Common Business Leadership Styles


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Business Leadership

Darin Pastor, a highly trained financial executive, serves as the principal and CEO of Capstone Financial Group, Inc. Known for his exceptional leadership skills, Darin Pastor was ranked as a top managing director in his previous role at Prudential.

Every day business leaders and managers are responsible for making often difficult decisions. For this reason, it can be helpful for them to have a guiding philosophy or framework. Below are several leadership styles that are effective in business:

Transformational: A motivational style of leadership, transformational leaders rely heavily on effective communication with their staff. They are guided by their vision for the company and routinely keep an eye on the future to ensure they guide workers properly. Transformational leaders who misuse their power may damage a company and discourage workers.

Servant: Although this style of leadership isn’t ideal for leaders who have to make quick decisions, it often brings about the highest level of worker satisfaction. This happens because servant leaders focus on making sure their team members are heard and cared for.

Democratic: By drawing on the skills and knowledge of their team, democratic, or participative, leaders encourage employee involvement in decision-making. However, they still focus on fast decision-making and are ultimately the person responsible for making the final call. Through democratic leadership, employees feel more involved in their company.

Autocratic: This leadership style prioritizes quick decision-making over all else. Employees are not consulted by autocratic leaders before a decision is made, and this often leaves them feeling dissatisfied with their working environment.


Authorized, Issued, and Outstanding Shares of Stock


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Outstanding Shares

Longtime entrepreneur Darin Pastor serves as the CEO of Capstone Affluent Strategies, a California-based wealth management firm. In this capacity, Darin Pastor oversees the purchase of outstanding shares of stock from other companies.

When a business incorporates, its number of authorized shares is specified. Within the incorporation documents, a company must include the number of authorized shares it can distribute. Since businesses do not have to issue every stock they authorize, most companies set their number of authorized shares in the millions or billions so they can issue stock comfortably as they grow.

Any stock that is either given to employees or sold to investors is issued stock. The number of issued shares given by a company cannot exceed the number of authorized shares mentioned in the business’ incorporation documents. If it does, shareholders must approve the increase in authorized shares before the company can give more.

Outstanding stock refers to any issued stock that has not been purchased by investors, given to employees, or reacquired by the business. The investment bank handling a company’s initial public offering usually sets the number of outstanding shares, but this number will change as the company buys back its stock or uses the stock to compensate employees.

Cops 4 Causes Honors Surviving Tuskegee Airman


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Cops 4 Causes

Darin Pastor founded and serves as the CEO of Capstone Affluent Strategies, Inc., in East Amherst, New York. Passionate about nonprofits focused on serving the community, Darin Pastor supports the West Hollywood, California-based organization Cops 4 Causes.

At one of its recent events, Cops 4 Causes honored a very special person, Lt. Col. Robert (“Bob”) J. Friend. Lt. Col. Friend is a 95-year-old U.S. veteran and one of the only surviving members of the World War II era Tuskegee Airmen known as the Red Tails. He was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007.

Attended by first responders, veterans, and active military personnel, Cops 4 Causes’ special evening also including a performance of the play FLY by the Pasadena Playhouse. FLY recounts the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American pilots who served as Army Air Corp fighters in WWII. In addition to honoring Lt. Col. Friend, the Cops 4 Causes event raised money for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation and a camp program for Los Angeles County foster youth.

Dream Center Helps Stem the Tide of Hunger in Los Angeles


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Dream Center

Darin Pastor serves as CEO of Capstone Financial Group, Inc., based in the Los Angeles area. The investment holding company assists the companies whose outstanding stock it acquires to boost share value and return on investment. Darin Pastor is additionally concerned with the wellbeing of his community, and over the years has made contributions to charities dedicated to education and social welfare.

Among these is the Dream Center in Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, this faith-based community has worked to help people experiencing poverty, homelessness, addictions, and abuse. The Dream Center offers both residential and outreach programs to help in the fight against these problems.

This type of assistance is especially meaningful for people in the area. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank estimates that more than 15 percent of the population of Los Angeles County is food insecure. This represents a total of some 1.4 million individuals.

The Dream Center houses its own food bank. In addition, every month it provides more than two dozen sites with 500,000-plus pounds of food. Tens of thousands of people are able to eat on a regular basis, thanks to these efforts.

The Dream Center’s Food Truck Ministry accepts volunteers to help distribute food through its outreach program.