Participative Leadership Is The Art Of Getting Someone Else

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Participative Leadership
According to Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it (Balon, 2014).” According to the Style of Leadership assessment, my style of leadership is participative. Following that is procedural, transformational, laissez faire, and authoritarian. I wasn’t surprised by these results because I feel I am a very participation-oriented kind of person; I like to get everyone involved in projects. In this paper I will talk about what being a participative leaders is, the pros and cons of being this kind of leader, and examples of this kind of leader.
Participative Leadership According to How to Find Out Your Style of Leadership (n.d.), participative leadership is also called democratic or consulting leadership, the example which How to Find Out Your Style of Leadership (n.d.), used is Nelson Mandela. This kind of leadership includes building consensus through participation, but the leader makes the final decision after the team has given ideas through the decision-making process. Also, according to How to Find Out Your Style of Leadership (n.d.), a participative leader asks opinions from their teams and uses those opinions to make decisions in the future. Also through this process, the team is kept informed and encouraged to come to the leader and discuss or propose changes they think should be made to the policy. This kind of leadership isn’t a sign of weakness; it is a sign

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