Type of leadership in which the final decision always rests with the leader; employees are subject to the decisions it makes. Here is a comparison of Authoritarian, Democratic and Laissez-faire Leadership:
|Authoritarian leadership||Democratic leadership||Laissez-faire leadership|
|Definition||Type of leadership in which the final decision always rests with the leader; employees are subject to the decisions it makes.||Type of leadership in which decisions are made as a team with the preeminence of the manager in order to stimulate discussion and reflection in the group.||A type of leadership in which the leader lets the members of his group make the decisions for themselves. It encourages creativity and group solidarity.|
2. Engage in participation;
3. Develop collective creativity,
4. Improves innovation.
|1. Efficient and profitable in certain situations;|
2. Motivation and employee investment;
3. Develops autonomy, creativity, innovation and responsibility.
|Disadvantages||1. Not very motivating;|
2. Not very creative;
3. Is not rewarding for the employee;
4. Many concepts and ideas lost.
|1. Inappropriate in times of crisis;|
2. Takes time.
|1. Little cause stress for the employee in relation to his responsibilities;|
2. Few generate false ideas about the leader (relinquishes his responsibilities);
3. Takes time.