Advantages Of Laissez Faire Leadership

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In today's world, leadership is a highly sought after and an invaluable commodity that leads to increased productivity in the context of any organization. Leadership is not a new phenomenon; throughout the course of human civilization, the leadership skills among humans have nourished. Today, leadership is considered highly crucial for achieving invaluable and incredible feats and goals. Thus, this chapter discusses leadership in general term and focuses on three aspects of leadership. First, it defines leadership from the perspective of different scholars. Secondly, it talks about the characteristics of great leaders. Thirdly, it narrates importance of leadership in a general context. And finally, a summary of the chapter will conclude chapter…show more content…
• Group members are expected to solve problems on their own. 3.1.4.3 Advantages of Laissez Faire Leadership Laissez-faire leadership can be effective in situations where group members are highly skilled, motivated, and capable of working on their own. Since these group members are experts and have the knowledge and skills to work independently, they are capable of accomplishing tasks with very little guidance. This autonomy can be freeing to some group members and help them feel more satisfied with their work. The laissez-faire style can be used in situations where followers have a high-level of passion and intrinsic motivation for their work. While the conventional term for this style is 'laissez-faire' and implies a completely hands-off approach, many leaders still remain open and available to group members for consultation and feedback (Cherry, 2006). 3.1.5 Transformational Leadership 3.1.5.1 Description Johannsen (2009) defines transformational leadership as a leadership style that involves generating a vision for the organization and inspiring followers to meet the challenges that it sets. Transformational leadership depends on the leader’s ability to appeal to the higher values and motives of followers and to inspire a feeling of loyalty and…show more content…
Head of institutions today are expected to be visionaries (instilling a sense of purpose in their staff) and competent managers (maintaining the physical plant, submitting budgets on time), as well as instructional leaders (coaching teachers in the nuances of classroom practice). In addition, the heads of institutions have become the point person for accountability requirements imposed by the government, and he or she must respond to multiple stakeholders (parents, staff members, the district central office, and the larger community). Under such pressure from a range of sources, many administrators simply cannot devote enough time and energy to institutional
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