Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 11, 2019
Duration
1h 45m
Description

This course will draw upon lots of examples to illustrate how to apply different leadership styles. As a leader, you will need to be able to adapt your leadership style to suit any circumstance. In this course, Understanding and Applying Leadership Styles, you will look at the central leadership styles and tools you need to lead a team effectively, as well as other leadership skills to put in your toolbox. First, you will learn about the primary leadership styles, such as servant leader, transactional, autocratic, democratic, and more. Next, you will discover how to apply the leadership moral compass and the concept of responsibility and accountability. Finally, you will understand how to deal with the positive and negative traits of individuals. When you are finished with this course, you will be in a position to assess how you lead your teams. This course is suitable for both experienced leaders and new or aspiring leaders.

About the author
About the author

Stephen Haunts is an experienced Software Developer and Leader who has worked across multiple business domains including Computer Games, Finance, and Healthcare Retail and Distribution. Stephen has worked in languages ranging from Assembler, various forms of BASIC, to C and C++, and then finding his love of C# and .NET.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Stephen Haunts and welcome to my course, Understanding and Applying Leadership Styles. Leading a team can be challenging and every day can be completely different. As a leader you'll need to be able to adapt your leadership style to suit any circumstance. In this course we'll look at the central leadership styles and tools you need to lead a team effectively, as well as other leadership skills supporting your toolbox. We aim to help you to be able to read a situation that is unfolding in front of you and adapt your style so that you can lead your team to success. In this course we'll first explore the importance of being able to adapt leadership styles, and then talk about the differences between management and leadership. We'll then look at the central leadership styles that you can adopt by exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Next we'll look at what I like to call the leadership moral compass, and much like a traditional moral compass it's designed to help steer you in the right direction to lead your team to success. Then we'll look at some of the complimentary leadership skills that go along with our different leadership styles. These additional skills along with the leadership styles form a robust set of tools in your leadership toolbox. We'll then look at examples to apply these leadership styles and tools in different situations. We'll first look at individual positive and negative traits of individuals on a team, and how to adapt your leadership style to deal with them. Then we'll look at some more extensive team-based examples and how you might adjust your leading style in these situations. It is not my intention to provide a cookbook for the correct solutions for each of these situations, as different company and country cultures might mean you'd react differently. They're meant to provide you with the leadership tools and allow you to think through some of the introspection exercises so that you can think about how you'd handle these individual situations. This course is aimed at both experienced, new, or aspiring leaders alike. As I hope you lead your teams with intentionality to a positive business outcome. I hope you will join me, Stephen Haunts, on this journey to learn about leadership with my course, Understanding and Applying Leadership Styles here at Pluralsight.