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In an educational setting, you need to have different leadership styles to help you determine how to make decisions best, prioritize the goals correctly, and even interact with others. We’ll be going over a couple of leadership styles that are important and effective in education, as listed in an Indeed article.


Instead of focusing on your own needs or goals, this approach mainly focuses on the people you lead, like the faculty or students. These leaders focus on maintaining and cultivating trust among the people they lead and empowering them to carry out their own goals. When using this leadership style, be sure to trust the process and believe that they can carry out the plans you’ve set as directed.


If the educational setting that you work at already requires or operates under strict rules and policies, this leadership style is the way to go. Essentially you create a large-scale vision and then place short-term goals needed to achieve the goal. Then you create the guidelines for how everyone can help reach the goals, and you take a supervisory role. 

This leadership style is incredibly effective if you have a good amount of experience or expertise in a job where this would work. If you do it correctly, this leadership style can bring students, teachers, and administrators to respect you.


As the name suggests, with this leadership style, you are more of a coach or a mentor to the team or your class. With you, the team can build bonds and focus more on developing the skills of your students.

By identifying areas of weakness through the students or staff to show them how to improve. By remaining empathetic, you can better help them achieve their goals and capabilities while maintaining focus on the goals.


This emotional style focuses mainly on the feelings of the people that you lead. To use this style effectively, emotional intelligence is needed to understand how to interpret how to understand your staff or student’s feelings. Then, you need to understand how to motivate others using their current feelings to help them experience the emotions you want them to feel.