Presentation on theme: "Unit 2: Team Leadership in the Uniformed Public Services"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 2: Team Leadership in the Uniformed Public Services
2 Lesson Objectives By the end of this lesson and guided reading you should be able to:Describe leadership styles and their use in the uniformed public services
3 P1(a) Produce a website describing the following leadership styles: authoritarian; democratic; laissez-faire; transactional; transformational; bureaucratic; people orientated; task orientated.(b) Your website must include reference to the leadership styles used in the uniformed public services.
4 A Leadership Story:A group of workers and their leaders are set a task of clearing a road through a dense jungle on a remote island to get to the coast where an estuary provides a perfect site for a port.The leaders organise the labour into efficient units and monitor the distribution and use of capital assets – progress is excellent. The leaders continue to monitor and evaluate progress, making adjustments along the way to ensure the progress is maintained and efficiency increased wherever possible.Then, one day amidst all the hustle and bustle and activity, one person climbs up a nearby tree. The person surveys the scene from the top of the tree.
5 And shouts down to the assembled group below… “Wrong Way!” A Leadership Story:And shouts down to the assembled group below…“Wrong Way!”“Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things”
6 What is LeadershipThe process of influencing others to work willingly towards an organisations goals
7 The Words of David Brent “If at first you don’t succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried.”
8 The Words of David Brent “Eagles may soar high but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”
9 The Words of David Brent “Never do today that which will become someone else’s responsibility tomorrow.”
10 The Words of David Brent “Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue.”
19 Authoritarian Leadership Leader makes decisions without reference to anyone elseHigh degree of dependency on the leaderCan create de-motivation and alienation of staffMay be valuable in some types of business where decisions need to be made quickly and decisively
20 Types of Leadership Style: Authoritarian Someone like Sir Alex Ferguson has a classic autocratic style, he motivates his players with his fiery personality and he's been very successful that way.
21 Democratic Leadership Encourages decision making from different perspectives – leadership may be emphasised throughout the organisationConsultative: process of consultation before decisions are takenPersuasive: Leader takes decision and seeks to persuade others that the decision is correct
22 Democratic Leadership (cont) May help motivation and involvementWorkers feel ownership of the firm and its ideasImproves the sharing of ideas and experiences within the businessCan delay decision making
23 Types of Leadership Style: Democratic Someone like Clive Woodward has a democratic, laid-back style. He finds out what his players want and gives them what they ask.
24 Laissez-Faire Leadership ‘Let it be’ – the leadership responsibilities are shared by allCan be very useful in businesses where creative ideas are importantCan be highly motivational, as people have control over their working lifeCan make coordination and decision making time-consuming and lacking in overall directionRelies on good team workRelies on good interpersonal relations
25 Types of Leadership Style: Laissez-Faire Conservative Prime Minister from 1978 to 1990, credited with the rise of a laissez-faire policy which came to be called "Thatcherism“.