Likert’s Leadership Styles

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Likert’s Leadership Styles

  1. 1. LIKERT’S LEADERSHIP STYLES
  2. 2. Leadership styles can be identified through:  how authority is used  how a leader relates to others  how employees minds and muscles are used  how a leader communicates
  3. 3. Good Leadership: Establishes a climate and system of management Makes optimum use of human assets and their behavioral aspects
  4. 4. EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION
  5. 5. achieved: Maximum profitability Good labor relations High productivity
  6. 6. Description
  7. 7. Rensis Likert identified four main styles of leadership, in particular around decision-making and the degree to which people are involved in the decision. Rensis Likert identified four main styles of leadership, in particular around decision-making and the degree to which people are involved in the decision.
  8. 8. Exploitative Authoritative Benevolent Authoritative Consultative Participative Leadership Styles
  9. 9. Exploitative- authoritative Management uses fear and threats; communication is top down with most decisions taken at the top; superiors and subordinates are distant
  10. 10. Benevolent authoritative Management uses rewards; , information flowing upward is restricted to what management wants to hear and while policy decisions come from the top some prescribed decisions may be delegated to lower levels, superiors expect subservience lower down.
  11. 11. Management offers rewards, occasional punishments; big decisions come from the top while there is some wider decision making involvement in details and communication is downward while critical upward communication is cautious. Consultative
  12. 12. Management encourages group participation and involvement in setting high performance goals with some economic rewards; communication flows in all directions and is open and frank with decision making through group processes with each group linked to others by persons who are members of more than one group called linking pins; and subordinates and superiors are close. The result is high productivity and better industrial relations. Participative

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