Leadership And Autocratic Style: Different Types Of Leadership

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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

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