Laissez-Faire Leadership Style

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Student Name: Kwok Pui Tik
Student Number: 177001208

Module: Academic and Professional Development
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1.0 Introduction 3
2.0 Types of leadership and leadership styles 3
2.1 Transformational leadership 3
2.2 Laissez-Faire leadership 3
2.3 Autocratic leadership 3
2.4 Participative leadership 3
2.5 Transactional leadership 4
3.0 Development of leadership theory over time 4
4.0 The difference between leadership and management 4
4.1 Characteristics of leadership 4
4.2 Characteristics of management 5
5.0 Innate and learned leadership skill 5
5.1 Example 1 5
5.2 Example 2 5
6.0 Conclusion 5
7.0 Reference List 6

1.0 Introduction
This report aims to analyse the key aspects of leadership
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Rast, Hogg and Giessner (2013) suggest that the autocratic leadership styles are stronger to supervise the employee, encourage employee through the penalty or threat to achieve their goals. It will ignore the job satisfaction of their employee.
2.4 Participative leadership
Participative leaders pay attention for the team, it can accept the opinions of followers easily. Participative leadership styles can efficiently enhance the atmosphere, job satisfactions and development of the team since the followers can participate the decisions. However, Participative leadership styles are difficult to make decisions in the short-term as it needs to consider many opinions (Huang, Iun, Liu & Goung, 2010).
2.5 Transactional leadership
Transactional leadership styles can obtain more influence and power from followers. Transactional leaders set up a goal for the followers, when the followers achieve the goal, they will get a job reward. Transactional leaders enhance work ability, performance and effectiveness of followers through job reward or penalty (Bass, 1990).
3.0 Development of leadership theory over
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