Leadership In Human Resource Management

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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 is the combination of three parties; the presidential directives, congressional cooperation and private enterprise. One of the successful laissez-faire leaders is Warren Buffett. “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield” (Buffett, 2011, p.
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