Autocratic Leadership

Autocratic leadership style is centered on the boss. In this leadership the leader holds all authority and responsibility. In this leadership, leaders make decisions on their own without consulting subordinates. They reach decisions, communicate them to subordinates and expect prompt implementation. Autocratic work environment does normally have little or no flexibility.

In this kind of leadership, guidelines, procedures and policies are all natural additions of an autocratic leader. Statistically, there are very few situations that can actually support autocratic leadership.

Some of the leaders that support this kind of leadership include: Albert J Dunlap (Sunbeam Corporation) and Donald Trump (Trump Organization) among others. [1]

See Also

Democratic Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Team Leadership
Cross-Cultural Leadership
Facilitative Leadership
Laissez-Faire Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Transactional Leadership
Coaching Leadership
Charismatic Leadership
Visionary Leadership


  1. Autocratic Leadership Defined WiseToast