Chapter 5 Participative Leadership and Empowerment

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand different forms of participative leadership and empowerment.

  • Understand the major findings in research on consequences of participative leadership.

  • Understand the situations in which participative leadership is most likely to be effective.

  • Understand when and how to use consultation.

  • Understand the potential benefits and risks of delegation.

  • Understand when and how to use delegation.

Making decisions is one of the most important functions performed by leaders. Many of the activities of managers and administrators involve making and implementing decisions. Participative leadership involves efforts ...

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