March 29, 2011


Democratic leadership is among many of the leadership styles that we have come across during this module. During one of the simulation, one of the group leaders also got the role of a democratic leader. Although a democratic style of leadership does seem very just and fair because its major aspect is the involvement and participation of the group members in all decision making and everything is done with proper consultation and agreement of the members involved but it also has some drawbacks that might affect decision making. For example the involvement of all the members in every decision and handling many different point of views is not always effective sometimes it also might lead to confusion because people might not come up with a proper solution or way forward with a lot of solutions on the table and the leader not playing a role which is not as powerful and influential as it is in some other styles.

So, whenever we talk about different leadership styles, it is important to realize that there are always some positives and some discrepancies attached and there is no perfect solution to all the problems that we face. We should always look at the shortcomings and also the given context, while selecting theories because that might help us in choosing, maybe the most appropriate one in that given situation.   

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