W4: Leader Styles and Leader Focus

This week’s content discussed some of the behavioral theories of leadership and their ethical implications. Consider and comment on the following questions:

  1. Of the Iowa Study leadership styles (autocratic, democratic, and laissez faire), which style is most appealing to you? Are any of the styles ethically superior to any of the others? Why or why not?
  2. With respect to the Michigan and Ohio Studies, do you think leaders who focus more on followers than on the job at hand are more ethical than other leaders? Is a balance better than being partial to one of the two dimensions? Given that the results of these studies were slightly different, which do you think got it mostright?


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