6.4 Summary of Leadership Styles

Course Overview

Just as there are different personality types from person to person, it’s no surprise that there are also different leadership styles from leader to leader. Over the years, those styles have been organized into a myriad of different leadership frameworks to formalize and organize them into some type of more accessible information. From that pool of leadership frameworks, we have selected six to focus on in this course, including examples which span from the 1930s through to the present:

  1. Lewin’s Leadership Styles
  2. Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid
  3. Situational Leadership Theory
  4. Transformational and Transactional Leadership
  5. Emotional Leadership
  6. Mintzberg’s 10 Management Roles


These models can be useful tools to determine various aspects of your personal style of leadership (which may be a patchwork of several of these styles) and to help you develop greater self-awareness about your leadership approach for you to ultimately become a more effective leader.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • Learn about six different models for management and leadership 
  • Understand how to use these models to assess and develop your leadership style as well as that of others. 

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version. 

Summary of Leadership Styles – Printable

Summary of Leadership Styles – Fillable