Leadership In Action



Students will review the four main styles of leadership: Autocratic, Democratic, Free-Rein (Hands-Off) and Self-Managed Teams. They will investigate the advantages and disadvantages of each style, common characteristics of leaders and determine which type(s) are best suited for each individual students.

Required Time

One Block period
90 Minutes

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Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Describe common leadership characteristics.
  • Identify the four styles of leadership.
  • Illustrate individual leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Determine preferred individual leadership style(s).

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