democratic leader

(noun) A leader that encourages creative participation by members of the group to solve problems and builds their consensus prior to taking action.

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  • Plural: democratic leaders
  • A type of individual.
  • A (noundemocratic leader uses a (noundemocratic style to lead.

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Works Consulted

Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

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