When it comes right down to it, managers or typically seen as being the focal point for motivation and direction in their operations. However, there are varying degrees of success when it comes to leadership style specifically in the areas of performance that impact employees. There are many styles of leadership that has a professional manager can adopt that will lead to greater success.
What Type Of Leader Are You?
Everybody has heard the cliché about this being the leader of the pack and this is typically referred to one using any “wolf” analogy or metaphor. There are usually two different types of Wolf leaders that have varying degrees of success for the professional hospitality managers that adopt their styles. These are referred to as the Lead Wolf and the Lone Wolf of management.
Adopting The Servant Style
Hospitality managers that adopt the Lead Wolf style of management are usually successful because these professionals take the necessary amount of time to listen to employees, discover and investigate a variety of different alternatives before exacting any kind of decision or action. There are always seeking to involve all the members of the pack looking for consensus and solutions found. This type of leadership always challenges people to go beyond what they think they’re capable of delivering and to submit ideas for solutions regardless of what they may be, since thinking outside the box is a typical trait possessed by a lead. A successful hospitality manager will always feed off of what people submit to them in a while their employees to feed off what they put out also. An important trait for a successful hospitality manager is to always give due credit for any and all employee involvement. The Lead Wolf manager Understands that by giving recognition they will gain respect from the rest of the pack – employees. This type of management style and braces the fundamental belief that individuals do make a difference. Through constant involvement of all members of the organization, a greater amount of new insights and possibilities can be realized. A Lead Wolf manager realizes that successful leadership comes to the creation of a sense of urgency while obtaining mutual commitment to getting things done. This style of management will always present clearly defined and precise activity steps in order to obtain the necessary and productive resolution.
Bering the BOSS
The Lone Wolf leader is usually a hospitality manager that exhibits an autocratic style that is typically viewed as dominating from the top with power. This style of leadership is usually marked by management traits ruled by intimidation. Lone Wolf leaders view employees as a necessary tool that is not capable of any creativity or renovation. The lone Wolf leader also possesses the traits of managing from the seat-of-the-pants and considers their skill and knowledge capable of making constant shooting from the hip responses to situations that confront them. Instead of being confidently proactive, the lone Wolf leader is excessively reactive and believes that their interpretation of resolution is the only one that is correct and necessary.
Empowerment Rules Out
Unfortunately, the environment found in the hospitality industry today requires taking a new and different perspective toward the leadership practices of the past. Where once it was considered that to be successful an atmosphere that was run by a highly reactive, autocratic, individualistic management style was necessary has given way to one that is more team oriented, employee participated, and more empowering proactive style of leadership
A Lead Wolf manager possesses the style that has great confidence in the fact that well-trained employees have the ability to make things happen and this confidence translates into the manager’s ability to empower the same employees to always get their job done effectively and proficiently.