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Authoritarian leadership: Definition and explanation


What is authoritarian leadership? Authoritarian leadership refers to any situation where a leader keeps hold of as much power and authority as possible. Also known as coercive or dictatorial leadership, authoritarian leaders, tend to keep all the decision-making authority to themselves and make the decisions about policies, procedures, tasks, structures, rewards and punishment themselves. The […]

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How employee creativity is affected by authoritarian leadership

Research Briefing

Keywords: creativity, employee creativity, leadership, authoritarian leadership, LMX, leader-member exchange, power distance, team identification, innovation A series of recent studies (2013, 2015 and 2017) found that one of the primary factors affecting employee creativity is the style of management and leadership they are under. Whilst much research effort has been placed on investigating the impact […]

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