Week 2 Project: Leadership Styles
Identify two well-known leaders who used different leadership styles. Specifically, identify one leader who leaned more towards the autocratic decision-making process and another who leaned more towards participative leadership. You can use examples from any field if both leaders are from the same general field or leadership position. Several examples have been presented in this week’s material; your text has others.
Respond to the following questions in a Microsoft Word document:
- Provide an overview of each leader and their leadership skills. Which leader was more effective overall in their position? Why?
- What were the strengths and weaknesses of the leader who used a more autocratic leadership style? Why?
- What were the strengths and weaknesses of the leader who used a more participative leadership style? Why?
- Do you believe their occupations can be handled better through one particular form of leadership—participative or autocratic? Why?