Six Management Styles You Need to Lead Effectively

Access this video now and find out how every manager on your team can use situational leadership to improve employee performance. You’ll learn:

  • Why “one-trick-pony” managers have limited value to the organization
  • How to correctly deploy the right style depending on the situation
  • Why the wrong style at the wrong time can devastate employee morale and productivity

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Here’s how it works: Request this video on management styles now and we’ll email you a user name and password that gives you instant access to the Leadership & Management Rapid Learning Center. There you’ll find the“Six Managerial Styles” training video and a collection of other training resources for managers and supervisors. You’ll have unlimited trial access to this powerful library of e-learning modules, reports and fast-read articles.

More information for those who love the details …

Do you have “One-Trick-Pony” managers?

A one-trick pony is a manager who tends to use one management style to handle most situations. Did your managers early in their careers get used to that one style because it worked for them? Do they now fall back on it all the time, even when it’s ineffective?

For your managers, relying on one “comfortable” managerial style limits them. This is best summed up with the expression, “What got you here won’t get you there.” Sooner or later One-Trick Pony managers start wondering, “I keep getting passed over for promotion. Why aren’t I advancing?”

Access this management training video and discover how your managers can achieve better bottom-line results and employee performance by using the management style that’s best for the situation they’re facing.

Some facts about management styles:

  1. People are extremely complex.
  2. Managing people is equally complex. How could it not be?
  3. There’s no way one management style could work in all situations
  4. The higher you climb on the management ladder, the more complex it gets

One key reason people get stuck is that they lack flexibility. They haven’t acquired the tools to handle the complexity, ambiguity and unpredictability of a high-level management role.

The six management styles your managers will need to use.

The Command-and-Control Style

Think drill sergeant. This style is basically, “I know how to do this and you don’t. So just do exactly what I tell you.”

The Relating Style

Great managers build rapport among employees, getting them to bond with each other by encouraging teamwork and focusing people on common goals. They also build rapport with their direct reports, in large part by relating to people, being sociable and likable. When bosses learn the names of their employees’ children and ask about them periodically, they’re using the Relating Style.

The Democratic Style

This is the style managers use to build consensus and gain buy-in. It’s also an effective style for making employees feel you value their knowledge and are open to their ideas.

Access “Six Management Styles You Need to Lead Effectively” and help your team leaders get more from their people.

The Goal-Setting Style

The Goal-Setting Style is about communicating vision and goals. It’s about saying, “We need to enter two new markets this year,” or “We need to cut our product defect rate by 50%,” and I want YOU to figure out how. That last thought is essential. Great leaders don’t do it all themselves. They empower their people to tackle challenges and solve problems, and give them full credit for their victories.

Hands-On Style

The Hands-on style is appropriate when managers need to intervene and just get it done. That’s why the “Hands-On” style is the twin sister of Command and Control. When overused, it dis-empowers employees and destroys morale.

The Coaching Style

Coaching is about formal and informal mentoring. Great coaches ask questions that help people find their own answers. Great coaches offer advice and direction. And they follow up to ensure people are succeeding. Coaching is about the long-term development of people.

What’s the payoff for managers who can master these styles?

They’ll earn the respect of their subordinates, they’ll be perceived by top management as highly promotable, they’ll become versatile leaders who can handle complex management challenges and, finally, they’ll achieve top performance from their people.

Access this training video on The Six Management Styles You Need to Lead Effectively as part of a free trial to the Leadership & Management and Human Resources Rapid Learning Centers. Make sure your managers know how to change their managerial style in order to improve both employee performance and their promotion chances.


Steve Meyer
Stephen Meyer
CEO, Rapid Learning Institute


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