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Types of Leadership: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Consider the different leadership styles outlined below. What are some of the representative behaviors associated with each style of leadership? What are some of the benefits and drawbacks to each particular style?

1.) Task vs Person Leadership
2.) Transactional vs Transformational Leadership
3.) Active vs Passive Leadership
4.) Autocratic vs Democratic Leadership

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Leadership in an organization is essential for the existence of an organization and for achieving a competitive advantage in the consistently changing market. Leaders exhibit leadership qualities, and are the role model for their entire group. Their team generally gravitates toward and naturally follows them. There are various leadership styles, discussed below:

1. Person/People Centered Leadership Behavior Vs. Task-Centered Leadership Behaviors

People centered leaders' focus on the human needs of the team; they believe in team development and strengthening the relationships between the team. People-centered leaders demonstrate support for their employees and facilitate positive interactions amongst employees to minimize conflicts in the team. Leaders support and interaction comprise the two underlying dimensions of people-centered leadership style behaviors.

While goal-emphasis and work facilitation are the two main dimensions of task-centered leadership behaviors, task-centered leaders focus on scheduling, organizing, managing and accomplishing the task by increasing the efficiency of team. Goal emphasis and work facilitation are the main two dimensions of ...

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