Compare And Contrast The 8 Different Leadership Approaches

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There are many different approaches a leader can take to control his team some can be more effective than others depending on the situation they are in. In every approach a leader takes they focus on three aspects, those aspects are; the task they have to complete, the individuals who are under their command and the group as a whole. Different approaches focus on certain aspects more than others. These approaches are called leadership styles; in this essay I am going to describe and analyse 8 different leadership styles and talk about the comparisons each one shares, also how they differentiate from each other. The 8 styles are; authoritarian, democratic, laissez-faire, transactional, transformational, bureaucratic, people orientated and task …show more content…
The characteristics an autocratic leader has are that; they are domineering, they are very assertive in their actions and their commands, they also are also uncooperative and believe that the best way to do things is the way they thought of, also they are extremely empowering over their subordinates. An autocratic leader also works very similar to a dictator in that they both don’t listen to their subordinate’s ideas and the only way they approach situations is their way because believe that’s the best way, similar to a dictator they may also give out punishments if tasks aren’t performed to the level and in the way that they expect/want. Due to an autocratic leader being very unreasonable with their subordinates and only caring if tasks are completed in the way they want and as efficiently as they want the main aspect they focus on is the task they have to complete so therefore tasks tend to be completed efficiently. An example of how this style could be used effectively is when civilian’s need to be evacuated from a hostile situation so the commanding officer will need to give clear, quick, direct orders so everyone knows what they are doing instantly because people’s lives are in danger. An autocratic style is effective in these circumstances because the …show more content…
The main focus of this leadership style is making every person in the group feel valued and encouraging participation in decision making. A democratic leader likes to hear ideas from everyone to find the best solution to a problem but also to make the workforce feel as though it was a team effort and that they are a valued member of the team. Another trait of a democratic leader is that they also like to give the team a choice of how they approach situations, this gives the workforce power and makes them feel valued but even though the workforce has some power the leader still maintains

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