Adapting your style
Your natural style is not the be all and end all of your leadership style. Rather it is a temperature reading of how you are most likely to deal with a given situation. This does not mean it is always the best way to deal with a situation though. Developing awareness of your natural style allows you to understand when that style is helpful and unhelpful. Sometimes it can feel very uncomfortable taking a different approach but effective leadership depends upon it.
When to use each style:
Support others development
Increases social confidence
Help others develop personal and professional strategies,
Increases staff engagement Improve individual performance
Develop others strengths.
Empower others and builds trust
Improves efficiency and productivity
Gives others the ability to learn and develop new skills.
Reduced impact of mistakes,
Encourage short term productivity
Make decisions quickly.