A democratic style consists of having those around that are given the freedom in helping with the decision making process. Those people, for one reason or another, are chosen for their abilities, character and their willingness to achieve the same goals. George W. Bush had that very same style as President. “Most people think he hires smart people because he’s not so smart, that’s the key to being a successful leader” says co-author of the book “The Genius of George W. Bush.” (Thompson) The democratic leadership style involves the art of having total faith in those around to help with the decision making and relying on those chosen ones. This same leadership style applies in business as well as government. Many managers have the same style that lets employees help in the day to day decision making. This type of style is thought to have benefits that ultimately help in all aspects of business, primarily in motivating and empowering employees.
Another key to the democratic style of leadership is communication. How well does the manager communicate with his/her employees? Many say that President Bush was less than mediocre when it came to communicating on his television addresses. Many times good communications are not always the things that are stated, but, the questions that are asked. In a statement made by former coordinator for counterterrorism in the Clinton and Bush administration, Richard Clark, “This guy is not the dumb rich kid that he’s been portrayed,... [continues]
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