Managers often ask me: what's the best leadership style?

My answer: apart from being authentic , it depends...

When working with leaders, I often use Paul Hersey's classic, but still very powerful  "Situational Leadership" approach:

  • What does the situation require?
  • and how ready are your followers?

Below is a more recent perspective by the father of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman.

Oh, and he says:  "I encourage leaders to work with a coach to digest such feedback and develop a plan for strengthening your EI muscles in a variety of different situations."  ;-)