What Management Style Are You?

What Management Style Are You?


You’ve probably heard someone say they’re a “people person.” Or maybe you’ve said it yourself. That’s because we all have our own management style—the way we lead, delegate and communicate with others. Management style has a significant impact on team morale and productivity, as well as personal satisfaction at work. So what kind of leader are you?

What management style are you?

  • The Autocrat
  • The Dictator
  • The Fussbudget

The autocrat

The autocrat is a manager who makes all the decisions and doesn’t like to delegate tasks, but they are good at making decisions quickly and under pressure. The autocrat is not very collaborative, so they don’t tend to build consensus among team members before making a decision.

The dictator

The dictator is a very hands-on manager, who takes the time to explain their vision and get everyone on board with it. They’re not good listeners, though–they prefer to tell people what they’re doing wrong instead of listening to feedback. This can make them micromanagers as well, since they want complete control over everything that happens in their department or company (or country). The dictator cares most about results–the process doesn’t matter so much as long as you achieve what needs to be done at any given point in time.

The fussbudget

The fussbudget is a micromanager. The fussbudget is also a perfectionist–they want everything to be done right and they want it done their way. A third trait of this management style is that it’s very controlling, which could be because of their perfectionism or just because they enjoy keeping everyone else on task!

The fussbudget likes to make sure that everything gets done according to plan, even if those plans are unrealistic or overly complex (and therefore unlikely to succeed). They may not be able to delegate tasks without micromanaging them as well–and believe me when I say this will drive your employees crazy!

The leader

Leaders are a special breed. They’re good communicators, effective listeners and delegators, able to inspire others, and able to make decisions that affect not only their own life but also the lives of those they lead. In addition to these traits (which every manager should possess), leaders have another important quality: they can make tough decisions when no one else will.

The best leaders know how to balance their personal needs with those of their employees – for example by taking time off for themselves or spending more time with family members in order to avoid burnout from overwork. Leaders also understand what makes each person unique; this allows them to reach out personally instead of just using generic methods like emails or memos when communicating with team members

There are many different styles of leadership and management, but these are the most common.

There are many different styles of leadership and management, but these are the most common.

  • The Autocrat: This type of boss makes all decisions without input from employees. This can be a good style if you want to move quickly, but it can also lead to resentment among employees who feel they have no voice in their workplace.
  • The Dictator: A dictator is similar to an autocrat in that he or she makes all decisions without input from others; however, dictators tend to be more domineering than autocrats and often don’t allow anyone else near them at all–even when making important decisions like hiring new employees!
  • The Fussbudget (or “Nervous Nellie”): This type of manager is overly concerned with details and procedures, making sure everything goes according to plan at all times–even if those plans aren’t very well thought out in the first place!


We hope that this article has helped you understand the different types of management styles. While it can be tempting to think that there is one “right way” to lead, we believe that each style has its place and purpose. The key is finding what works best for you and your team–and then sticking with it!