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Authoritarian Leadership This is a traditional leadership, firm and very strict. These kind of leaders expect to be listened to, obeyed quickly and exactly. They will not put up with argument or questions asked. They are believers in force, and they asked to be treated with a lot of respect. Laissez-faire Leadership This is the complete opposite to Authoritarian Leadership. Laissez- faire is French for ' let them do what they want'. It cant be a leadership if you have no control over anybody, but very occasionally they put their foot down. Democratic Leadership Democratic Leadership is the third kind or style of leadership. This is seen as a moderate type of leadership, between two extremes. This is said to have the best of both worlds. To round it off, it means that everyone has a part to play in the decision making-process. ...read more.


Douglas McGregor's theory of motivation includes, Theory X and Y. The first of these management styles is assumption of the mediocrity of the masses. THEORY X 1. Workers must be supervised, or quality and quantity of output will fall. A higher rank of officer in the fire service can supervise the lower rank in situations and make sure he is doing his job correctly and efficiently. 2. Workers only respect the type of boss that tells them what to do, and does so with complete authority. This could affect the Fire Service and this will give them more motivation that they need to thrive on. 3. Money is the only motivator. The Fire Service could get a pay rise in their work. This is a definite motivator. 4. Workers have little ambition they wish to remain 'one of the boys' Warning them over the job in hand, and telling them how important to carry out the job. ...read more.


JOB INSECRUITY Safety Needs Safety needs have to do with establishing stability and consistency in a world. These needs are mostly psychological in nature. We need the security of a home and family. However, if a family is dysfunction, i.e., an abusive husband, the wife cannot move to the next level because she is constantly concerned for her safety. Love and belongingness have to wait until she is no longer cringing in fear. Many in our society cry out for law and order because they do not feel safe enough to go for a walk in their neighbourhood. Many people, particularly those in the inner cities, unfortunately, are stuck at this level. In addition, safety needs sometimes motivate people to be religious. Religions comfort us with the promise of a safe secure place after we die and leave the insecurity of this world. This relate back to the Police Force because if they feel that they are safe then their motivation will go up. LACK OF STATUS IN JOB ...read more.

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