have a strong tendency to micro-manage or completely "run the show."
- Participative: This leader delegates, keeping the whole group engaged. Will set a plan, with a matrix, and let's those chosen with certain roles free to carry out their portion of the overall plan. The participative leader will clear roadblocks so others can remain focused and will give guidance if asked and will support a decision if it is consistent with the goals and desired outcome of the initiative.
- Free-reign: This leader is hands off and let's the group dictate what the needs and actions should be for the entire initiative.