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Your strengths[edit]

what is the answer for Your strengths?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:45, 10 June 2008 (UTC)


In my experience of over 22 years of working with many different (international and local) organisations I have come accross 'bullying' in all forms of management styles. This makes efficient employees very weak. It was about 10 years ago that I successfully identified this management style, and since then, have been able to handle such managers to my advantage and/or not succumb to their style.

This is very common in Autocratic and Laissez-faire - from my personal experience. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Priyanke (talkcontribs) 18:54, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Excellent, excellent point. I know it's been quite a while since you made this comment, but I hope you will add this material, at least as a separate section. As Wikipedia says, "Be bold!" Scrawlspacer (talk) 12:17, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Quality rating B???[edit]

I am new to contributing, but I have been researching this topic recently and have to say that this page is very poor - as a gross example, citing a fictional character designed to lampoon management as an example of a management style (David Brent) really undermines the value of this article. Two other cited references - Amanda Glass and Chris Fest are not cross referenced - who are they? This is a poor article and warrants a lot of attention - re-writing in fact. There is so much more to say, so much to do to restore balance ... I am only sorry that it is beyond my experience of Wikipedia contribution to even start, but I did not want an un-informed reader to take this as being in any manner authoritative. Mikeclayton (talk) 11:40, 22 December 2008 (UTC)mikeclayton

Agreed. And this is a top-priority article. Sigh. Unfortunately I lack the expertise to do much of anything about it. Scrawlspacer (talk) 12:15, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Paternalistic leadership[edit]

This section seems to show a real bias toward paternalistic management. Supposedly the paternalistic leader takes the needs and desires of his (of course "his") employees into account. But this is often far from the case. The idea that he thinks he knows what his employees need and want is often preposterous, and he ends up alienating them further while deluding himself into thinking he is a capable person and employee morale is high. And this is just the beginning of the problems with this section. Scrawlspacer (talk) 12:29, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

The sub-section Asian Paternalistic seems to be quite biased as well. Not entirely certain what to make of it, seems strange that Asian is the only cultural variant listed here which by it's description is somehow superior to non-Asian Paternalistic without actually giving any substantive reasons why. Particularly of concern is how much it sounds like propaganda and opinion. Not the kind of content that makes an a regular Wikipedia reader feel confident in defending the accuracy of the articles. Although it should be fairly obvious given the lack of citations and the headings prefacing the quality of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:43, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect Heading[edit]

These are not management styles and are in fact "leadership styles." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:27, 8 August 2016 (UTC)