There are many highly effective leadership styles. Every leadership style has a time and a place. The laissez-faire leader, for example, is one who recognizes that people have the ability to take the work and just run with it.
They are not micromanagers. A laissez-faire leader recognizes that that is the optimum style for people who know what they’re doing. Now I know that this sounds very obvious. The truth is that there are some people who do need more guidance. They do need a more hands-on type of leader because they are still learning their position. They are learning their role. They are still learning the tasks associated with their job.
So a laissez-faire style leader is one who really understands that people are already well-equipped to do their job and they don’t need a lot of interference or interjection from their manager in terms of what they’re doing and how they’re doing it.
This article is a transcript from Michelle Ray’s Leadership Secrets at YouTube YouTube.
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