Some might say that an autocratic leader is out of style. I beg to differ. When could you need an autocratic style of leader? Well, it all depends on how you perceive the word autocratic. For example, in times of change and flux what do people need? They need someone to show them direction.
They need someone to say this is the way we are gonna do it. This is the way through. This is the way that we overcome this challenge. In other words, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative. Autocratic doesn’t necessarily mean dictatorial.
It means showing people the way when they are unable to discover it on there own. It means helping people to navigate through a difficult situation when people are at the crossroads or when people are confused about what to do next.
It’s someone who knows how to call the shots when people can’t find the way out. So, realize that may be one style that you can use and it’s situational depending on the circumstances. You might be the one who needs to call the shots and in those circumstances, that is totally okay.
This article is a transcript from Michelle Ray’s Leadership Secrets at YouTube YouTube.
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