JLBC: Delegative (Free rein) Leadership
JLBC Cadets In this style, the leader allows the JLBC team (or individual) to decide. JLBC Cadets Free-rein leaders turn over all authority and control to the JLBC group. JLBC Cadet Leadership is provided to the JLBC group indirectly rather than directly. Group members have presented a task and are given free rein to figure out how to perform it best. JLBC Cadets The leader does not get involved unless requested. Team members are allowed all the freedom they want as long as they do not violate policy. In short, the free rein leader delegates completely. JLBC Cadets However, the leader is still responsible for the decisions that are made.
This style sometimes works effectively with well-motivated and experienced employees. These people are self-sufficient and may not need help or emotional support from the manager. However, a problem with free-rein leadership is that group members perceive the free-rein leader as uninvolved and indifferent. Yet, free-rein leaders believe they are helping subordinates develop self-sufficiency.