Leadership Styles And Different Approaches Essay

1202 Words Sep 20th, 2016 5 Pages
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 orientated.

The first leadership style I’m going to talk about is authoritarian, this leadership style is often described as strict and dictatorship like this is because of the traits the leader posses’ when performing this style. 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,…

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