Participative Leadership

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Participative Leadership by Mind Map: Participative Leadership

1. How Participative Leadership can be Demonstrated in School/Peer Leadership.

1.1. When acting, the leader of the group asks the students how to execute something (either the play, the song, the dance, or the props) and everyone in the play can think of ideas and express their ideas

1.2. When working on a group project, the leader of the group taking leadership and asking for everyone's input and then as a group deciding what is the best for them

1.3. When choosing a song for dancing (multiculti), the leader may ask students to recommend songs for their dance, and then later the whole group can vote for what song they want to dance to

2. Pros and Cons

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. Increases morale of students/staff

2.1.2. More collaboration and less competitiveness because you are all pitching in ideas

2.1.3. There will be more creative solutions/ideas

2.1.4. People feel valued and not left out, all ideas count!

2.1.5. Being more motivated towards a goal

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. Slower decision making

2.2.2. Introverts do not thrive in this kind of environment since you are kind of forced to share your ideas

2.2.3. The leader may feel as though he has no power or influence within the group

2.2.4. Takes a lot of time. energy, and planning

3. What is it

3.1. Also known as democratic leadership

3.2. The leader asks the team for ideas and inputs for a certain thing

3.3. instead of making the decision and ideas all by themselves

3.4. So members of groups will feel more included

4. Examples

4.1. In a business, staff may give a problem to employees and employees need to brainstorm ways on how to solve the problem and have one definitive way to solve it

4.2. When programming games with a team, the first thing the team must do is brainstorm ideas and how they want this game to look, what features they want to add, and what kind of game it is. In order for this to be successful, the whole programming team must pitch in ideas and express their ideas and thoughts afterwards

4.3. When students go out to eat/go shopping, most students will express where they want to go and where they want to eat/go shopping, and based on the opinions, they will decide where they are going together

5. Qualities a participative leader needs

5.1. They are not judgmental. If participative leaders are judgmental to everyone's ideas, then no one would pitch in ideas

5.2. Must have a creative mind

5.3. Honest/genuine with people

5.4. Courageous. Typically, leaders have pitch in their ideas first

5.5. Empowered. Leaders need to know how to make someone feel more comfortable in the environment if they are not uncomfortable sharing.

6. Famous participative leaders/companies

6.1. George Washington

6.2. Abraham Lincoln

6.3. Thomas Jefferson

6.4. John F. Kennedy

6.5. Google

6.6. Amazon