Laissez- faire

Shawn, Nicolle, Cheyanne

Leadership style

We picked Laissez-faire as our leadership style. We chose this because it sounded the most interesting to us.

Define the style

Economic environment of letting things take their own course without interfering.

Behavioral theory

Behavioral theories focus on how leaders behave. Laissez-faire leaders don't interfere. They allow people within the team make many of the decisions.


John Stuart Mill was brought this philosophy into popular economic usage in his Principles of political economy in 1848. He argued against government activity in economic affairs.

Laissez-faire is French for "leave it be"

Advantages and disadvantages


-No employees will feel pressured or put off their job.

-if employees are confident in their knowledge they can work well together.

-They will be more motivated.


-If employees are not qualified or well trained they will still need guidance from a leader.

-Projects can go off track and dead lines can be missed.

-If no one tries to solve the conflict it will continue to grow.