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Leadership styles autocratic vs participative

Identify two well-known leaders who used different styles of leadership. Specifically, identify one leader who leaned more towards the autocratic decision-making process and another leader who leaned more towards participative leadership. You can use examples from any field, as long as both leaders are from the same general field or leadership position.
Provide an overview of each leader and their leadership skills. Which leader was more effective overall in their position? Why?
What were the strengths and weaknesses of the leader who used a more autocratic style of leadership? Why?
What were the strengths and weaknesses of the leader who used a more participative leadership style? Why?
Do you believe that their occupations can be handled better through one particular form of leadership—participative or autocratic? Why?
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Provide an overview of each leader and their leadership skills. Which leader was more effective overall in their position? Why?
President Nixon and President Clinton
Nixon was an autocratic leader. He held tightly to the reins, making decisions and taking credit and also blame for decisions. Part of his behaviors came from decisions about the War in Vietnam were polarizing and required tough decisions. He was insular in his decision making process and his life. He believed only he could so the things he did and he was the only one who could have created relations with China and the Soviet Union. His belief in himself was phenomenal. He was imperious, even with his advisors and supporters in the Republican party. He made decisions, often unpopular ones, and always considered that his say was the only one that counted. This of course led to his downfall, when he had to face the fact that others controlled the investigations and outcomes of the Watergate incident. He did understand that humans have problems and that human rights must be considered ...

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Using two presidents, a comparison of leadership styles.

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