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Autocratic and Democratic Leaders

Name the U.S. leadership styles and explain each of them. Americans appreciate two kinds of leaders that generally fall into one or both styles of leadership: autocratic versus democratic. What are the traits of an autocratic leader versus a democratic leader, and is one type of leadership better than the other?

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The basic US leadership styles are autocratic and democratic. The traits of an autocratic leader include a dominating figure that makes nearly all of the decisions for an ...