Leadership Style

Compare and evaluate four very different styles of leadership with this fun team task.

Learning Objectives

  • Types of leadership
  • Different styles available
  • Situational leadership
  • Overseeing a task
  • Motivating a team
  • What makes a good leader
  • Participants

    8-24 (two, three or four teams of 4-6 per team)

  • Timing

    1 hour

  • Uses a computer?

    Not required

This item has been added to your basket
Basket Total:
Proceed to checkout

£199

In stock

Delivery

Delivery charges apply per order (not per item).
Delivery charges do not apply to digital downloads.

  • UK delivery

    (normally next working day)

    £15

  • Europe delivery

    (1-2 working days)

    £29

  • World delivery

    (1-5 working days)

    £39

Returns

We hope you that will be delighted with your purchase from Northgate Training. However, if you are unhappy for any reason, we operate a no-quibble returns policy on unused goods. Products should be returned within 30 days. The product(s) needs to be in perfect condition and in its undamaged, original packaging. We cannot refund or exchange anything that has been used. Return postage, packing insurance and direct costs cannot be refunded. Please keep proof of postage to facilitate claims should goods be lost in transit.

VAT

VAT (Value Added Tax) applies only to UK orders (and EU customers where a valid VAT number is not supplied). The VAT will show in the cart summary and will be cancelled where applicable during the secure checkout process.

For EU customers, please supply your VAT number when prompted to avoid being charged VAT.

  • Share this activity
  • Share this Northgate activity on Twitter
  • Share this Northgate activity on Facebook
  • Share this Northgate activity on Linkedin

The Activity

Four teams are asked to nominate leaders who are then briefed, each on a different style of leadership, and given details of a task for the team – which they will be leading! While the leaders are briefed their team members complete a handout that points them to ideas and creates discussion about how they view effective leadership.

Leaders then return to their teams with the task. With the resources supplied, leaders must motivate their teams to construct a tower that is scored on both height and creative design. Teams then review their own and their leader’s performance and compare leadership styles by way of a series of review forms and questionnaires. Which team was most satisfied with their leader? Which team performed best? The pros & cons of different leadership styles are revealed. Full Trainer’s Notes supplied.

Trainer's Role

  • Introduce the activity.
  • Allow time for teams to choose a leader (or you, the Trainer, select).
  • Issue team leaders with their individual styles and a Brief for the task. Allow leaders time to familiarise themselves with the style and the task.
  • The leaders brief their teams.
  • Observe the teamwork and watch how the different leadership styles impact on team performance.
  • Lead a Debrief to discuss the learning outcomes and key lessons.
  • Relate the lessons to the workplace.

Pack Contents

  • Trainer's Notes
  • Team Briefs
  • Leadership Style Briefs (4)
  • Scissors and sticky tape
  • Card and plastic cups
  • Handout Pad 1: Leadership Qualities
  • Handout Pad 2: Observer’s Form
  • Handout Pad 3: Individual’s Response

We used the activity in an auto-manufacturing company to show how different leadership styles can influence a team's motivation, performance and success. We had a very good experiment. It engaged teams and energized them. We also used the activity in a petroleum company for a Motivation workshop and it was successful there too.

Amir Hossain Gholamalipour, Faran Co Iran

I used 'Leadership Style' with three teams of five - each having a leader with a different style. The results were slightly unexpected and led to a great debate on the difference between leaders and managers. Great feedback from participants about the usefulness of the session.

R. Street, Independent Consultant

Great exercise! All participants absolutely adored this activity.

Steve Laing, QC Training International

This item has been added to your basket
Basket Total:
Proceed to checkout

£199

In stock

  • Share this activity
  • Share this Northgate activity on Twitter
  • Share this Northgate activity on Facebook
  • Share this Northgate activity on Linkedin

Ask a question

Please enter a name

Please enter a valid telephone number

Please enter a valid email address

Please check your question for errors

Thank you for your enquiry. We will be in touch soon.

Sorry, there was an error processing your enquiry.