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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Affiliative leadership style

The affiliate leadership style is renowned for building teams for putting employees first.

Affiliative leadership style

Employees can expect a great deal of praise and feedback and there is normally a good sense of interconnection with the team. Following are the pros and cons:

  • Pros: This style is most effective when there are situations of low morale and poor teamwork. Using this method will, in the longer term, create good team bonding and heightened team performance.
  • Cons: Poor performance will go by without feedback as the leader may feel that conflict will upset the balance.

In this style of leadership, ...

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