What are the different leadership styles and qualities of a manager

Updated: Feb 21

There are (3) three leadership styles


  1. Autocratic Management

  2. Democratic Management

  3. Laissez-faire Management

What qualities should a manager have

  1. Leadership

  2. Organizational skills

  3. Communication skills

  4. Responsible

  5. Accountable

  6. Patience

  7. Approachable/Friendly

  8. Supportive & encouraging

  9. Thoughtful/Emphatic


Autocratic Management


A management style where superiors direct subordinates in all decision-making activities and expect it to be followed exactly as instructed without question. This management style does not welcome opinion or ideas by employees and will not tolerate any challenge on the decisions made. Some subordinates however, may not be satisfied as they are unable to participate in decision-making, resulting to demotivation.


Democratic Management


Democratic management involves consultation between subordinates and superiors in decision-making. Ideas and feedback from subordinates are welcomed and openly discussed and used for consideration when making decisions. However, this process may slow decision-making, resulting to inefficiency.


Laissez-Faire Management


Subordinates are left to make most or all decisions on their own, as to how they think it is best and appropriate to execute their work. As such, there is high participation by all employees in decision-making, encouraging ownership and creativity among employees. However, decisions may not be well coordinated, as there are no clear direction. This may result to wastage.



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