A question might arise: which style of leadership did Sri Aurobindo and the Mother follow? The answer would be that the Coaching Style was followed by Sri Aurobindo while the Mother followed the Authoritative Style. …
But neither Sri Aurobindo nor the Mother delegated absolute authority to any of the department-heads. The leaders following the “Coaching Style” provide regular feedback and encourage interaction between him and the employees; he conveys to them what he expects from them. And that is what Sri Aurobindo did. He always gave directions and advice whereas the leader following ‘laissez-faire’ would not do so.
The Mother, as mentioned earlier, followed the Authoritative Style. As a visionary, she knew what she was doing and her followers/disciples also knew what and why they were doing and how their tasks would fit into the organizational goal. [India's Contribution to Management, The Flowering of Management, The need for a many-sided progress.: An article from: International Journal of Humanities and Peace, Sri Aurobindo and the New Millennium. (Book Reviews). (book review): An article from: International Journal of Humanities and Peace]
SRI AUROBINDO'S THEORY OF POETRY: SEARCHING FOR A COMPLETE MANIFESTO Goutam Ghosal NEW RACE Vol. XII – II April2011
Sri Aurobindo became a relaxed guru after 1926. Apart from that, the Mother’s influence might have been a significant force behind the clarity of his post-1926 letters. One suspects he learnt a lot about expressive skill from the Mother’s writings. There is an obvious change in his prose style in the 30s and the progressive clarity reached a supreme height in The Supramental Manifestation on Earth. [Sri Aurobindo's prose style (with a foreword by V.K. Gokak), Rainbow Bridge: A Comparative Study of Tagore and Sri Aurobindo, Sri Aurobindo and world literature]