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The Theory of Three Leadership Styles

Danying Li


The theory of three leadership styles puts descriptions of three types of leaders’ behaviors. Each of them has coexistence of advantages and disadvantages and shows wonderful impact on different industries particularly.


Leadership Style; Autocratic Leader; Democratic Leader; Laissez-Faire

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v6i9.9970