February 21, 2014

Leadership and Democracy

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Democracy is critical in leadership, but it is not necessary. If we take the the tenet of power do we really believe that managers are demorcatic? The fact remains that authoritarian leadership is used across all aspects of business, OK so in some companies there are diluted forms with some say, but this idea of democratic leaders is a false ideology, otherwise we would be hearing about average Joe the cleaner producing the next big idea! Through my time learning about leadership and Human Resource Management (HRM) it is clear that whilst the idea of being democratic is there, the reality is authoritarian all the way. Despite what academics, business staff and everyones favourite meddlers trade unions think about leaders being democratic the fact remains that authoritarian leadership style brings results. Anybody that thinks the leaders of Apple and Microsoft, 2 of the worlds biggest companies ever were democratic needs to assess their views on leadership and what about investors such as Warren Buffet, do we really think he willy-nilly lets other people decide what happens with his money not a chance. It is clear no matter what people wish to portray business as, that it is a profit making environment and money counts, as they say "cash is king". Of course this is only a viewpoint, there are many counter arguements I'm sure but blogs are for opinions and this is one here.

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