The Different Types of Management Styles

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The Different Types of Management Styles by Brick Jackson

There are several different types of management styles when it comes to managing in the workplace and choosing the right type of style to lead with could have a big impact in terms of how your staff produces for you. But knowing the four different leadership styles in management does not mean that you can simply pick one and then that is going to work because you are then in essence trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. In most cases, the traits of the staff that you are managing will help to define the management styles you will use, something blending a combination of the different categories.
Here is a look at the four different types of management styles and the
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She doesn’t like subordinates making any decisions, no matter how small or innocuous, without first consulting his opinion. Control Freaks will also tend to hoard information. They may assign you to work on a task, but then not tell you everything you need to know to complete the task. You could spend hours working on the task only to find out that half the information you needed was sitting on your boss’ desk and that he already knew it.
Things a Control Freak would never dream of doing: * Running into you in the hall and not asking about the status of a project * Let you enjoy your lunch in peace without interrupting to get the latest update on what you are working on * Allowing you to make a decision without being involved * Coaching you on handling a problem independently * Delegating responsibility
How to get along with a Control Freak: Control Freaks need constant information. The best way to deal with a Control Freak is to status report them to death.This can be a time-consuming pain, but continuously keeping him in the loop is one of the surest ways to keep him off your back. For example, if you are working on a presentation for a Control Freak and you decide to change the background color to better match your corporate color scheme, send him an e-mail just to let him know before sending him the updated presentation. Another way to keep yourself sane while working with a Control Freak is to ask lots


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