The Strengths Of A Participative Leadership Style

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A1. Leadership Style Leadership is the ability to provide vision and guidance for a group of people to follow a defined mission or to accomplish predetermined objectives. In reviewing the 8 leadership styles, I would classify myself as having a participative leadership style. “Participatory leadership is a style of management where decisions are made with the most feasible amount of participation from those who are affected by the decisions.” ("Participative Leadership Style: Definition, Theory & Examples - Video & Lesson Transcript | Education Portal," n.d.) The participative leadership style is comprised of three subtypes: democratic, consensus, and consultative. Consultative leaders work collectively with the group members to derive a…show more content…
Strengths
One of the strengths of participative leadership is that is does allow for collaborative participation amongst the group members. As the leader engages each of the members, in one facet or another, their skills, creativity and talents are developed. This provides advantages for the manager to understand each member’s traits and qualities in order to provide training for continued development.
A second strength is the value being added to the organization from each member’s contributions and development of their own leadership skills. This strength allows for members to become recognized with their impressive qualities which would allow for succession to existing leadership roles or new roles as they become available. This is an advantage to the organization by building strong foundational skills for future success of the organization as well as the employee.

A1b. Weaknesses
Participative leadership does provide its own weaknesses. Once weakness is the extensive amount of time used to deliberate issues, which for some organization is very costly. The number of employees multiplied by the hours each member gives, multiplied by their salaries can cause the participative leadership style to be counter-productive and inefficient in terms of time, resources and money spent to seek

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