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Leadership Styles

starter research activity for SQA Leadership Award

Lucy George

on 12 June 2013

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Transcript of Leadership Styles

How many different types of leader are in this video? Leadership Styles 1) Democratic Leadership: The Firefighter leader takes everyone's opinion into consideration and decides accordingly.

2) Autocratic Leadership: The General is dictating the soldiers and is making sure only his opinion is valued.

3) Free Rein Leadership: The Coach is motivating the team to win the match. However, he has given them a free will to do whatever on the field. Now, it is up to them how they want to achieve the goal. Authoritarian Leadership What kind of leader will you be? And that's just the beginning... Research has shown that there are at least 7 types of leaders...... 1 Authoritarian (bossy)
2 Paternalistic (fatherly)
3 Democratic (shares)
4 Laissez-faire (leaves you to get on with it)
5 Transactional (rewards/bonuses for team members performances)
6 Inspirational (
7 Transformational (changes team members lives) Authoritarian leaders provide clear expectations of what needs to be done, when it should be done and how it should be done.
It is clear who is the leader and who are the team members in a group lead by an authoritarian leader.
Authoritarian leaders make decisions with little or no input from their team. This can lead to less creative thinking and problem solving. Authoritarian leaders can seem bossy, controlling and dicatorial. Follow this link, and take a quiz which might just help you find out.... Lets look at these in more detail.

Take notes on the different leadership styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Paternalistic Paternalistic leaders decide what is best for their employees, in the same way a parent would make decisions for a young child. They show a great deal of concern for their employees, in in return receive complete trust and loyalty. Workers with a Paternalistic boss will often stay with the team for a long time and will work together to achieve the common goal, not strive to work independently.

Democratic Laissez-faire Transactional Inspirational Transformational http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leadershipquiz.htm Authoritarian leadership is best applied in a situation where there is little or no time for the group to make decisions together, or where the leader has a much greater knowledge of the problem/project than other members of the team. Examples of Authoritarian leaders:
Political Dictators
Martha Stewart
Bill Gates
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