The Authoritative managerial style also known as the Visionary style is often confused with authoritarian leadership style. An authoritative leader sets the vision and direction, and engages employees in the process of achieving the goals. A visionary leader gives both positive and negative feedback to his employees to help raise their level. The great asset of a visionary leader is their ability to develop and articulate clear vision, identify the challenges to overcome, set the direction, and engage the employees in achieving success.
The visionary managerial style is effective when a company needs to get clear objectives and direction to reach success. Most of the time when a company or its team is new, employees may need active guidance. Visionary leadership is good at bringing clarity to the way forward, motivate, inspire and influence their workers. The leader understands the company’s strategic goals for having set them and he is able to communicate them clearly to the workers. The visionary leadership also helps the company to raise its productivity. The leader spends time with their employees, teaching them the best methods of overcoming the challenges and by doing so helps them to improve their performance.
The visionary leader appears sometimes to be overbearing for some employees. Furthermore, he or she makes the decisions on his own. Employees just contribute in the process of reaching the goals. The visionary leadership style is very suitable for a new company or new team. Although it should not be favored as the default leadership style of a company.