As personal characters vary, the communication styles of leaders also vary; moreover, since a leader’s communication style would influence a group members philosophical belief and organization culture, different styles of communication are needed for each group. Chapter 2 classifies two models of communication styles and describes the follower communication style: one model compares features of authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire style of leadership communication, while the other model contrasts features of task and interpersonal leadership communication.

<The Dimensions of Leadership Communication Style>
(1) Authoritarian – the leaders who tend to control followers strictly by downward communication.
(2) Democratic – the leaders who support followers through two-way, open communication.
(3) Laissez-Faire – the leaders who less control or support followers through superficial communication in order to demonstrate their ability by themselves.
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<Task and Interpersonal Leadership> - While task-oriented leadership mainly concerns the successful completion of task assignments, interpersonal leadershipfocuses on relationships between the followers. There are four different researches about task and interpersonal leadership communication by four different organizations: (1)The Michigan Leadership Studies, (2)The Ohio State Leadership Studies, (3)McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y, (4)Blake and McCanse’s Leadership Grid.
<Follower Communication Styles> - The Follower communication style can be classified as two dimensions: independent/critical thinking and active engagement. Again, followers can be divided five categories by these characteristics: (1)Alienated followers, (2)Conformists, (3)Pragmatists, (4) Passive followers, (5) Exemplary followers.

<Chapter 1 Leadership and Communication Models>
<Chapter 3 Traits, Situational, and Funtional Leadership>