MMDI™ Leadership Styles
Participative leaders achieve through people, through team work, and through collective involvement in the task. Participative leadership involves engendering ownership amongst the follower group so that they feel jointly responsible for the direction taken and its achievement. Participative leaders make people feel valued as an integral part of the team, and make the group itself become the focus for the team, so that they achieve through their relationships and cooperative teamwork.
Examples of participative leaders include facilitators, social workers, arbitrators and group therapists. A facilitator, for example, seeks to involve everyone in the process so that whole team forms its own conclusions collectively through dialogue and collaboration. A facilitator may draw on other techniques that could be associated with other leadership styles, such as analysing the group process (leadership theory) or defining group boundaries (executive leadership). However, these styles would be secondary if the overall or dominant purpose is to engender, within the group, ownership of any outcomes.
Participative leadership is the preferred style of ESFJs and ENFJs. It makes use of the Jungian function Feeling, in an extraverted direction. There is an optional leadership pack that examines your use of each of the leadership styles and how you can develop.
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