What form of leadership is best for your business
I think there’s often, one idea of what leadership is. So we have this vision of this decisive leader and this very top down leader, and it’s often captured in this idea of the corporate CEO, the powerful executive. But there are many different types of leadership paradigms.
There’s some leadership paradigms that are more fully democratic, so everyone has a say and voice in terms of decision making. There’s other leadership paradigms that are more engaged about trying to find different ways in which you can engage your workforce and bring them along with you.
So I think that for SMEs they need to see what type of leadership paradigm works best for them, but they need to also move beyond thinking that there is only one type of leadership paradigm and recognise that there’s a variety of types of leader you can be and a variety of types of ways in which one can involve themselves as a leader in the organisation.