Good managers dissociate from their management style
Do you brand yourself as a hand-on or a hand-off or an empowering or a motivating manager?
If yes, then you are committing a mistake of associating your management style with problem solving.
Problems with associating yourself with a particular style:
- you tend to view all problems from your dominant style and forget the fact each of your team member is different
- the style becomes your identity and you loose balanced approach to problem solving
- similar to me bias starts kicking in where you tend to recruit or surround yourself with members who vouch your style
- you tend to link your self-worth to your style and start blaming yourself if this style or approach does not solve problems
Good managers are balance various management styles and apply horses-for-courses approach i.e. make style relevant to the underlying problem not to themselves.