Identify two well-known leaders who used different styles of leadership. Specifically, identify one leader who leaned more towards the autocratic decision-making process and another leader who leaned more towards participative leadership. You can use examples from any field, as long as 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.
- 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 style of leadership? Why?
- What were the strengths and weaknesses of the leader who used a more participative leadership style? Why?
- Do you believe that their occupations can be handled better through one particular form of leadership—participative or autocratic? Why?