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    The secret to being a successful manager is to use good communication skills that create a positive image. What are three leadership styles? Give examples of each. Select a leadership style you feel comfortable with as an employee and explain why.

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    Behavioural theories focus on how leaders behave. Do they dictate what needs to be done and expect cooperation orr do they involve the team in decisions to encourage acceptance and support?

    In the 1930s, Kurt Lewin developed a leadership framework based on a leader's decision-making behavior. Lewin argued that there are three types of leaders:

    1. Autocratic leaders make decisions without consulting their teams. This is considered appropriate when decisions genuinely need to be taken quickly, when there's no need for input, and when team agreement isn't necessary for a successful outcome. This style is used when leaders tell their employees what they want done and how they want it accomplished, without getting the advice of their followers. Some of the appropriate conditions to use it is when you have all the information to solve the problem, you are short on time, and your employees are well ...

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    This solution provides a detailed discussion of three leadership styles and provides examples of each.

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