Leadership Styles: Autocratic vs Democratic

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Transformational leadership requires long term ______ planning


______ and Hopson published a book on Transition: understanding and managing change


Invitational Leadership focuses on improving the atmosphere and message sent out by the ______


_________ and Linda Ellison wrote about Managing Change in School leadership for the 21st century

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Transactional Theories of leadership focus on the ______ of the organization


Trait theories focus on the set of characteristics that determine a good leader, such as personality, dominance, charisma, self-confidence, achievement, and ability to formulate a clear _______


Factors affecting leadership style may include the type of ______ – creative business or supply driven?


Trait theories question if characteristics that determine a good leader are inherently ______ biased


Behavioural theories imply that leaders can be ______


Leadership style may be dependent on the ______ of risk involved


Contingency Theories view leadership as more flexible, using different leadership styles depending on the ______


Theories of Leadership suggest that leadership is not a fixed series of characteristics that can be transposed into different ______


______ Ability to influence (persuade) others to achieve organization objectives or vision


Autocratic leadership style: Leader makes decisions without reference to anyone else, high degree of dependency on the leader, can create de-motivation and alienation of staff. May be valuable in some types of business where decisions need to be made quickly and decisively. This is an example of _______ leadership style.


Democratic leadership style: Encourages decision making from different perspectives, consultative process of consultation before decisions are taken. May help motivation and involvement. Workers feel ownership of the firm and its ideas. Improves the sharing of ideas and experiences within the business. Can delay decision making. This is an example of _______ leadership style.


Laissez-Faire leadership style: ‘Let it be’ – the leadership responsibilities are shared by all, can be very useful in businesses where creative ideas are important. Can be highly motivational, as people have control over their working life. Can make coordination and decision making time-consuming and lacking in overall direction. Relies on good team work. Relies on good interpersonal relations. This is an example of _______ leadership style.


Paternalistic leadership style: Leader acts as a ‘father figure’, paternalistic leader makes decision but may consult. Believes in the need to support staff. This is an example of _______ leadership style.

Organizational culture

The most challenging aspect of business is leading and managing change. The business environment is subject to fast-paced economic and social change. Modern business must adapt and be flexible to survive. Problems in leading change stem mainly from _______ management.

Factors affecting leadership style

Test your knowledge on different types of leadership styles, including Autocratic and Democratic. Learn about the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each style.

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