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Autocratic Leadership Theories

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

There are basically four different leadership styles. They are autocratic leadership, involving autocratic leadership, partial democratic leadership, and total democratic leadership.

In this article, we will be focusing on the two types of autocratic leadership.

The autocrat style is not as popular as it was in the 70s and 80s. The autocratic leader loves making all of the decisions and being on the front lines of an organization. Instead of motivating his leaders to follow, he drags them along.

Autocratic leaders are motivated their own internal instincts to make decisions. They think they are always right in the decisions that are made. It is really difficult for anyone to try and influence this type of leader. They act by their determination to do things the way that they want.

Leaders who use this style don't have much confidence in their followers. They don't trust their followers and rarely delegate. To make sure their decisions and orders are obeyed, autocratic leaders are known to make threats.

Followers of this type of leadership style usually consider autocratic leaders as strong. Followers are misled thinking that being ordered around equals leadership.

Nowadays, this type of leadership is not considered favorable. Current trends welcome other types of leaders that aren't so "bossy."

Involving autocratic leadership is a style that includes others' help. This type of leader understands that they can't do everything. They still like to make the decisions, but they try to convince others to accept them.

Involving autocrats use some of their time to discuss ideas with subordinates. They not only talk about their ideas, but also listen to others. In this way, they are quite a bit different from the pure Autocrat.

This leadership style also tries to build teams and they thrive on their charisma. Team members usually find themselves being pulled along the way, and sometimes enjoying it.

One thing that an involving Autocrat loves is the opportunity that they have to still get their way. This style isn't as forthright so followers are more willing to do what they are asked. In many ways, it doesn't take as much effort to bring people along.

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Nov 13, 2015 2:20am
Very interesting thanks for sharing.
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