Types of Leader

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best was possible.

Charismatic and Visionary Leadership

“A fire that ignites followers”

These leaders tend to go beyond to do well for their organisation. They have an amazing ability to motivate and get the most out of staff which makes an organisation more efficient. As well as this they make a stand for the company, which followers will also do, showing their dedication.

To help motivate staff Charismatic leaders tend to get the complete trust of their employees by showing respect and trust for them. This involves delegating important tasks which make the employees feel they are really needed. All of this makes an ideal culture, which many charismatic leaders aim for as they believe in looking towards the future, creating a vision of an organisation.

However, as they have such a strong vision to make an organisation perfect, it can often lead to being too ‘perfect’ and doing the complete opposite, because instead of focusing on keeping the company afloat, they are concentrating on making their ideal world. A good example of a charismatic leader like this is Adolf Hitler, Martin Luther King Jr. and Osama bin Laden. (Not that I want to compare Luther King with the other too)

Transformational Leaders

These leaders are similar to the charismatic leaders, but on-top of that they are able to bring innovation to an organisation. This is done by looking employees concerns and needs, by doing this they could see how to further reach their subordinates and improve motivation to a whole new level. By providing these innovations it gives employees time to believe in themselves. Change is very quickly inputted with this type of leader as they have a great ability to plan, make strategies and motivate staff to carry these out.

Servant Leadership

This type of leadership is so that subordinates reach their goals and targets. These leaders are there to help the employees, share the wealth, knowledge and ideas to try and make an organisation which everyone is a part of. As well as this servant leaders help to see outside of the organisation, to see outside of the box and show that the organisation isn’t everything.

These leaders tend to pop up in the non-profit world as they have more room o lead how they want to, when in profit organisations their will be more pressure to compete without pleasing everyone.

Moral Leadership

Moral leadership looks at the rights and wrongs of leadership and make a moral decision to what is the best way to act, mainly in a good and decent behaviour, instead of just doing what ever is right to make more money. This type of leader needs to have a lot of courage to choose what the best decision is.


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