This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Thriving in Change (9780132354622) by William S. Kane. Available in print and digital formats.
A manager’s guide to getting the right information, giving the right feedback, and pushing the right buttons.
Today, research suggests that there are four distinct leadership styles, determined by situational considerations and your assessment of your team members’ psychological maturity (their self-confidence, ability, and steadiness to accept the job) and their job maturity (their relevant skills and technical knowledge). These styles include telling, selling, participating, and delegating.