Coffee-Flavored Leaders

Lee, Shirley Fine
July 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jul2009, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p7
The article compares three common leadership styles to popular coffee drinks. Espresso leaders are seen as strong and direct and have the tendency to dictate the type of work to be done. It outlines the qualities of a Latte leader and the situations where this leadership style works best. Capuccino leaders are the ones who use a democratic approach and encourage employee participation in decision-making.


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