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Dodgers win the series.Ginni Rometty:As CEO of IBM since 2012, Rometty has demonstrated a methodical approach to managing and a democratic/participative leadership style. She has made the tough decisions expected of IBM CEOs, such as selling its profitable but slowing server business and reducing staff. She has also committed resourcesto IBM’s big data efforts. IBM is partnering with healthcare companies, government enterprises and social media firms to leverage its strengths in cognitive computing.Muhtar Kent:Known as a democratic/participative leader, Kent is CEO and chairman of the board at Coca-Cola. He has a reputation for seeking input from others on key decisions. Kent has an inclusive style that reflects his commitment to diversity. The New York-born executive is as committed to improving managerial processes and manufacturing efficiencies as he is to teamwork. He worked his way up the corporate ladder, in part, by doubling Coca-Cola’s bottling operations output. As CEO, Kent built collaborative management teams to address slowing sales growth and tackled challenges from global competitors, reflecting a blend of autocratic and democratic styles.
A major characteristic among democratic/participative leaders is inclusiveness. Democratic leaders seek participation from a wide range of people, including women. Watch this video of Coca-Cola’s Kent discussing his views on diversity in the workplace.Democratic/participatory leadership quotesThese leaders are known as big innovators and strong collaborators. Many of them blended different leadership styles or evolved to adopt the characteristics of democratic leaders. Here are some quotations thatreveal their devotion to democratic and participatory leadership:Thomas Aquinas:“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”Jeff Bezos:“I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’snot just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense. But that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.”Dwight D. Eisenhower:“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”David Packard: “Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.”Steve Jobs:“One of the keys to Apple is Apple’s an incredibly collaborative company.”Ginny Rometty:“I ask everyone’s opinion when they don’t speak up. And then, when they have an opinion,I’ll ask others to talk about it.”Mahatma Gandhi:“Honest disagreement is a good sign of progress.”Tommy Lasorda:“I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it,not hard enough and it flies away.”William J. Mayo:“Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake. And also from the man who

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