Which Management Style Is Best?
If you search for project management leadership styles on the Internet, almost every expert agrees that no management style is able to fit all projects. Unfortunately, managers who are unable to be flexible, trustworthy, open, and inspiring may have a combination of the varying traits of management styles with no clear definition to guide a team.
An effective manager realizes the need for change in styles and adapts the correct style to the team or project goal. Manager that fall claim to many complaints to upper management from team members should reevaluate their manager goals and consider further project management certifications to help improve their careers.
If you’re a manager lacking any project management leadership style, seek help from a mentor, enroll in management seminars, and work on gaining respect with team members, stakeholders, and upper management. Also, be sure to check out Bright Hub's other detailed articles on leadership styles.
While no project management leadership style may be the best style, each should be considered when tackling projects. As Daniel Goleman pointed out, a manager should consider the project and then select an effective style, or “choose the correct club for the shot,” to bring projects to successful completions.