What is the director style of leadership?

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The director style of leadership is one in which the leader is fairly authoritarian and runs an organization in a top-down sort of a way.  This type of leader tends to be very demanding and tends to push employees quite hard.  This is not the sort of leader who tries to build consensus.  This is also not the kind of leader to spend a lot of time thinking and stewing over alternatives.

Instead, the director is willing to make quick decisions and take big risks.  Directors are good leaders in that they are decisive and willing to do what they think is necessary, regardless of what others might think.  This can, however, lead to bad relationships with subordinates and to big failures when the gambles that are taken do not pay off.

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