Laissez Faire Leadership Style

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Leadership is an important aspect in our life. It is all started within a basic unit of family which the father held the responsibilities as a leader that lead family towards happiness. Leadership skills also been practiced at the primary school level where there are class monitor or class president who is in charge of the class. The major aspect is for government where a leader is elected or appointed in order to rule the country. Leadership style is classified as the way leaders perform their role and how their action and attitude toward members of the group (Mullin, 1999). In scope of Human Resource, leadership is one of the most important factor in any organizations. Successful organization depends on how leaders lead and managing the organization.…show more content…
This skill describe as the act of the leader in letting the workers or employee to make decisions and complete their work according to the way they think that fits them. This type of leadership minimizes the leader involvement in decision makings. According to Robbins and Coulter (2014) laisser-faire style is a leader who lets the group make decisions and complete the work in whatever way it sees fit. There are a few characteristics of laissez-faire style. Cherry (2016) mentioned that there are four characteristics of laissez-faire leadership style. The first characteristics is the employee will get only little guidance from the leader. The second characteristics is the employee has freedom to make decisions without hesitation to apply what they feel right. This is because the employees know many things on how to perform the work better than the employer. The leaders provide and prepare for the resources and the equipment needed in order to fulfill the employee needs. Although the employee makes the decision but the leader still follow the progress and give guideline to their employee. Gill (2014) stated that laissez-faire leadership style is mostly used in creative businesses or in product development. Laissez-faire leadership style is developed by Kurt Lewin. Example of laissez-faire leadership style is transcontinental railroad. There is no single individual responsible for building the North American railway system. This…show more content…
Based on Christina Boateng’s study (as cited in Bass & Avolio, 1994) transformational leadership is a progression that transforms the organization by changing followers to leaders and leaders to agents of change. A change is constant when practicing this type of leadership as the leader is looking forward and guides the followers to keep improving themselves in order to make out the best performance for the employees and organization. A leader is more advanced in doing things than others in the organization. There are a few characteristics of transformational leadership. Firstly, the transformational leader has an idealized influence. A leader’s charismatic that involved the followers’ respect and trust which leads to the followers’ loyalty. The second characteristic is as an inspirational motivation. A transformational leader always inspires others in creating new ideas and finding the best ways in achieving goals which have been designed from the start. The followers will believe in their abilities and optimist about the future as the leaders have encouraged them. One of the visionary aspects of leadership that can drive followers toward their goals is communication skills that can make the vision intelligible, powerful and engaging. Thirdly, individualized consideration is one of the most important characteristics that a transformational leader
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