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Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders

In his book, The New Leaders, Daniel Goleman and his co-authors set out 6 leadership styles for team leaders.

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 4.3.3
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 3: Team Leadership

Other videos in this section include:
– Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages https://youtu.be/qtwMA6EQRKo
– Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage https://youtu.be/_YEKWXbmMp8
– John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership https://youtu.be/uVmjr1Jp4YA
– LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities https://youtu.be/PERd_fnUalQ
– Four Quadrants of Team Leadership https://youtu.be/kvEWWST-oh8
– Team Leadership Continuum https://youtu.be/-OL_p2Cx3Jc
– Handling Team Problems https://youtu.be/-Zfy3Ef8P_0

The New Leaders (2002) Daniel Goleman with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee.
You can get it here: https://geni.us/5ziIw

Six Team Leadership Styles

And authoritative and inspiring style that moves people towards a positive goal or vision.
‘Come with me’
• Serves: need for purpose
• Useful when: team needs inspiring with a new direction or new start
• Impact on team mood: positive
• Requires: self-confidence and empathy

Primary role is developing people to perform well now, and meet the needs of the future. Can develop individuals, teams, or both.
‘Try this’
• Serves: organizational goals
• Useful when: you need to enhance capabilities above all else – can be short, medium, or long-term
• Impact on team mood: highly positive
• Requires: insight, empathy, self-awareness

Creates team harmony, relationship, and bonds, for solid teamwork.
‘People first’
• Serves: need for connections and a place
• Useful when: team-building or repairing relationships and trust within team
• Impact on team mood: positive
• Requires: empathy, communication skills, courage, openness

Forges consensus through participation. Takes all input and treats everyone equally.
‘What do you think?’
• Serves: Need for participation and equity
• Useful when: You need ideas or you need everyone’s commitment
• Impact on team mood: Positive
• Requires: collaboration, communication, climate of total respect

Sets high standards for performance – often through setting an example..
‘Do as I do… Now’
• Serves: need for achievement
• Useful when: there are tough goals and results matter
• Impact on team mood: negative unless executed extremely well
• Requires: drive, conscientiousness, empathy, initiative

Gives clear direction and demands immediate compliance..
‘Do as I tell you’
• Serves: need for direction, confidence, certainty
• Useful when: there is a crisis, or urgent need for specific action
• Impact on team mood: negative unless executed extremely well
• Requires: confidence, self-control

1. Consider the way you leader your team. Which of these 6 team leadership styles do you tend to use? And which do you not use much? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. How appropriate do you consider your balance of Goleman’s 6 leadership styles to be? What changes could you make for the better? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. Make those changes and monitor your performance and the outcomes your choices have on your team’s performance for two weeks. Reflect on what you learn and what your next priorities are. (3 MC CPD Points)

Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

Managers need a basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
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Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 2 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 9 MC CPD points

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Managing & Leading Remote Teams [Compilation]
Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Developing People in Your Remote Team
Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
Creating Trust in Remote Teams
Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
Tips for Cross-Cultural Working: 10 + 1 Bonus
Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Differences: 10 of the Biggest
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness: The Stages
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Teams
How to Support Your Team for Learning: 7 Things
Supporting Your Team through Conflict: 3+1 Roles to Play
How to Support Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
Supporting Your Team through Team Stress: 4 Steps
Supporting Your Team Under Pressure: Return to High-Performance
Team Leadership: Handling Team Problems
Team Leadership Continuum [Tannenbaum & Schmidt]
Four Quadrants of Team Leadership
LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities
Team Leadership: John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership
Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage
Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages
Teamwork: Your Team Working Problems Solved
Teamwork: Problem Solving with Your Team
Teamwork: Team Celebrations
Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
Teamwork: Elements of Effective Team Meetings
Teamwork: Your Team’s Skills and Expertise
Teamwork: Facilitating Effective Team Working
Teamwork: Protecting Your Team
Teamwork: Providing for Your Team
Teamwork: Essentials of Working as a Team
Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development
The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model
Cog’s Ladder of Group Experiences – Team Development
John Whitmore’s Team Development Model
Team Building Events: Why, What, and How?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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