Lewin’s 3 Leadership Styles

… a core concept in Leadership Skills and Atlas 109

LewenStylesConcept description

Three styles of leadership proposed by psychologist Kurt Lewin, following a 1939 study of the response of school children to different styles characterized as autocratic, democratic (also called participative), and laissez-faire.

See individual concept entries:

Autocratic Leadership

Participative Leadership

Laissez-Faire Leadership


Drawn from Cherry, K. A. (2006). Leadership styles, at http://psychology.about.com/od/leadership/a/leadstyles.htm, accessed 30 December 2015.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

The Study of Leadership and Communication (core topic) in Leadership Skills and Atlas 109.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 6 October 2016.

Image: From Supphakitt Blog at https://supphakitt.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/management-leadership/, accessed 30 December 2015.