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AUTOCRATIC LEADERSHIP

A Brief Introduction

Leadership is the art of commanding people, attracting followers and positively influencing
mindsets and behaviors.
Leader is one who influences others positively, guiding them toward a common goal for success.
What characterizes a leader is the ability to lead the team, their vision for the future and their
commitment.
Going straight to the point, talking about autocratic leadership, is a type of leadership that is
characterized by the control of an individual, the leader, over all decisions and by little consultation
with the opinions of the team members. Usually, autocratic leaders make choices based on their
own ideas and judgments, and rarely accept advice from followers. Autocratic leadership involves
absolute control and authoritarianism about a group.

Autocratic Leadership X Democratic Leadership

Autocratic leadership is better than democratic leadership, for the following reasons:

Domination: the autocratic leader is dominant, that is, a leader endowed with the strength
to win or conquer, is a person who has preponderance, power to control, contrary to
democratic leadership where the leaders sometimes do not recognize the leader.
Autocratics are good at making quick decisions and can produce better results when they
are needed. They mobilize the team toward a common vision and focus on ultimate goals,
unlike the democratic leadership that takes in decision-making, which, being collective,
takes more time to be deliberate.
Aristocratic leadership works great when the team needs a new vision because
circumstances change, for example. They can inspire an enterprising and enthusiastic spirit
to fulfill a mission.
Aristocratic leadership brings some advantages to the organization that uses it, such as:
faster decision making, decreased team stress (because the leader has full control), work
processes tend to become simpler and more productive (When the leader is present), and
subordinates can become highly skilled at performing certain tasks.
The autocratic leader deems himself indispensable, deals well with novices (young
inexperienced) showing that only his way of doing things is correct. He takes a very
patronizing stance, feeling happy to note that others depend on him, different from
democratic leadership, where a very young and inexperienced team tends not to perform
well in the hands of a democratic leader.
Autocratic leadership is appropriate in a crisis with problematic people that are hampering
the company's performance, while democratic leadership has a serious difficulty making
decisions in times of crisis.
Autocratic leadership allows group members to become highly skilled at performing
certain tasks. Work processes are simplified (less bureaucracy, fewer people involved in
decision making, faster identification of less efficient areas). In democratic leadership there
are Conflicts of worldview and sometimes a "crushing" of discordant minorities, who must
accept the will of the majority and follow what has been decided by it.