Leadership Styles. Autocratic, Democratic, Laissez-Faire. The main concern in choosing a particular style of leadership is in recognizing what is most appropriate for your group, at a particular time, in a particular situation, to complete a particular task. How Not To Flip Over a Jeep.
The main concern in choosing a particular style of leadership is in recognizing what is most appropriate for your group, at a particular time, in a particular situation, to complete a particular task.
Hard-boiled type believes...
Still a top down or leader-centered style of leadership
In this style, the leader is the spark plug whose policies, ideas, and plans are the ones that get carried out.
A Democratic Leader...
Reason for being Democratic is to make Better Decisions
A Laissez-Faire Leader...
When skilfully used in suitable situations Laissez-Faire Leadership can release a lot of creative drive
Autocratic does not always mean a dictatorship, or wilful self-satisfaction at the expense of the group.
Leadership refers to the process where by an individual directs, guides, influences, or controls the thoughtsfeelings, or behaviour of other human beings.
Leaders all have the same 3 basic roles/functions:
Task: relate these 3 functions to a situation you have been involved with.
- Frederick Hertzberg
Make people work
Make people want to work
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Hertzberg claims that none of the above work; they do not relate to the motivational factors which produce productivity.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” - Mahatma Ghandi