SS144 Unit 5 Discussion
You have probably noticed that some groups to which you have belonged were able to get a task done very effectively, while other groups seemed to lack direction and purpose. When you think about it, you can probably attribute much of the group’s effectiveness to the leader’s decision-making style. For this Discussion, you will have a chance to assess your own leadership style as well as to reflect on the one under which you feel that you do your best work.
Post a referenced, complete response to the Discussion topic after you have completed your reading. Also, respond to at least two peers by drawing a conclusion, asking a question, or offering additional resources on the topic.
Briefly describe each of the three leadership styles. If you could choose the leadership style of your next or current supervisor, which style would you choose? Explain why you prefer that leadership style. Describe a work situation when you worked under a leadership style that did not work well for you. How would you describe your own leadership style? Give an example of a time when you acted in this leadership style, and explain the outcome of the group’s efforts
The three leadership styles are authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire.
Authoritarian: The authoritarian leader focuses on instrumental concerns. This leadership style would take charge of a situation and make a decision, demanding that the members they are the leader of conforming to the decision, despite the inevitable dislike this leadership style will gain them. This person can typically be trusted to act quickly and efficiently in a crisis.