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When this style of leadership is appropriate

Coercive

In a crisis, to kick-start a turnaround, or with problem employees

Authoritative

When change requires a new vision, or when a clear direction is needed

Affiliative

To heal rifts in a team or to motivate during stressful times

Democratic

To build buy-in or consensus, or to get valuable input from employees

Pacesetting

To get quick results from a highly motivated and competent team

Coaching

To help an employee improve performance or develop long-term strengths