In today's Chiropractic principles session we explored the different types of leadership styles and how they translate and can be demonstrated in a chiropractic clinic setting. For this, of course we presented short skits, and had other members of the class guess which leadership style was being executed.
The styles included: Democratic, Transformational, Servant, Transactional and Autocratic. Each style was obviously different and easy to recognize from the skits, and ill sum it all up here quickly.
Democratic: This leader is empowering and promotes creative thinking where everyones ideas are welcomed. There could communication failures here however.
Transformational: This leadership style is very inclusive and inspirational. The leader is part of a team, where every member is important and working for a common goal.
Serve: A leader who serve is very passive and wants nothing more than cooperation.
Transactional: The leader here, rewards members either positively or negatively based on reward or punishment. The leader is very much a supervisor, and seeks compliance.
Autocratic: The leader is at the core of every decides and comes off too assertive as they do what they want. This style accounts for quick decision making, and individual control.