Participative Leadership

Participative Leadership Power Point: Check it out!!

Participative Leadership is the style that we chose in our small group in class. We thought this was a successful leadership style because when people are able to participate in things we all believed that it helps employees to be more collaborative and there is less competition between employees. When everyone is participating from the workplace together it creates joint goals. Everyone is making decisions together and headed in the same direction. In our power point we provided a graph, which explains the level of being highly participative and the level of being autocratic which is not participative. Leaders who have a participative style tend to want to involve others in tasks and decisions within the firm.


Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership is defined as the “state of being committed to the truth.” Some benefits of Authentic Leadership, is it allows individuals to continually grow. It helps to create a more honest environment people become more honest with themselves and the people they connect with daily. Here is a quote I thought was a great explanation of Authentic Leadership:

            “An authentic leader is a person who chooses to live a life of integrity. They are not only honest in relationship with others but most importantly they are honest and true to themselves. Does this mean they don’t make mistakes? Of course they do..we are all human! And yet they have the courage to take responsibility for their ways, learn and grow. Why? because they care!…They care about you, they care about me and they care about our world. ”

      (Kim Elkovich MD A Higher Self)

            According to the article, The Five Marks of Authentic Leadership, the five characteristics that influence this style of leadership are insight, initiative, influence, impact and integrity. To be authentic a leader must have a vision, as well as, wisdom and discernment. They must lead by example and at the end of the day have made a difference in what they were involved in.

Bio James MacGregor Burns

James MacGregor Burns was born August 3, 1918. He was a n inspiring man who looked for an approach to understand transformational leadership. Burns was one of the first authors to touch on a more philosophical approach to understanding and describing leadership. He was a political scientist, a historian, and a president biographer. Burns distinguished leadership scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for his biography. Burns focuses on research regarding the transformational leadership theory, which has a main focus on how leaders approach power. The transformational theory is as follows:

When one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality.

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