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leadership style

Definition of Leadership Style

(noun) The style a leader uses to motivate members of a group to act and achieve goals.

Types of Leadership Style

Leadership Style Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: lead·er·ship style

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /lEE-duhr-ship stIE-uhl/
  • British English – /lEE-duh-ship stIEl/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈlidərˌʃɪp staɪl/
  • British English – /ˈliːdəʃɪp staɪl/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: leadership styles

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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Cite the Definition of Leadership Style

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “leadership style.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/leadership-style/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

leadership style. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/leadership-style/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “leadership style.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/leadership-style/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“leadership style.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/leadership-style/>.