I’ve always been interested in leadership styles and over the years have held a variety of managment/leaderhip positions in different organisations. Along with this, I’ve come across quite a variety of managers with a range of styles (using the word loosely), and amongst it all found some leaders that I continue to reflect back on my time with and find inspiration from.
Goleman gives descriptions of six leadership styles – positives, negatives and the impact they have on working environments.
I haven’t started this part of the first assignment yet, but the task requires me to explain how a T/L would work with two different leadership styles. I’m really looking forward to reflecting on some of the leaders I have worked with and imagining them in my current school and how I would manage my interactions with them as I advocate for the Library Collection, the role of the T/L in the school, and ultimately the extension of opportunities for our students.
Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R. E., & McKee, A. (2002). Primal leadership: realizing the power of emotional intelligence. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.