Leadership Sat Task 1 Essay

1729 Words Apr 4th, 2014 7 Pages
LEADERSHIP - SAT TASK 1

A1. LEADERSHIP STYLE
Leadership is the ability to organize a group of people in order to achieve a common goal. My leadership style is participative leadership and it is to share decision making with each member of my group. A Participative style of leadership encompasses consultative, consensus, and democratic. As a participative leader who is consultative, it is very important that I confer with members of the group before making final decisions on issues concerning the group. In addition, as a consensus leader, it is important to build consensus among the group in order to encourage group discussions concerning an issue and finally make decisions that fully reflect the agreement and support from the members of
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In addition, when it comes to issues of consensus and democratic leaders, they are accused of being macro managers or giving too little direction on the jobs. This style of leadership makes managers also to feel that when they share decisions with their members it reduces their power as a leader.
A2. COMPARISON OF LEADERSHIP STYLES
Comparing my participative style of leadership with autocratic leadership style and delegative (laissez faire) leadership style, there are several differences to evaluate. The autocratic leadership style is in contrast to my participative style of leadership even though they both ensure that tasks are accomplished. Autocratic leaders always want to hold power and be recognized by their members that they are in control by retaining most of the authority. They confidently make decisions, and are not concerned or worried with group members’ reaction towards decisions. The autocratic style of leadership is task oriented because the leader ensures that heavy emphases are placed on accomplishing task on time. The autocratic leaders tell the members what to do, controlling, bossy, they are assertive or self-assured, and want to remain as role model for members of the group. They can also cause members to feel bullied, unlike my participative leadership style which relies largely on members towards decision making through consultation, consensus, and democracy to accomplish tasks.…

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