Laissez-Faire Leadership

Laissez-Faire Leadership

A management style in which the manager provides little or no oversight to employees. The manager may be available to answer questions, but, in general, lets the employees perform their work. Laissez-faire leadership works best with employees who are highly competent and/or experienced.
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Job satisfaction and Work Motivation under laissez-faire leadership style
Laissez-faire leadership is a nonauthoritarian style in which leaders typically are hands-off, allowing employees to make most of their own business decisions.
To what extent do the secondary school principals in the sample demonstrate authoritative, democratic and laissez-faire leadership styles?
Even though, the laissez-faire leadership style gives the opportunity to individuals to have dominant roles in decision-making.
"Transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles: A meta-analysis comparing women and men", Psychological Bulletin, 95, 2003, pp.569-591.
Rauthmann: Leading yourself and leading others: Linking self-leadership to transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(4), 436-449 (2013)
Thus, laissez-faire leadership style has negative opinion whereas a leader expects the followers to work on many tasks their own way with least monitor and supervision.
In certain technical areas, Shaikh Zayed followed laissez-faire leadership style.
3.2.3 Laissez-faire Leadership: Eagly and Carli (2003) and Kouzes and Posner (2003) reported that the laissez-faire leader allows the members to work on their own with little or no involvement from the leader.
Laissez-faire leadership also known as delegative leadership, is a type of leadership style in which leaders are hands-off and allow group members to make the decisions.
Overall, the literature suggests that transactional and transformational leadership styles positively influence team performance, while the laissez-faire leadership style, also called non-leadership, negatively influences or does not influence team performance.