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Our professionals at Delta Driver are dedicated to continually improving middle market businesses. One of the areas in which we examine and improve upon is leadership assessment because it’s important to help your organization promote its core beliefs. One of the goals of our food consultants is to to help your leaders set the tone for the entire organization. One of the discoveries that we have made with effective leaders is that they have different qualities. Today, we would like to discuss the different leadership styles we’ve witnessed. Most leaders use more than one quality when working with their teams, so see which styles might resonate with you:

Charismatic

An example of a charismatic leader would be Oprah Winfrey, who runs a successful television network. With over 14 million Twitter followers, Oprah is a household name, and often donates her time and money to causes that she believes in.

Characteristics:

A charismatic leader uses the power of her energetic personality to influence others. Her energetic personality inspires passion in others, spurring them to move forward with their projects. Some charismatic leaders may seem to believe more in themselves than they do in the team.

When This Is Effective:

Charismatic leaders are great for boosting team morale by motivating them to take positive steps toward action. This style can also be used to help spread the position of an organization in the marketplace.

Impact of Charismatic Leaders:

If the leader leaves, her team runs the risk of floundering because they might perceive their success as being directly tied to her.

Innovative

The most famous example of an innovative leader is the founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson. Launching his first business at the ripe age of sixteen, Branson’s Virgin Group includes over 400 companies, ranging from music companies to airlines. In an interview with Dan Schawbel, Branson revealed one of his favorite philosophies: “Don’t sweat it. Rules were meant to be broken.”

Characteristics:

An innovative leader takes a broader look at the overall situation and goes beyond the course of action that most leader would normally take. Innovative leaders are unafraid of taking risks and are able to identify the processes that are working and not working. By encouraging their team members to think outside of the box, they are able to bring new ideas to the table.

When Innovative Leaders Are Effective:

When there are habitual issues within the workplace that just don’t seem to go away, innovative leaders can find a way to break out of a rut. This leadership style is effective in encouraging creative problem solving within the workplace as well as for developing new products and services.

Impact of Innovative Leaders:

Innovative leaders encourage risk-taking and even when team members experience setbacks, their progress will not be impeded. This type of leadership also encourages respect for others’ ideas, which promotes job satisfaction.

These are just two leadership qualities, and we will continue to explore other qualities of leaders as well. If you are interested in our food consulting services, contact Delta Driver today for more information.