CHAPTER ILeadership Basics


Leadership Styles

Which style do you use? Which ones should you learn?

BY THE TIME you decide you want to start your own business, you’ve already experienced virtually every style of leadership there is. You may not realize it, but you’ve already become one type of leader or another—you have a natural leadership style. The question now is whether the leader you are is the leader you want to be. And also, whether learning to use other leadership styles will pay off for you.

Parents, teachers, older siblings, bosses, police officers, military superiors—we’ve all had them for most of our lives. Some pulled productivity and efficiency out of us by enabling and encouraging us. A few were demanding, and that may have been ...

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