Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic


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If a group's main goal is to finish a project as efficiently as possible, which type of leader are they likely to prefer?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true of laissez-faire decision-making?

2. Brenda supervises a large group of employees and frequently encourages them to be creative and to use teamwork to solve problems. She listens to her employees before making a decision. Which of the following describes Brenda's style of leadership decision-making?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how management can lead, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the three main leadership styles. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include when finishing the project as quickly as possible is the main focus of a group and the characteristics of laissez-faire decision-making.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • When quick project completion is most important
  • Characteristics of laissez-faire decision-making
  • Traits of expressive leaders

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the laissez-faire leadership style and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a leadership style based on a provided example
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson titled Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the two different types of groups of management
  • Understand the characteristics of the instrumental group
  • Explain the features of the expressive group of leaders
  • Describe what makes the leaders from the two camps different
  • Appreciate the three basic styles of leadership