Daniel Goleman’s 6 Distinct Emotional Leadership Styles – A Close Look at Each

Daniel Goleman’s 6 Distinct Emotional Leadership Styles – A Close Look at Each

Introduction

The defining aspect of a leader is ‘how’ he completes a task. Leaders through their own inherent ways would impact the functioning of an entire organization. In addition to analytical processes, a leader should be equally adept in establishing interpersonal relationship. Interpersonal relationship is purely emotional and does not involve any quantitative parameters. For a leader, it is crucial to lay great stress on emotional quotient as that is the controlling factor of a member involvement and productivity. In this article, we will explore six different emotional leadership styles propounded by Daniel Goleman.

About Goleman’s 6 Different Emotional Leadership Styles

Daniel Goleman together with Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis has classified leadership into six styles:

  1. Commanding leader
  2. Affiliative leader
  3. Pace-setting leader
  4. Democratic leader
  5. Visionary leader
  6. Coaching leader

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