The choice of a leadership style is generally utilised should not just meet the needs of the situation in which it is being employed

The choice of a leadership style is generally utilised should not just meet the needs of the situation in which it is being employed, but also take into consideration the individuals concerned, a leader should understand that there are both positive and negative effects to consider. As well as deciding which style is appropriate for the situation, the leader should also be aware of the possible unintended consequences in relation to the team if the styles is inappropriate for the situation and for the people involved.
The style of authoritative style where a leader makes all the decisions and tell the team what to do can be appropriate in time pressured risks to sensitive situations, particularly where the team are not well trained or do not understand the situation.
If the leadership is applied properly then it will positive promote speed of action, clarity of purpose and removal of doubt as to what is required of the team and individuals. If the authoritative style if not applied appropriately some possible negatives foe the workplace and individuals could become de-motivated, loss of confidence, low morale and feeling undervalued, and creating a team that relies on the leader and which does not think or actively participate.
The persuasive style of leadership involves an element of salesmanship type direction. The leader decides and then sell’s the decision and objective to the workplace by explaining reasons for the decision. By doing this then the manager may achieve positive such as being seen by the team to recognise their importance, thus showing concern for them and gaining a buy in from the team. This can also give the workplace and sense of belonging rather than just a number.