Describe Four Different Leadership Styles And Their Use In The Uniformed Public Services

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Task orientated This type of leadership is when there key objective is just getting the task done. The task is more important than working as a team. The leader would organise the task, give everyone their jobs and what they are supposed to be doing and then monitor and make sure everyone is one task and not distracted from it. The leader does not really care about their teams' feelings and just solely wants the job to get done. This leadership style could be used in by a paramedic. An example of this being put into action would be if an emergency call got put into place, on the way to the emergency, the leader might briefly explain what has happened, and what the emergency is, and what needs to be done and then when they get to the emergency, everyone just gets on with what they are supposed to be doing to complete the task as quickly and successfully as possible. Bureaucratic This type of leadership is when everything is done precisely and 'by the book', for example they have a set or rules and regulations that they abide to and they try hard not to stray from this set of rules. This is seen to be a more classic approach to leadership. Bureaucratic leadership could be used if the leader is unsure on what they should be doing, and by following a guidebook…show more content…
I will include examples of public service situations when each style may be used. I will also compare different leadership styles used in the uniformed public services, evaluate the effectiveness and draw conclusions about why this is the case and consider whether the style make the team leader effective or not. There are several different leadership styles, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The public services are constantly changing in response to changes in public expectations, the law and the current political state so the styles of leadership they use change and evolve

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