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January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Psychology, Social Psychology
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What is a leader? 

Can be defined by an ability to get others to follow willingly

Basic Leadership Styles   

Autocratic Bureaucratic Laissez-faire Democratic  Republic  Organizational


Autocratic Leadership   

classical approach manager has all the power staff follows blindly structured rewards and punishment

Autocratic Leaders  

Adolf Hitler Leadership style critiqued throughout history Led country into economic and political turmoil Example

Pro’s:  

Newly trained staff Detailed orders and supervision Limits time for decision making

Con’s:  

Fear and Resentment Other opinions want to be heard Corrupt leaders


Bureaucratic Leadership 

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According to Weber  bureaucratic leaders were transactional leaders in contrast to transformational leaders of (e.g. charismatic leaders) Leaders are strict Powerful leaders Dominant hierarchies Followers to follow rules Control through policy Stability

Most Effective When:  

Performing repetitive, formulaic tasks Followers required to adhere to strict procedural guidelines or standards Job requires working with dangerous tools, chemicals, etc. Job requires the handling of large amounts of cash

Should Not Be Used When: 

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When work habits become ingrained, routine and it becomes hard to evolve Loss of interest and motivation Loss of Initiative


Laissez-Faire Leadership Style     

Literally means “let it be” in French Very little guidance from leaders Complete freedom for followers to make decisions Leaders provide the tools and resources needed Group members are expected to solve problems on their own

Most Effective When: Employees are:  highly skilled, experienced, and educated.  have pride in their work and the drive to do it successfully on their own.  trustworthy and experienced.

Should Not Be Used When: 

Group members lack the knowledge and experience needed to complete tasks and make decisions. Members feel insecure at the unavailability of a leader’s guidance. Leader cannot provide feedback to let group know about their quality of performance.

Laissez-Faire Leaders 

Willy Wonka


Democratic Leadership Style  

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“Participative” Encourages staff to be apart of decision making Keeps staff informed Shares decision making and problem solving responsibilities

Most Effective When: 

Large or complex problem Problems affect staff Team building

Should Not Be Used When:  

Time is limited It would be easier for the leader to make the decision Can’t afford mistakes

Democratic Leaders 

Nelson Mandela

REPUBLIC Branch of democratic

Republic Leadership Style 

Indirect rule by the people People entitled to vote for representatives best suited for the job

Examples of Republics   

The United States City states of Greece, like Athens and Sparta Queen Amidala Athens


Most Effective Because:  

Very structured form of government People who have experience or specific knowledge are in control of law making

Should Not Be Used When: 

Arguing in the government Everyone’s voice can not be heard


Organizational Leadership Style 

Potential to control a group of individuals Should not dominate over others Guide the individuals under him Optimistic & Empathetic Understand the needs of the group

Types of Organizational Leaders

Organizational Leaders

President Barker


Determination of Leadership Style    

Trait approach to leadership Leader’s personality Chosen staff Organization

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