InsightsMoreQuizPersonality Test – What’s your management style?Collaborative, Authoritative or Mentoring? Or maybe a mix of everythingBy Paul Writer - July 16, 2020 [COPY] What's your management style?Firm leader or creative collaborator? Do you lead from the front - or are you someone who gently guides your team to achieve your objectives?Take our quiz to learn more about your managerial approach.CollaborativeYou have a more democratic style of leadership - where you make it a point of soliciting feedback from each member of your team. After all, you know that if every team member feels valued - you’re far more likely to get the best out of them to accomplish your team’s goals. The good news is that this collaborative style of management can be powerful at building a sense of teamwork and buy-in for any big decisions. However, you should take extra steps to ensure that collaboration doesn’t slow your team down. Sometimes as a manager, you need to be decisive - and with deadlines looming, make the quick and occasionally unpopular decision. But as a collaborative manager, your team should be okay with this - they’ll know that their opinions matter, and that you will reach out to them as circumstances allow.AuthoritarianNow at first glance, you might think the word authoritative has a bit of a negative connotation. But we disagree - there’s always a place in teams for calm, firm leadership to keep things on track. Sure, collaboration and cooperation all have their place - but carried too far, teams can be at risk of losing their way. In this increasingly fast-paced world, managers that embrace these traits can prove incapable of making the quick decisions required to succeed. A word of caution however - it can be tempting to adopt a ‘I know best’ attitude, and try and make ALL the decisions. Continuous micromanagement can demotivate high performers, especially in the creative and high tech industries. We recommend a ‘less is more’ approach - where you save your authoritarian moments for the most critical or time-sensitive situations. Your teams will stay flexible, happy, while on track towards their objectives. MentoringYou’re the type of manager who’s a born coach. Your team members are important to you on a personal level, and you excel at encouraging all of your reports to grow, strive, and improve.Mentoring works best with small teams - as it requires a level of 1:1 attention that can prove difficult to scale up into larger organizations. If you have more than 7-8 direct reports, we recommend you adopt a different style to suit your bigger team.One thing to watch out for - coaching only works where you have noticeably more skills and experience than your team. Certain personality types also can be resistant to the mentoring approach - so you might need to adjust your approach based on who are on your team. You'll be leading the quarterly company meeting. You plan on:When you were in school, you:After a group discussion, you have final say over the decision. What is your next step?A good day at work would consist of:How would you describe your managerial approach?A big project has come up - how do you get your team on board?What’s the best way to motivate your team to success?What’s your biggest weakness as a manager?Share now on Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Personality Test – What’s your management style? Do you know your Marketing Models? Retail Therapy Quiz Tellywood: Advertising Meets Cinema Check In, Check Out – A Hotel Brand Quiz Advertising and Media in India India’s Home-grown Sodas (and other soft drinks) – Quiz Vocal for Local Quiz Brand Quiz: Indian Companies Launched Before Independence Recession Brand History Quiz Pop Quiz: 5 Growth Facts Everyone Should Know How Well You Know Your Polymath? Sports & Endorsements – Desi Brand Quiz Made in India – Desi Brand Quiz Desi Ads at Cannes – Quiz It’s All In The Name – Brand Quiz Celebrity Endorsements Quiz – International Edition Throwback Thursday Quiz The Great Desi Brand Quiz 2 The Great Desi Brand Quiz Women’s Day Marketing Quiz CX Quiz For Pros: Test Your Customer Experience Knowledge Here! Why Did The Marketer Change His Religion? Why Did The Marketer Hire An Ophthalmologist?