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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Visionary leadership style

The visionary leadership style, as seen in the following image, is also known as the authoritative style.

Visionary leadership style

Here, the leader establishes him/herself as being the expert in the company and knows how to inspire and mobilize the team towards a common vision. This is a visionary who sees the way forward, leading the company to success. Following are the pros and cons:

  • Pros: Moves people towards a common vision
  • Cons: May lack the ability to help the team members understand how to achieve the vision

This style is particularly effective in times when a new direction is needed. However, use it ...

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