The participative leader is more like a facilitator, characterized by fairness,
competence, creativity, courage, intelligence, and honesty.
Participative or democratic leaders give importance to the opinion of the team
members and engage them in the decision-making process. While the final decision
ultimately rests on the leader, the factors influencing that decision come from
the collective team. Employees feel valued when their opinions are considered,
i.e. for procedures, strategy, or goal setting, and therefore they are more
engaged and more productive.
This leadership style focuses on adapting their leadership based on the needs of
the team,, and supporting them as and how they require. They are great in roles
for group therapy and team coaching.