Participative Leadership Is Empowering, Democratic, And Power Sharing

838 Words Jul 24th, 2015 4 Pages
Introduction
Giving the team a voice, allowing them to illustrate their strength, and initiating the best results a leader can achieve, all stem from Participative leadership. Seeking involvement from employees boosts their moral and motivates the employees to be more committed to the project. Participative leaders utilize all the resources available by implementing a decision based on all gathered information. Changing minds (2015) states participative leadership is empowering, democratic, and power-sharing giving each person involved the opportunity to make a difference.
Style of Leadership: Participative Leader
According to the style of leadership I scored highest in participative leadership. As a participative leader I allow employees, management, and other team members the opportunity to voice their opinions and suggestions about a specific task and utilize those suggestions to make the final decision. Woodcock (2011) suggest this is a strong leadership style that typically obtains the respect of their team members. Utilizing this type of leadership style allows flexibility and individual responsibility among the team; however, working together is essential to the task outcomes.
When I first started my career in leadership roles I would have said this style of leadership was not my preferred type. Now over the years I have come to value many opinions and suggestions, it makes for a stronger outcome. I am not surprised by the outcome of the assessment and feel it fits…

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