Demonstrate leadership skills in a tour context/Activities/Finding different types of leaders

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US 18364, Version 1, Level 4, Credit 4, Demonstrate leadership skills in a tourism context, Element 1, (PC1.1 - 1.2) - Assessment


To indentify and describe the characteristics of four different leadership styles, and identify in which specified tourism context they would be best suited.


Part One:

Identify two key characteristics for the following styles of leadership.(PC 1.1)

  • complete this activity in conjunction with the reading "Leadership styles" and referenced texts or internet sites (Wikipedia)

  • autocratic
  • democratic
  • laissez faire
  • charasmatic

Identify a leader who matches most of the characteristics listed for each style.

Part Two:

Now describe what kind of leadership style you would suggest for the tourism contexts below and write a brief paragraph explaining why (PC 1.2)

  • tour guide with a large group of mixed aged clients
  • tour guide with a small group of clients who have specialised knowledge
  • tour guide who may offer clients certain choices in their tour and who relies on interactive feedback
  • tour guide with group of at risk youth

Supporting Materials

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