What is the basic difference between consideration behavior and initiating structure behavior?

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The basic difference between consideration and initiating leadership behavior is that consideration behavior allows the implication of subordinate members' circumstances in the process of decision making, while initiating leadership behavior allows only the leader's determinations in the process of decisions making.

Consideration behavior is more friendly and more focused on the needs of members inside the subordinate group, while initiating behavior is more focused on the accomplishment of duties.

The key to leadership is to make use of both leadership styles to develop a thriving team.


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