Government in a dystopia is never perfect. When a government becomes too controlling, and the people can 't stop them, a dystopia is inescapable. In Divergent, some of the simplest things in everyday life are controlled by the faction’s rules. The government seems to have taken over fairly quickly. Examples of an over controlling government are shown on just the first page of the book.
Characteristics of Autocratic leadership: The following characteristics displays the leadership style of Autocratic leaders: • Dictates all process of work • Accepts virtually no involvement from individuals within the group • Leaders will determine the outcome of choices • Leaders will manage all strategies in regards to work and how they are carried out • Members within the group are infrequently trusted with decisions Autocratic leadership can be beneficial in many circumstances, for instance, when choices need to be made in a brief amount of time without discussing other detail with group members. In addition, particular activities require dominant leadership to keep members productive while reaching the end goal. In some cases, a group of unproductive individuals may encounter poor organisational skills
GETTING CERTAIN INTENSITY WITH AUTOCRACY In the simplest form, autocratic leadership described as gathering all power and privilage in one hand. Rudin states that kind of leaders was rushing to give achievement and penalties or having no feelings for others ' thoughts at all. (1964) In history, there are many autocratic leaders that left a good footprint on historical road and most of them showed successful leadership, had control over people mostly. Thus, autocratic leadership is the best way of having control over a group. Some may argue that autocratic leadership leads to dictatorship and dictatorship leads to resentment among people.
In this the leader provides complete freedom to his followers and does not interfere in their work. Decisions are taken by employees themselves and the leader only act as a support system. TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP Transactional leadership is focused on group organization, establishing a clear chain of command and implementing a carrot-and-stick approach to management activities. It is considered transactional because leaders offer an exchange; they reward good performances, while punishing bad practice. While this can be an effective way of completing short-term tasks, employees are unlikely to reach their full creative potential in such conditions.
This style is probably the most well-known. Everyone is able to participate in this leadership style but ultimately the leader is in control of what happens. The leader provides the structure and keeps the groups under control, while also providing them a chance to express their ideas and come to consensus. The benefits of democratic leadership are having your followers feeling more included in the decisions, and them having a higher sense of morale in following there leader. The downsides arise when a quick, or hard decision needs to be made.
Leadership: Leadership is the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives. (schermerhorn.J, Hunt.J, Osborn.R, 2008, page 243) Autocratic Style: This is one of leadership style where the leader makes decision by his self, leader doesn’t take any idea from others, Leader makes decision from their own idea, The Autocratic leadership style use when you have a very short deadline and without consulting with members of group you want to finish at time, Autocratic style uses when leader has more knowledge and leader knows how to manage their people to achieve the goal, But sometime autocratic style can also be a problematic style because when leader is not consulting with their employees and take decision on their own idea, the employees can be discourage. Autocratic leadership is helpful in some cases, when decisions need to be made fast without discussing with a member of organization. Some departments require solid leadership in order to achieve the goal quickly, some time a strong leader who uses an autocratic style can take charge of the group, This type of leadership mostly uses in military, because they have to take action in a specific time, Military leader may actually prefer an autocratic style. Military leaders are focus on performing specific jobs without worrying about making difficult
He said “I consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me.” (Source 9). Amin then declared himself “Commander of the British Empire.” (Source 11). Throughout the Amin regime, increasing fear led to a major increase in arrogance in Amin. His extreme arrogance led him to refuse to accept anyone else’s thoughts, ways or opinions which led him to an extremely brutal, harsh and ruthless rule over his people, his country and other political leaders of the
The autocratic leadership style allows managers to make decisions alone without the input of subordinates. Managers possess total authority and impose their will on employees (Simpson, 2012:13). No one challenges the decisions of autocratic leaders. This leadership style benefits employees who require close supervision (Maseti and Gumede, 2011: 1481). Autocratic leadership style is slowly becoming outdated (Maseti and Gumede, 2011: 1481).
It helps to reduce resistance to change and increases the acceptance of management’s idea. This type of leadership reduces the number of grievances of people. 3.2 PERSONAL CONTEXT: Personally I feel that democratic style of leadership is fair in the sense that the followers are given rights to participate in decision making. In my family, all members of the family are involved in decision making of some situations even though at the end my husband and I have the final say. This have led to my kids been open with suggestions as they know that their views will be considered and they all work to see that tasks in the home are completed easily.
The difference between being a manager and being a leader is straightforward. Management is a profession while leadership is a calling. The manager uses a formal, balanced strategy whilst the leader uses enthusiasm and stirs emotions. Individuals naturally and willingly follow leaders because of their charisma and personality traits, while a manager is obeyed because of the formal power vested in him/her. A manager might just have gotten his position of power through time and reliability given to the organization, not as a consequence of his authority qualities.