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To what extent do you think leadership style would be the most important factor in successfully implementing such a controversial decision? Justify.

If people are able to relate to their manager and have a friendlier relationship with them then they will be more willingly to accept a controversial decision so:

  • more team based approaches will likely have a higher success rate
  • more task focused approaches will likely be met with greater resistance


  • adopting a more reasonable approach, and listening to subordinates as well as having some room to negotiate an alternative will probably lead to a more motivated workforce.

What is meant by “subordinate”?

  • Somebody who is below a manager in a hierarchy, typically directly

What is the term “manager-centred leadership”?

  • A manager makes a decision and announces it to subordinates. There is no room for negotiation.