On the surface, it may seem like you have two very different types of leadership. But there is much more to the difference between qualitative and quantitative leadership than meets the eye. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the two types of leadership and what the implications are for you as a manager and your employees.
For most managers, qualitative leadership sounds like something that should be avoided at all costs. The idea that some people can’t handle criticism is one of the oldest myths in management. In fact, it is just one of the many myths about leadership that managers need to shake off if they expect to succeed at being leaders. Not every manager is capable of leading by “not responding” to criticism or “turning their backs on their team.”
In order to be effective in your leadership, a manager must have both qualitative and quantitative leadership. While a manager should be able to communicate his or her direction clearly, he or she will need to have more than that if he or she is going to lead effectively. Those who are unable to effectively communicate their directions will never be effective leaders.
But in order to take advantage of both qualitative and quantitative leadership, you will also need to be able to motivate and communicate your direction clearly to your team. It is true that without both kinds of leadership, your team will not have a clear direction. But even if you do not have this kind of communication, you still need to be able to motivate your team.
When you are creating a plan for your leadership style, ask yourself if you can understand the message that you are trying to communicate with the team. The truth is that many managers are not clear about the direction that they want to take and end up leading without really knowing what they are doing. This creates confusion and uncertainty that just do not work well in a competitive environment.
You will find that when you don’t know how to connect with your team members, you will be less effective at motivating them. But it is also true that when you know how to communicate to your team, then you will be able to motivate them better and have a better chance of success. This can mean that you will be able to achieve more with less people working together and achieving more as a result.
When you begin using both styles of leadership, you will also need to remember that there is always more than one approach that can be taken when attempting to deliver your message. Your primary objective should be to develop a clear communication with your team. Then you will need to use a variety of strategies in order to help your team achieve their goals.
If you truly want to be successful as a leader, then you will have to break down your emotional ties with your team and instead recognize that there are different ways of communicating your direction and that different people will respond differently to different messages. This is the first step to doing your best.