What Is The Leadership Styles Of Bill Gates? Did He Listen To His Team?


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Sarah Devine answered
The leadership style of Bill Gates combines two of the three styles in leadership. He mainly uses a participative style though he tends to include elements of the delegative style. This means that in general, he is a leader who takes full advantages of his team and employees and occasionally trusts them enough to make decisions without his instruction. Answer - Yes, he did listen to his team.

  • Leadership styles
There are essentially three leadership styles which are: Participative, delegative and autocratic.

  • Participative
The participative leadership style is basically democratic. It allows team members or employees to make business suggestions and is a style whereby the leader will listen and consult with his employees before making any decisions. The advantages of this leadership method are that tactics and strategies will be more varied and thought out. It also allows a happier thus, better, workforce which will in effect improve profits.

  • Delegative
Delegative means that the workforce does not necessarily have to get permission from the boss to undertake tasks. They are trusted fully to make decisions without consultation. If this was the only method used in a company or organization, the risks include the employee making the wrong decision or the boss being kept in the dark about the goings on of the business. If the employee is successful in their work, the advantage includes the leader not having to have too much input to make the business a success. It also encourages the workforce to aim higher in their career.

  • Autocratic
Autocratic does not allow such freedom for the workforce. It sways more to the dictatorship style of leading. This way the employees have next to zero input of business tactics and the leader is in full control. This method has more disadvantages than advantages in terms of making the business a success.
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Aisha answered
The Leadership style of Bill Gates is a mix of Delegative and Participative style. He has given free hand to his researches and made teams and groups out of them for more product launches. At the same time he is careful in his judgement and control.

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