An ideal workplace is full of leaders, each taking on new initiatives and pushing the team forward into new areas. Everyone has a different approach to leading and there are many different ways to lead. Here are just a few types of leaders.TransformationalLeaders who motivate employees, enhance productivity and efficiency through communication and high visibility. Requiring quite a bit of involvement from management to meet goals. While this leader is focusing on the big picture they delegate smaller tasks to the team.AuthoritarianAllows managers to make decisions alone without the input of others. Giving managers total authority to impose their will on employees may seem like a bad idea, but for teams who require close supervision it may be necessary.Laissez-FaireA leader who lacks direct supervision of employees and fails to provide regular feedback to those under them. This type of leadership is ideal for someone who has highly trained employees that require little supervision and endless creative freedom.ParticipativeA leader who values the input of all team members and peers but in the end is in charge of making the final decision. Hearing everyone’s concerns and input boost morale of all employees, and can help make change very fast.TransactionalSomeone who assigns tasks and then issues rewards or punishments to the team based on results. When the goals are set together with the team and reached by a few, it makes it much easier to identify those who are ready to take on responsibility.Remember that you are not defined by one type of leadership, and it may be necessary to change your style depending on what the situation calls for. Challenge the way you have been leading your team or coworkers by trying new things. There is no such thing as a perfect leader, but you can improve yourself until perfection is the only logical way to describe it. 94SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo has signed an agreement with DELTA power utility company for the purchase of clean electricity generated by its tidal energy array on the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier.The two parties have agreed a partnership that will last for several years under which DELTA will use the clean power produced by Tocardo’s tidal array to supply it to its customers.The 1.2MW tidal energy array, featuring 5 Tocardo’s T2 tidal turbines, was installed in September 2015 on the storm surge barrier located in the province of Zeeland.According to the developers, it is capable of generating clean electricity for around 1,000 Dutch households.Hans van Breugel, CEO of Tocardo, said: “The electricity we generate in Zeeland with our tidal power station remains in Zeeland. We are proud of the collaboration with DELTA. Because DELTA is purchasing all green certificates for the green energy we generate, DELTA actively supports our growth ambition in the field of tidal current.“They too believe in tidal energy as an inexhaustible source of green electricity and carry it out as a true ambassador. That strengthens us in our plans for the future.”Tocardo’s Chief Executive added the plans for the future also include the expansion of the Eastern Scheldt tidal power plant.Roel Meijerink, Director of Energy at DELTA, added: “Tidal current has enormous potential. It has a very high predictability. It is therefore an extremely reliable and continuous source of energy and a logical, natural supplement to energy from wind and sun. It fits perfectly with the image of DELTA as a true Zeeland green energy supplier.”To remind, Tocardo secured investment from a fund owned by Noord-Holland province after the company filed for bankruptcy late in December 2017.The funding rescue package for the company was provided by the Participatiefonds Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH) – a fund which invests in sustainable companies on behalf of the province of Noord-Holland, and a number of private investors.
ICC Champions Trophy: ‘Well done Jattaaaa,’ tweets Harbhajan Singh after Shikhar Dhawan’s stylish hundred
Shikhar Dhawan smashed his 10th ODI hundred as India took command against Sri Lanka in their Group B encounter on Thursday at The Oval.He reached his milestone in 112 balls and was part of their fourth century-opening stand in seven matches at the ICC Champions Trophy with Rohit Shamra. He was dismissed as he looked to up the ante, going after the bowlers and finally fell prey to Lasith Malinga in the 45th over. Dhawan found Kusal Mendis on long-off to bring down the curtains to a superb knock. He finished on 125 in 128 balls.Thanks to an injury, Dhawan had been out of international cricket after the Cuttack ODI vs England but he came back to the team with a bang against Pakistan in their Champions Trophy opener on Sunday, hammering a 65-ball 68.India lost a bit of the initiative though when Virat Kohli fell for his first duck in almost three years. Yuvraj Singh, man-of-the-match on Sunday, then perished for 7 as India stuttered to 179/3 in 33.3 overs.The world of Twitter exploded with many rushing to wish the swashbuckling opener on the micro-blogging website.Here are a few of them, Well done Jattaaaa top batting @SDhawan25 ???????????????- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 8, 2017#ChampionsTrophy2017 wat a great knock @SDhawan25 from ball one looked dangerous and his timing is class???!! well done brother top knock- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 8, 2017The moment @SDhawan25 hit ??!??? #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/1ED3JQ9Id0- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017???? vs ???? #CT17- @SDhawan25 smashes ?? , #TeamIndia 218-3 after 40 overs #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/BKGqIjb8jCadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 2017Congrats @SDhawan25 on a outstanding 100???Good to see your positive approach & intent???Keep it up buddy??? #CT17- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 8, 2017Shikhar Dhawan Number One. Five centuries in just 15 innings of ICC ODI Tournaments. That’s 1 ?? in three innings. WoW. #CT17 #IndvSL ??????????- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 8, 2017FANTASTIC!!! ????? @SDhawan25 #INDvSL- Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 8, 2017He is playing the ball late, more under his nose & never looked better…another gem from Shikhar Dhawan!?????????#CT17 #INDvSL- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 8, 2017Stats speaks for itself. Up there with the greats. Stellar show @SDhawan25 & @ImRo45 ??????#INDvSL #CT17 https://t.co/Op54wthSNZ- Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) June 8, 2017Well played jatt ji @SDhawan25 top knock ??????????????????????????? #INDvSL #CT17- Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) June 8, 2017