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Leadership style is the manner in which a leader provides directions, implement plans, and motivate people or a team to achieve a goal (Newlink, 1997). After reading the course work study and taking a leadership style quiz on the web. (About.com, 2014). It is my conclusion that my leadership style is participative. In Participative leadership style, members of the group are allowed to identify goals and develop strategies to reach the goal. As a participative leader, I do not shove my ideals into my member’s throats or impose my decision on everyone. Though the final decision rested with me, each member of the group is still giving an opportunity to express their view and knowledge of the task at hand. Each member’s suggestion is taken into account and the final decision is made based on the suggestions. Therefore, I serve as a facilitator, not a dictator.
A1a. Strength:
Major Key strengths of participative leadership style are job satisfaction and productivity. When employees are given the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process in an organization; it increases their morale and gives them the sense of inclusion. The employees will likely develop a sense of commitment to the organization, as well as increase their job performances resulting in overall organizational productivity. When employees notice their employers are involving them in the company’s decision making process, their job satisfaction level will be increased benefiting the company in the end.
Another valuable strength of participative leadership style is better decision making. As the old saying goes,” two heads are better than one” when it comes to decision making. This is the reason why the board of directors is more than one person. It is imposs...

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...ree leadership styles discussed are different, each of the styles has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, there are some similarities between the styles that present an opportunity for synergism. Identifying the potentials and capitalizing on them will positively increase the team productivity. It is obvious the three leadership styles have the desire to arrive at a concrete and educative decision and influence the team with directions.
The team can capitalize on each leader’s desire to achieve its goal by acknowledging the importance of collaboration within the team with freedom (participative, laissez-faire leadership style), and the importance of giving adequate and educative directions (Autocratic style). The inclusion of the three leadership styles will satisfy each leader, gives value to their styles and ultimately increase the team’s productivity

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