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Democratic Leadership - Psychology Definition of the Week

By October 18, 2013

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Definition: Democratic leadership, also known as participative leadership, is a style of leadership in which members of the group take a more active role in the decision-making process. Researchers have found that this leadership style is usually one of the most effective and can lead to higher productivity, better contributions from group members, and increased group morale.

Learn more about some of the characteristics, benefits, and downsides of democratic leadership.

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