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People oriented •Rule follower•Commonly used for uniform businesses •Routine jobs •Things that don’t change over time
Negative Parts of Bureaucratic Leadership•Lack of flexibility and creativity•Lack teamwork•Bureaucratic Leadership
Democratic Leadership •Open in collegial style of running a team•Ideas move freely•Dynamic and rapidly changing environments •Encouraging people•Communicate decisions •Flexibility •Explain but don’t apologize
Good Fits for Democratic Leadership•Creative groups•Consulting •Much of the service industry•Education
Laissez-faire •Delegative leadership•Leaders are hands off•Generally leads to the lowest productivity among group members
Positive and Negatives of Laissez-faire•Positives•Effective when group members are •Highly skilled•Motivated•Capable of working on their own•Negatives•Not ideal when group members lack the knowledge or experience •Projects can go off track•Deadlines can be missed
Real-World Example•Herbert Hainer: Chairman & CEO, Adidas •What leadership style(s) are used in the Adidas corporate structure?