The true value of leadership in decision making is the ability to take a holistic approach, combining the strengths and perspectives of all involved while taking into account the potential risks and impacts on those affected. Leaders have the capacity to ensure that decisions are made in an ethical, thoughtful manner with consideration for everyone’s well-being.
What is the true value of leadership in decision making? How do individuals with the different leadership styles described in your Learning Resources make decisions? Using examples from your own personal work experience, how are those decisions perceived by teammates or other employees based on the different leadership styles? What leadership style do you believe is most effective in a health care setting of your choice?
Individuals who use Autocratic or Directive leadership styles typically make decisions quickly and decisively. They focus on the end result first and foremost while giving little room for discussion or input from others. On the other hand, individuals using a Participative or Democratic style will involve their team in decision-making processes, encouraging reflection and allowing people to contribute ideas. This can often lead to slower decisions since more opinions must be considered but can also create stronger agreements due to higher levels of buy-in from team members. Finally, Laissez Faire leaders tend to give their teams more autonomy when it comes to deciding how tasks should be completed; they provide guidance only when needed instead of leading every step of way which allows teams greater freedom in figuring out solutions themselves.