An article by C.J. Prince in Chief Executive magazine explores what type of leader succeeds as a CEO. And as most answers to the question “What is the best way?” This answer is - It depends.
The basic description is Hero leaders can save the day and Guide leaders inspire a team to excel. The best CEO should lead in both ways and understand when to use each approach. The circumstance and the team talent are indicators for which style to use. “Heros are ideal in times of disruption, but in a general daily sense, I prefer Guides” says one of the many executive leaders that Prince interviewed for this article.
Read this article to find out the characteristics and effectiveness of Hero/Guide leaderships style.