Managerial styles discussion questions

Write a 3-4 page (750-1000 word) essay answering the questions below. The assignment should be submitted using Microsoft Word with default margins, using 12 point Times New Roman black font, double spacing, and APA format. Please visit the NAU Online Library’s Research and Writing page for help with APA format, or view the APA tutorial video.


  1. Define the three managerial styles (authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire) and compare them in terms of concern for subordinates and for maintaining control of subordinates.
  2. Explain which managerial style is best suited for the following law enforcement roles: Patrol Sergeant, S.W.A.T. Team Commander, and a Police Chief in charge of a meeting where senior police leadership is meeting to solve particular problems.

* Include at least three academic or professional sources to support your work. APA citations need to be included both in-text and in a separate reference page.

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