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Paternalistic Leadership Style

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Clarissa Castro

on 21 April 2014

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Transcript of Paternalistic Leadership Style

What is it?
Asia, Middle East and Latin America
Male dominance
High level of control
High level of caring
Mutual respect between leader and subordinates
Subordinates are loyal
Decisions are made quickly
Paternalistic Leadership Style
Ashley Archie, Clarissa Castro ,Nichol Newell , Celsius Odu
Paternalistic VS. Autocratic
Defends/protects interests of his of her followers.
Values the emotional well being of his or her followers.
Makes all decisions for the followers
Obedience and loyalty is expected from followers.
Decisions are made faster.
It can escalate to dictatorship and abuse of the followers by the leader if he or she practice favoritism.
Opinions of the followers may be sought by the leader
Male dominant.
Followers do not have knowledge and expertise needed
Leader has expertise and knowledge in the leadership role.

Leaders develop a large ego
Subordinates may become irritaed
Leaders can be bad role models
Little room for innovation
Leader decides and prioritise the needs of his followers.
Makes decisions for the followers
Commands obedience and loyalty from his or her followers.
Decisions are made faster.
It can turn into dictatorship and abuse if the leader favors some of his or her followers over others.
The followers’ opinions are not sought in decision making
Mostly favored by male leaders in controlling their subjects
Followers may have knowledge and expertise needed in the organization but the leadership overlooks them.

When to act paternalistic?
In small organizations or in newly established organizations where the followers need more instructions and training
Day to Day Behaviors
Assign tasks and objectives
Ask employees how they are doing
Give employees some encouraging words to motivate them
Make sure employees are staying on task
Should you use a paternalistic leadership style?
Can be a good thing if members of an organization are less knowledgeable... tasks are done correctly and decisions are made quickly.
Always controlling the way things are done can be quite irritating, especially in a culture in which individuals are very independent and equally free to express their opions.
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Pulling it all together...
Paternalistic Leadership Style= a strict parent-child relationship where the leader is the parent and the child is the member
as the father of a family, where the father is the leader and the family are the members
Not a favorable style of leadership
Only useful in a situation where members are less knowledgeable
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