laissez-faire leadership

  

Definition

A non-authoritarian leadership style. Laissez faire leaders try to give the least possible guidance to subordinates, and try to achieve control through less obvious means. They believe that people excel when they are left alone to respond to their responsibilities and obligations in their own ways.

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  • Laissez-faire leadership occurs when supervisors take less of a hands on approach and allow their employees to work and complete their tasks with little to no guidance.

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