RE: Laissez-Faire Leadership - Let us do!

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I agree with your idea, while I'm not so sure about the name of your aproach.

I study economics and Laissez-Faire Leadership is defined as completely hands off. So not only giving people autonomy to find solutions for their problems but not showing any interest at all. No motivation, not disciplin, almost no feedback at all.

The most recommended style of leadership is called stewardship. Where you give the people you lead autonomy and trust, while sharing your ideas and philosophy.

It's more complicated than that, but I think what you are describing sounds a lot like Stewardship.


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Interesting thought @antonym. I too have a deep interest in economics and economic theory. In some respects I find the modern interpretation of laissez-faire has developed into a negative connotation, which is very different from its original meaning and purpose.

Even when I was researching for this post, it was difficult to find writings about laissez-faire that did not have a negative slant. Fortunately I have access to older pdf text written by the original Austrian economic theorists, that have a very different take on what it means to be laissez-faire.

I do like the sound of stewardship as a leadership style and will read into it further. Thank you for engaging, I look forward to further post discussions.

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