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Styles of leadership


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Styles of leadership

  1. 1. Styles of Leadership S.G.Isave, Asst. Professor, Tilak College of Education, Pune-30
  2. 2. Concept of Style• A distinctive manner of expression.• A set of rules.• Consistent practices.• Roles of Head and manager.19/3/2012 2
  3. 3. Concept of Style• Fixation of Duties and responsibilities.• Nature Positive and negative motivations.• Rigidity and flexibility in rules.19/3/2012 3
  4. 4. Main styles of Leadership StylesAuthoritarian Democratic19/3/2012 4
  5. 5. Authoritarian / Autocratic• Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.19/3/2012 5
  6. 6. Features of Autocratic style• Centralised powers.• Rigidity in rules.• Work centred.• Result oriented.19/3/2012 6
  7. 7. Features of Autocratic style• Less freedom to members.• Leader is a boss.• Leader decides, members follow.• Leadership is beyond questions.19/3/2012 7
  8. 8. Advantages• More importance to task.• Highest work efficiency can be achieved.• Effective to gain sort term goal.• Interpersonal grievances are less.• All processes become faster.19/3/2012 8
  9. 9. Disadvantages• Less satisfaction to members.• Only Technical fulfilment is done. Members involvement may be less.• Staff mobility is more.• Long term success cant be achieved.19/3/2012 9
  10. 10. Disadvantages• Leader’s ego in more important than work.• Target may shift from task to boss.• Creativity and innovativeness in depressed.19/3/2012 10
  11. 11. Disadvantages• Best quality cant be achieved, because members intel isn’t used by leader.• Decisions may not comprehensive.• Useful management concepts Human rights, Human resource are denied.19/3/2012 11
  12. 12. Features of Democratic style• Decentralised power.• Division of authorities.• Correlation of duties and responsibilities.• Cooperative decision making.19/3/2012 12
  13. 13. Features of Democratic style• Trust on members abilities.• Importance to deferent opinion.• Tolerance of failure.• Discussion is a primary way of solution.19/3/2012 13
  14. 14. Advantages• Working environment remains healthy and satisfactory.• Innovativeness and creativity is motivated.• Human treated as a resource not as a machine.19/3/2012 14
  15. 15. Advantages• Stress less environment motivate to contribute your best.• Objectivity and transparency.• Organization survives for long period.• Quality of work would be better.19/3/2012 15
  16. 16. Disadvantages• Slow work progress.• More conflict less work.• Less work more payment.• More discussion less action.• Disadvantages of freedom.• Person oriented Decisions than task.19/3/2012 16
  17. 17. Disadvantages• No accountability.• High co-dependency.• High impact of caste, religion, language, region, race etc.• More political interference.19/3/2012 17
  18. 18. Thanks19/3/2012 18