Leadership Styles: Autocratic Leadership

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Course features
  • Category: Leadership
  • Course Length: 10 minutes
  • Series: Leadership Styles 
  • Video Length: 3.5 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Checklist of When to Use an Autocratic Approach
Course overview
In this micro course you’ll learn what autocratic leadership is—including its key features, strengths, and weaknesses. Then, you’ll learn when this style works best and how to leverage the approach in three steps. 
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course learning objectives
  • Identify and define autocratic leadership 
  • Effectively use autocratic leadership
  • Leverage the autocratic approach
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

Leading with strengths vs weaknesses

"Autocratic Leadership" will teach you the autocratic approach to leadership. When creating workplace policies, does your team pick the methods, or do you? Do you encourage debate, or is your word the only word? Those following the autocratic framework adhere to a “Do as I say” philosophy, rather than a “What do you think?” approach. These leaders run a tight ship, and they expect their team to listen, obey, and fall in line. 

Under the right circumstances, autocratic leadership is a necessary style for steady precision. But in the wrong environment, it can dissuade teams and stifle ingenuity. Learn how to spot the right setting and make the method work for you.
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Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author