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Participative vs. Democratic Leadership

Participative vs. Democratic Leadership

Update: 2019-10-06
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Do you lead your team with a participative or democratic leadership style? In episode 264 of Journey to $100 Million, Kevin explains the difference between these two leadership styles, and which he personally prefers.

As a participative leader, you are letting your team input their thoughts and taking those thoughts into the decision-making process. A democratic leadership style would be having your team take a vote and then whichever vote wins is what the decision will be, regardless of anyone’s gut feeling.

Kevin considers himself a participative leader. He wants everyone to have a voice most of the time. Collaboration is one of our core values here at Array Digital and team input is very valuable to us. It is important to Kevin that our team feels that they are able to alter the course we are headed in!

Kevin encourages business owners to lead with a participative approach instead of a democratic or directive. The power of the room is more powerful than just Kevin and Erik on their own.

What are you doing to lead your team? Are you increasing team collaboration or discouraging it? How are you bettering your company’s culture? Is your team motivated and willing to follow your direction?



Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.



For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!
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Participative vs. Democratic Leadership

Participative vs. Democratic Leadership