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AUTOCRACY. The name of a government where the monarch is unlimited by law. Such is the power of the emperor of Russia, who, following the example of his predecessors, calls himself the autocrat of all the Russias.

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There was also significant legislative work done that autocratic eras never attempted, eg, devolution, electoral reform and the Fata merger.
One of the protesters, 51-year old Zvonko Radosevic, said he joined the protest because "we don't want to live in Vucic's autocratic country."
As indicated in figure 1, the leadership styles (transactional, transformational, autocratic, charismatic and visionary) are expected to influence employees' performance (output and error reduction).
He also stuck in the bill provisions that would allow him expanded autocratic power as Mississippi's next governor.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Duterte has no 'autocratic tendencies' contrary to the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community.
The 11 essays in this volume are based on a research project on the stability of autocratic regimes conducted at the Social Science Research Center BerlinAEs Democracy and Democratization research unit in 2011 to 2015.
We've been programmed to think that "collective" leadership - also known by a bunch of other terms such as collaborative, consensus and democratic leadership - is better than "centralised" leadership (autocratic, directive).
Why would President Uhuru Kenyatta meet his 'autocratic predecessor' ahead of the Supreme Court ruling?
The LSS is one of the most commonly used questionnaires for assessing sport leadership, which comprises five subscales representing different features of coaching behavior: (1) training and instruction behavior, which describes the sport skill and tactical instructional style of the coach, which are aimed at improving athletes' performance; (2) democratic and (3) autocratic behaviors, which refer to the decision-making style of the coach; and (4) social support and (5) positive feedback, which characterize the motivational style of the coach.
Four kinds of leadership styles are the autocratic leadership, the democratic, the participant leadership and laissez faire.
The three popular styles of leadership including autocratic leadership style, democratic leadership style and Laissez faire leadership style have been observed and their relationship is explored with organizational citizenship behaviour in three major telecom companies of Pakistan.