One area I need to develop is an appreciation of the benefits to be gained from being able to switch from one management style to another depending upon the situation

One area I need to develop is an appreciation of the benefits to be gained from being able to switch from one management style to another depending upon the situation. A directing approach if applied too frequently can be demotivating in that staff may feel that they are unable to be left alone to get on with their work and also that they are also not asked to come up with their own ideas.

My own leadership behaviour could be enhanced if where the situation merited it I took a more consultative or coaching approach to try to draw ideas out of the team and make them feel as if they are making a positive contribution. I would like to reach the point where I am applying a participative or supporting approach more. The biggest shift that I need to make is away from a mindset which says “no-one can do the job as well as I can” and micro managing people.