What kind of leaders do you need in your organisation? What type of leadership style will achieve your desired results? Do you need to focus on supporting and working with people, or getting the job done?
These are questions that you should ask yourself if you want to grow personally and professionally and ensure you are getting results at work.
There has been lots of research about leadership over the years focusing on different styles and theories of leadership. In the 1960’s researchers Robert Blake and Jane Mouton were interested in the effect of leadership behaviour and the effect of whether a leader was either task-centred or person-centred.
They designed the Blake and Mouton’s Managerial Grid which assesses a leader’s style based on two behavioural dimensions:
- Concern for People – This is the degree to which a leader considers the needs of team members and support them.
- Concern for Tasks – This is the degree to which a leader focuses on goals, getting the task done and achieving results.
Blake and Mouton believe that the most effective leaders balance the needs of their team with the need to accomplish a task. Not always easy, but possible!
More recent leadership research confirms that when leaders care and support their team members, they feel more engaged and motivated to get the job done. This leadership style creates a workplace culture based on trust and respect, which leads to productivity and employees achieving their goals.
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